:::: About Us
Faith at Work
Atlas Machine and Supply is a family-owned company managed on Christian business principles. We strive for a work environment that treats employees, customers, and others connecting with the company with honesty, fairness and a commitment to excellence. We view our company as a stewardship that is eventually passed on to the next generation, stronger than it was before.
In 1907 several Louisville machinists with an entrepreneurial bent established the Atlas Machine Company. The firm’s mission was to manufacture and sell elevators and related industrial equipment. In 1909 the company expanded its business model to include the manufacturing and repair of automobiles and automobile parts. By 1921 the repairing and rebuilding of automobile motors had become the dominating aspect of the company. In November of that year, the company changed its name to Atlas Motor Machine shop.
On October 10, 1925 ownership passed to the family of company superintendent Robert N. Gimmel. It was under Robert that the company began to take a long-term view of our relationships with employees and customers, and to pump profits back into the business – heavily reinvesting to keep us strong.
Today, the company is no longer in the auto parts business and is now known as Atlas Machine & Supply, Inc.—a fourth-generation, family-owned manufacturer and engineering firm specializing in industrial machinery solutions for manufacturers. Atlas has evolved into one of the most complete and highest-skilled industrial repair and remanufacturing centers in the nation. The company is also one of the country’s leading distributors of industrial compressed air systems.
Atlas’ steady and strong growth has been based on a commitment to providing excellent service to customers, attracting highly skilled machinists and paying them well, and investing the profits back into the company in the form of new equipment and technology. With the 24/7 emergency hotline, Atlas can provide immediate support to customers with its expertise in machining, air service, and field machining.
The fourth generation of the Gimmel family to lead at Atlas, Richie is responsible for the daily operations of the company. Before taking the current position as President, Richie worked as Vice President of Engineering. Prior to his career at Atlas he worked for Samtec in New Albany as a new product engineer.
A graduate of the J.B. Speed School of Engineering at the University of Louisville and St. Xavier High School in Louisville, Richie has a passion for continuous improvement and bringing innovative solutions to industry. Richie also gratefully acknowledges the contributions of the generations of people who have contributed to the company’s success for more than a century. He looks forward to further building on this firm foundation and growing Atlas as a global leader of industrial solutions.
Vice President of Industrial Products
David Sullivan has been a member of the Atlas team since 1999. Dave is responsible for sales, marketing, and operations for our compressed air division. As Vice President of compressed air operations, Dave brings a hands-on perspective to the job. Dave has served several roles at Atlas, including field service manager and corporate rental manager. He has been in his current position since 2010. Like many at Atlas, Dave has a passion for serving the customer and providing efficient solutions. He firmly believes that people, not the product, make the difference in a customer’s satisfaction with your organization.
“The man who says it can’t be done shouldn’t interrupt the person doing it ” – Dave Sullivan
Vice President/General Manager
Dennis Hanna has been a member of the Atlas team since 1980. He is responsible for all shop operations in all facilities for the Machine Shop Operations in Louisville and Cincinnati.
Dennis started as a Journeyman Machinist on the floor at Atlas and then went into supervision in the Machine Shop in 1994. In the fall of 2006 he was named General Manager. Under his leadership, the machine shop has grown in size, capability, and reputation. As General Manager, Dennis emphasizes the “can do” attitude – a core fundamental of Atlas’s culture.
“Find the one reason why, instead of all the reasons why not.” – Dennis Hanna
Vice President/Business Development
Jeremy joined our Engineering team in December of 2010. Jeremy is responsible for identifying and developing new business opportunities and marketing strategies. Jeremy also manages the entire sales force for the Machine Shop division.
He brings a unique perspective rooted in several years of experience at a similar shop in Arizona. Consistently finding ways to say yes to any opportunity, Jeremy does not let past beliefs or restrictions dampen his enthusiasm to find a solution.
David Muncy has been a member of the Atlas Team since 2006. Prior to joining Atlas, Dave held various leadership positions in both the Building Trade and Aerospace Industries, overseeing distribution and manufacturing operations. Dave received both his Bachelors in Science and MBA from the University of Louisville.
As the Vice President of Finance, Dave offers a long term perspective and insight to Atlas by always considering the financial impact of situations and keeps Atlas financially sound. Dave and his team are responsible for the back office functions at Atlas, including finance, accounting, IT and administrative support. More than just a number-cruncher, Dave brings training in LEAN manufacturing operations and Six Sigma to the Atlas shop floor.
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