Atlas® Roofing Corporation has announced Stanley Bastek as the new vice president of sales and marketing for its shingle and underlayment division. Bastek first began his career in the Atlas corporate headquarters 14 years ago. The appointment comes as Kirk Villar, vice president of sales and marketing, announced his retirement, after 22 years with Atlas. “One of the things I wanted to do is leave the company better than when I started, and at a time when we were doing extremely well. I am excited about where Atlas is headed, and now look forward to exciting times where my wife and I get to go do some things that we’ve been wanting to do.”
“Both Villar and Bastek have played pivotal roles in Atlas. Villar lives and breathes Atlas and has invested so much into this company” said Ken Farrish, president of Atlas Roofing. “That said, there is no better time to make the transition. Our business is in a really good place and we are positioned for success with Bastek as the new vice president.”
The success of Atlas has come part and parcel with the leadership displayed by both gentlemen. While Bastek is credited with establishing the Atlas shingles and underlayment division as a contractor-focused marketing force, Villar made several strategic decisions over the last ten years, all of which have positioned Atlas for success in the years to come. Villar came to Atlas in 1998 and leaves more than 20 years of expert sales and marketing team development.
A graduate of University of Michigan, Bastek also earned his MBA from Shorter University in Georgia. He began his career in the Atlas Roofing corporate office as an administrative assistant, working his way through the marketing and sales management ranks to his most recent position of national sales director.
Atlas is an innovative, customer-oriented provider of asphalt shingles, roof underlayments, rigid foam, geofoam, cold chain, protective packaging, lost foam, and cutting-edge coated and paper facers and underlayments for a diverse set of markets. Atlas has grown from a single asphalt shingle manufacturing facility to 36 facilities in North America with worldwide product distribution. Products from the company’s four major divisions are manufactured in state-of-the-art facilities and shipped from its network of manufacturing plants and distribution facilities in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.