Atlas Paper Mills Appoints New CEO

Jim Brown formerly was executive VP at Duro Bag.

November 22, 2013
Recycling Today Staff
Paper Personnel

Atlas Paper Mills LLC, Miami, Fla., has appointed Jim Brown as its new CEO. He succeeds Joe Tadeo, who has left the company. The recycled-content tissue products manufacturer is a portfolio company of Peak Rock Capital LLC.

Brown joins Atlas with more than 25 years of experience in paper packaging and related sectors, most recently serving as an executive vice president at Duro Bag Manufacturing Co., Florence, Ky., a paper bag company that produces more than 20 billion bags per year from nine locations in North America. Prior to joining Duro Bag, Brown spent 26 years in various executive positions with Sonoco Products Co., including serving as vice president of Sonoco Recycling.

“We are delighted to have someone of Jim Brown's caliber join Atlas as CEO,” says Peter Leibman, a member of Atlas’ board of directors. “Jim has an impressive track record of building strong customer relationships, enhancing operations and delivering exceptional results. His background and experience are well suited for leading Atlas, as the company continues to execute on its business plan, featuring both organic growth and strategic add-on acquisitions."

Says Brown, “These are exciting times for Atlas and I am extremely honored to lead this great company into the future and to succeed Joe Tadeo as CEO. Atlas is well-positioned for significant growth and industry leadership, building on its strong roots as a manufacturer of recycled tissue products. Working alongside the board, Atlas plans to continue expanding its product offerings and build on its well-regarded legacy.”