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Last week I had the opportunity to sit down with Rick Gerbrecht, President and CEO of ATLAS ELEKTRONIK CANADA to get the scoop on what they have happening behind closed doors, and do they ever have lots of exciting news!

Besides just being named one of Canada’s top 50 Defence Companies by the Canadian Defence Review, Atlas has also expanded its offices at VITP and added a new member to the team, Kristy Seiler who has taken on the role of Administrative Office Manager. Welcome to the park Kristy!

First of all. let me give you a brief description of ATLAS ELEKTRONIK CANADA who is a company of the ATLAS ELEKTRONIK Group. ATLAS ELEKTRONIK CANADA Ltd serves the Canadian market with a specific focus on Command & Control, sonar, and unmanned vehicles.  ATLAS ELEKTRONIK CANADA is strategically located in proximity to the Royal Canadian Navy’s Pacific Fleet and a National Shipbuilding and Procurement Strategy (NSPS) designated Shipyard and is capable of providing any of the ATLAS Group products as well as a broad range of associated technical and logistics support services for the entire product life cycle. Atlas is part of the National Shipbuilding and Procurement Strategy and is involved in the integration of systems of ships.

As a member of CADSI (Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries), Rick will be representing Atlas with their very own booth at the CANSEC (Canadian Securities) tradeshow at the end of this month in Ottawa. This is a great opportunity for Atlas Canada to showcase their company and allow it to continue to develop in the market.

I asked Rick for some feedback of being part of the community at VITP and he spoke to the advantages of working in an environment that has allowed him to constantly work alongside like-minded companies and really gain recognition in the market through being associated with VITP.  He is grateful for the growth potential and the ability to expand and says Atlas Canada is “working proof” that small companies can be successful on an international scale.

Some of their strategies for the next year include targeting initiatives to support indigenous growth and positioning smaller programs within the Canadian navy in anticipation of larger value ship building programs.  ATLAS ELEKTRONIK CANADA is very engaged in the community and are active in working with local suppliers whenever possible.

VITP is very proud of Rick and his team for all that they have achieved and know that this is just the beginning; keep an eye out for big things in the future from ATLAS ELEKTRONIK CANADA!

Check out their brand new website here!