John P. Williamson President and Chief Executive Officer
John P. Williamson assumed the roles of President and Chief Executive Officer of Atkore International on June 1, 2011. Before joining Atkore, Williamson spent six years with ITT Corporation most recently as President of the Water & Wastewater Division, a $1.8 billion global manufacturing company headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with 180 locations and 45 subsidiaries. Prior to that, he was President of the Residential and Commercial Water Division and ITT Corporate Vice President and Director for Operational Excellence. Prior to ITT, Mr. Williamson was employed for more than 17 years within several operating divisions of Danaher Corporation. Until 2005, Mr. Williamson was Senior Vice President of Global Operations for Fluke Corporation. Mr. Williamson also served as President of Jennings Technology Corporation. Additionally, he held leadership and management positions at Veeder-Root Company, Danaher Controls, Dynapar and Disc Instruments. Mr. Williamson began his career with Connector Technology, Inc. in 1981.
Mr. Williamson earned a B.A. degree in Business Administration from California State University Fullerton and holds a Certificate in Strategic Marketing Management from Harvard Business School.
James A. Mallak Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Mallak joined Atkore International in March 2012. Prior to joining the company, he served as Managing Director at Alvarez & Marsal, a global professional services firm where he focused on international financial management, corporate financial administration, merger and acquisition transactions and corporate restructuring. Prior to that, Mr. Mallak was the Chief Financial Officer at Tower Automotive with responsibility for ensuring the financial integrity of 48 manufacturing locations. He also served as Executive Vice President and CFO for two operating segments of Textron, Inc., a global manufacturer for the aerospace and defense, automotive and transportation, as well as industrial manufacturing industries. While there, Mr. Mallak managed teams supporting controllership and reporting, internal controls and policies, tax, manufacturing accounting, as well as internal audit and ethics and treasury. Mr. Mallak began his career at ITT Automotive, holding progressive leadership roles in the finance arena during his 14 year tenure.
Mr. Mallak earned a Masters of Business Administration from the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University and a Bachelors of Arts degree in accounting from Michigan State University.
Kevin P. Fitzpatrick Vice President - Global Human Resources
Mr. Fitzpatrick has held this role since joining Atkore International in January 2012. In this position, Mr. Fitzpatrick leads an organization that provides support to more than 3,500 global employees through talent acquisition and development, onboarding and immersion, leadership training, employee development, employee and labor relations, payroll as well as compensation and benefit programs. Prior to joining the company, he served as Vice President of Human Resources for A.M. Castle & Company, a global distributor of specialty metals and supply chain services for aerospace, oil & gas, heavy equipment and other industries, from 2009 to 2012. Mr. Fitzpatrick also served as Vice President, North American Human Resources and Administration for UPM Kymmene Corporation, a global forest products manufacturer, from 2001-2009. His past experience includes leadership roles in other manufacturing companies, where he also led the Human Resources function. Mr. Fitzpatrick earned a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, a Juris Doctor degree from Marquette University Law School, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater.
Daniel Kelly Vice President - General Counsel & Secretary
Mr. Kelly joined Atkore in September 2013. For the past 20 years, Mr. Kelly worked in strategic legal officer roles within various businesses of ITT Corporation and Xylem, Inc., a 2011 spinoff from ITT. Most recently at Xylem, Mr. Kelly served as acting General Counsel with responsibility for all legal and compliance matters, including SEC filing, corporate governance oversight, intellectual property, acquisitions, contracts and litigation, as well held the role of Deputy General Counsel, Litigation and Contracts. Before that, he was VP and General Counsel of ITT Fluid and Motion Control, covering all of ITT's commercial businesses and prior to that, he was VP and General Counsel of ITT Defense Electronics and Services. Mr. Kelly also spent three years at ITT Corporation as Deputy General Counsel, Director Field Legal Support, where he provided business and legal counsel for the company’s three global operating groups. Mr. Kelly’s career began at Sidley & Austin with an antitrust and commercial litigation practice. Mr. Kelly earned a Juris Doctor cum laude from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service with a focus on International Economics from Georgetown University.
