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Crystal Copling, ATRO February Employee of the Month

Crystal Copling ATRO Engineered Systems, Inc.
Crystal Copling

St. Clair, Missouri, Feb 20, 2020 — Crystal Copling was named ATRO Employee of the Month for February, 2020. Crystal has been with ATRO since July of 2005. Her current position is Production Scheduler. During her employment, Crystal has worked in most departments including Molding, Finishing, Blasting & Bonding, Shipping, Receiving, and Purchasing. Congratulations, Crystal! You understand the philsophy of With ATRO behind you, drive forward.

Every month ATRO employees have an opportunity to nominate one of their peers for Employee of the Month. The nominations are reviewed by executive management. This management committee will take into consideration employee votes, attendance, attitude, reputation, performance, initiative, motivation and team player skills in making the final decision. Some of the nominating employees wrote:

  • The Customer Service Dept and our customers depend on the information that Crystal provides.
  • She works quickly to provide scheduling and shipping dates, she will drop what she is doing to check on parts, making several trips to the plant.
  • She is always happy and a pleasure to work with.

New Self-Aligning Carrier Bearing Assembly CR00-67661

Introducing ATRO CR00-67661 Self-Aligning Carrier Bearing Assembly
ATRO CR00-67661

St. Clair, Missouri, Feb 20, 2020 — ATRO Introduces new self-aligning carrier bearing assembly. Some carrier bearings can be stubbon to get into alignment and require shims. No longer. ATRO is proud to introduce our new CR00-67661 Self-Aligning Carrier Bearing Assembly. The easy installation and self-alignment mean you trucks spend less time in for repairs and more time on the road.

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ATRO Opens Dallas Distribution Center

Irving (Dallas), Texas, Feb 18, 2020 — "We are excited to announce our growing distribution network. The new warehouse in Dallas, TX, is essential in meeting the growing demand for superior ATRO polyurethane parts in the Texas and Oklahoma area. We are continually looking for ways to improve the speed and efficiency of delivering products to our customers," said Will Gregerson, President of ATRO Engineered Systems. The Dallas location joins our existing St. Clair MO, Portland, OR, Carlisle, PA, and Ontario, CA warehouse locations.

ATRO at TMC Annual Meeting Feb 24-27, 2020

Come see us at the upcoming TMC Annual Meeting. February 24-27 in Atlanta, Georgia. We will be showcasing our new self-aligning carrier bearing assembly, along with our bushings with rotating pins and engine mounts manufactured with our exclusive high-temperature polyurethane. Stop by booth #1840 and see how ATRO can help you have a smoother running operation.

Gregerson Appointed President of ATRO Engineered Systems, Inc.

Will Gregerson President ATRO Engineered Systems, Inc.
Will Gregerson

St. Clair, Missouri, Feb 4, 2020 — ATRO Engineered Systems, Inc. announces the promotion of William Gregerson to President. Gregerson joined ATRO in the summer of 2019 as the company's Chief Financial Officer. With Gregerson assuming the role of President, Mark Sturmon moves into the role of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the 33 year-old company.

Gregerson came to ATRO after 13 years as a member of the Executive Leadership team and Chief Financial Officer at Schaeffer Oil. Gregerson's focus at Schaeffer, and since joining ATRO, has been in finance, operations, logistics, and information technology.

"When we first brought Will to ATRO, we knew his success in the operational, organizational and systems and procedures would translate perfectly to ATRO. While Will's focus has been in operations and finance, it is always with a sharp focus on delivering a better product and experience for the customer," said Mark Sturmon in the announcement.

Sturmon went on to say "as the heavy-duty trucking industry continues to evolve and become more sophisticated in the use of technology and raises the expectation for even higher quality products, Will was the perfect fit to help ATRO continue to deliver for our company, our distribution partners and ultimately for the fleets we all serve."

"In ATRO, I see a company that has tremendous upside to continue to deliver for the customers. A high-quality product, engineered with great precision coming from a company with the guts to stand behind the performance of their products with an industry-leading warranty," said Gregerson. "It's exciting to be a part of the company in this capacity and to help these fleets and the distributors who serve them to keep their trucks out on the road and moving forward."

ATRO's Sally Lee Perfect Attendance

Sally Lee ATRO Engineered Systems, Inc.
Sally Lee

Since Sally began working for ATRO on August 6, 2012, she's had perfect attendance ... no arriving late, no leaving early, no unscheduled time off in the last 7 plus years! She has been named employee of the month on several occassions aand was selected as ATRO's Employee of the Year in 2016. Sally's co-workers say "she will jump in and help with whatever needs to be done, has an excellent safety record and her quality of work is exceptional." Thank you, Sally, for helping us deliver for our customers.

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2020

Grapevine (Dallas), Texas, Jan 27-30, 2020 — The ATRO team is exhibiting at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2020 and participating in one-on-one business meetings and specialized product training and sales for the Heavy Duty Independent Aftermarket distributor. With ATRO, you'll have a smoother running operation.

Brian Herrington in Vehicle Service Pros Fleet Maintenance

Brian Herrington, ATRO Area Sales Manager is featured in a recent article "Steps to understand and prevent corrosion," by Kayla Oschmann at Vehicle Service Pros Fleet Maintenance magazine. The article discusses best practices for prolonging the life of heavy-duty vehicles and components.

 Read the full article here.

 Download a PDF copy of the article here.

International Roadcheck Inspection Blitz May 5-7, 2020

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced their annual International Roadcheck for May 5-7, 2020 with a special focus on steering and suspension systems. Now is the time to start preparing your fleet to prevent disruption to your operations.

ATRO polyurethane parts are engineered with precision to outperform their rubber equivalents to keep your fleet running smoothly. Search ATRO Products.

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Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2019 — ATRO Training

Las Vegas, Feb, 13, 2019 — Organizers of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2019 said more than 1,800 suppliers and 680 distributor executives attended the 14th edition of the heavy-duty independent aftermarket conference in a record-breaking turnout.

"In one week, we learned to embrace technology and the benefits of using it in our businesses, finding and retaining the right people for our organizations and understanding what the independent distributor will need to know to prepare for the increasing technology on the vehicles our customers will be driving," said Ian Johnston, vice president of sales and marketing at Harman HVS and HDAW ’19 distributor co-chair.

"The record number of distributor attendees at HDAW this year shows us that there is an interest in understanding what impact technology will have on their businesses, both on the trucks and in our back offices."

HDAW also hosted the second Distributor Product Sales Training on the Product Expo floor. More than 100 distributors from 63 companies participated in the training offered by ATRO Engineered Systems, and others.

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