Atlas Bolt & Screw Company LLC President Retires After 32 Years

Randy Ridenour retires after 32 years with Atlas Bolt & Screw Company LLC.

Randy Ridenour retires after 32 years with Atlas Bolt & Screw Company LLC.

Randy Ridenour, president of Atlas Bolt & Screw Company LLC, has decided to retire at the end of 2016 after 32 years with the company. Ridenour joined Atlas in 1984 as Central Region branch manager and held positions of increasing responsibility leading to his promotion to president in November 2009. “Throughout his career, Randy has made a positive impact not only on Atlas but also on numerous industry associations where he is respected for his service,” said Michael Hartley, president of the Marmon Construction Fasteners Group. Ridenour will continue to support Marmon as a consultant on various initiatives during 2017.
 
“To say that Randy will be missed would be an understatement,” Hartley said. “At the same time, he has built a management team that will enable a seamless transition in leadership and continued exemplary service to Atlas customers.”
 
With Ridenour’s retirement, Scott Bowers, Atlas business unit manager for metal, and Don Bratcher, business unit manager for wood, will each have full autonomy to run their business and both will report directly to Hartley. “With their knowledge and experience, Scott and Don will provide leadership as Atlas builds on its reputation and market position,” Hartley said.
 
Atlas Bolt & Screw Company, a Marmon/Berkshire Hathaway company, offers a range of construction fasteners that reduce installation costs and extend the lives of metal buildings worldwide. Its broad product line serves both metal to metal and metal to wood applications. Founded in 1896, Atlas is one of the oldest companies in the fastener industry.
 
In addition to Atlas, the Marmon Construction Fasteners Group includes Robertson, Pan American Screw, and Western Builders Supply, which together serve the construction, industrial, and other markets with a variety of fasteners. The group is part of Marmon Engineered Components Co., a subsidiary of Marmon Holdings Inc. Marmon Holdings, part of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is an industrial organization with 2015 revenues of approximately $8 billion.

Kett Tool Announces Retirement of Vice President

Kett Tool, an Ohio-based manufacturer of electric and pneumatic tools, announces that Rick Fowkes, vice president of Kett Tool, has retired from the company. Fowkes retires after 34 years of service with the company. Alex Rozumovich, previously director of engineering, has assumed the role of vice president.

“Throughout his Kett career, Rick has demonstrated integrity and an enduring commitment to our company,” says Kathy Conlon, president, Kett Tool Co. “Rick has been a valuable partner to me and to the company throughout his 34 years. We thank him for his career with Kett Tool and wish him the best in retirement.”

During his 34 years with Kett, Fowkes was involved in all aspects of the business. He began his career at Kett Tool in 1982 as a sales associate. After gaining several years of sales and marketing experience, he became sales manager for the company in 1989. In 2007, he was promoted to vice president of the company, where he oversaw day-to-day activities, marketing and sales, public relations and strategic planning.

“I am grateful to have spent 34 years with this great company, and deeply honored to have had the opportunity to be part of its leadership for the last nine,” says Fowkes. “I am very proud of what my Kett colleagues have accomplished during our time together and know that Alex will play a big part in the continued success of the company going forward.”

Rozumovich has served as director of engineering since 2007.