Peter Lariviere President - AFC Cable
Mr. Lariviere was appointed to this position in February 2015, after joining the company as Chief Operating Officer in August 2013 with responsibility for manufacturing, engineering, sourcing, distribution and logistics. Mr. Lariviere formerly was President-Storage and Workplace Solutions, a division of Stanley Black and Decker, where he led the integration of three business units in forming and leading the combined business unit. Prior to that, Mr. Lariviere was Chief Executive Officer at Lista International Corporation, where he led the strategic direction for worldwide facilities, and was responsible for sales, market development, customer service, new product development, operations and finance. Mr. Lariviere also held several positions at Amesbury Group Inc., including Senior Vice President-Window Hardware Division and Group Vice President. Mr. Lariviere received his Master of Business Administration from New Hampshire College and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts. He also is a graduate of the Executive Management Program at University of North Carolina, Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Steve Robins Vice President - Strategic Sourcing
Mr. Robins was named to this position in July 2012 after joining the company as Director-Strategic Sourcing in August 2009. Previously, Mr. Robins served from 2006 to 2009 as Vice President of Sales and Marketing Flat Rolled Steel NA for ArcelorMittal International, the international trading arm of ArcelorMittal. Mr. Robins prior experience included assignments at ThyssenKrupp NA, including Vice President - Operation and Quality for Copper and Brass Sales, Vice President Automotive Sales for ThyssenKruppNA, and Vice President - Purchasing for Thyssen Steel. Mr. Robins began his career at General Motors and progressed through a series of assignments of increasing responsibility in manufacturing and material management with both Chevrolet and the Truck and Bus Group. Mr. Robins earned a Masters of Business Administration from The University of Michigan, School of Business, and a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University.
Mike Schulte President - Metal Framing and Cable Management
Mr. Schulte joined the company in May 2014 to lead one of Atkore International’s four business units. In this global position, Mr. Schulte manages divisions in North America, EMEA and APAC that produce cable management solutions (including cable trays, cable ladders, and wire basket), metal framing systems (including channel, fittings, fasteners, hangers, and other accessories), as well as a specialty construction contracting solution offering conceptual design, engineering and installation services for all strut-related applications. Prior to Atkore, Mr. Schulte spent the majority of his career in executive positions at various divisions of Danaher Corporation, including President-Gilbarco North America and President-Hennessy Industries. Mr. Schulte also worked at Danaher Motion Group, including Group Senior Vice President Global Sales & Marketing/President of Dover Motion. During his tenure there, Mr. Schulte also held positions of President-Linear Motion Systems, Europe President-Danaher Motion and VP/GM of Servo & Stepper Drives. Mr. Schulte started with Danaher in the Sensors and Controls division holding positions of Materials Manager, Plant Manager, Marketing Manager, and Vice President/General Manager. Before Danaher Corporation, Mr. Schulte worked at the Boston Consulting Group after beginning his career as District Sales and Service Manager at Oldsmobile Division, General Motors Corporation. Mr. Schulte earned a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelors of Science in Management Systems from GMI Engineering & Management Institute (Kettering University).
Gary Uren Vice President - Business Development and Strategy
Mr. Uren was named to this position in July 2012. Previously, Mr. Uren served as President-EMEA and APAC with responsibiity for the United Kingdom, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand. Mr. Uren joined the company in 2008 as Managing Director for the Asia Pacific region with responsibility for growing the Australia business as well as developing manufacturing capabilities in Changshu, China. Mr. Uren has 20 years' experience as a senior executive in the Electrical Products, Technology and Building Services sectors, working extensively throughout Australia and Asia. Immediately prior to joining the company, Mr. Uren was Managing Director of Legrand Australia/New Zealand for eight years and Director of HPM-Legrand. Mr. Uren concurrently served as a Director of AEEMA, the peak representative body for the Australian Electrical ICT & Electronics industries. He holds a Diploma in Management from St. George Technical College and a Master of International Business (MBA) from Southern Cross University.
William (Bill) Waltz President - Plastic Pipe and Conduit
Mr. Waltz joined the company in his current position in July 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Waltz was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Strategic Materials, Inc., North America’s largest glass recycler company. Prior to that, he spent 15 years in various divisions of Pentair, a $7.5 billion water technologies and industrial products company, including leadership roles of President - Pentair Flow Technologies, Vice President and General Manager of Pentair Water Treatment Division; VP and GM for Aurora Pump, VP-Sourcing and International Operations; as well as Director-Commercial & Industrial business unit. Mr. Waltz began his career at General Electric. Mr. Waltz earned a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, a Master of Science in Computer Science from Villanova University, a Bachelors of Science in Industrial Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, and is a graduate of General Electric’s Information Systems Management Program.
Lisa Winter Director - Corporate Relations
Ms. Winter was named to her current position in November 2012 with responsibility for communications that build support for the company's vision, values and strategies among employees, investors, civic leaders, media as well as the general communities in which Atkore has a presence. Ms. Winter joined the company as Manager-Communications and Strategic Planning in August 2008. Prior to Atkore International, Ms. Winter was Global Networking Marketing Manager at Panduit Corporation, a leading datacom and electrical networking solutions provider. Ms. Winter also was responsible for corporate branding, marketing communications and employee communications for roles she held while at TransUnion, a credit information and information management services company. Ms. Winter began her career at Ameritech/Illinois Bell, holding several internal and external communication positions of increasing responsibility. Ms. Winter earned a Masters of Science degree in Communications from Northwestern University and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.