Eric came to Atlantic in 1994. He was a young newlywed, 25 years old, joining the company after a 2 1/2 year start with Roadway in operations. His first assignment was to open and operate Atlantic’s 3rd branch in Winston-Salem, NC.
Atlantic was a small company at the time and Eric spent his early years training and learning from Rusty, Bill, Geoff, Mike and others. In the mid- 90’s, the textile industry was still heavily entrenched in the Carolinas and the Southeast. Thanks to Rusty, Mike, and others, Atlantic was established as an excellent supplier in the textile industry with several key customers. It was during this period that Eric became exposed to these customers and the industry.
Thanks to Atlantic’s investment in technical resources, some collaborative development with a key film partner, and a commitment from Atlantic's equipment partners, Atlantic developed a unique expertise in supporting the handling and shipping of fabric and cut-parts for textile customers. This expertise involved a skilled team of Atlantic technicians, engineers and sales professionals.
The early relationships established by Rusty and Mike grew over time with help from this team and Atlantic evolved into a company with a greater depth of offerings including printed paperboard packaging, printed pressure sensitive labels, sophisticated end-of-line packaging equipment solutions, flexible packaging, and a wide variety of cutting room papers. As the textile industry exited the Carolinas and the Southeast in the mid-2000’s, Atlantic invested heavily in facilities, equipment, and people to continue supporting these key customers in Central America, the Caribbean, and Asia.
Over 20 years with Atlantic, Eric has managed Atlantic facilities in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, and Charlotte. During this time, Atlantic’s service platform and offering for the textile industry has grown dramatically. Eric is proud to be a part of the large and talented team that serves this industry for Atlantic today.