Bridgewell Resources elects steel products veteran Kathleen Maier to board

Posted December 9th, 2010

TIGARD, Oregon. (Dec. 9, 2010) – Bridgewell Resources LLC, a portfolio company of Atlas Holdings LLC, has elected Kathleen Maier to its board of managers.

“Kathleen is a well-known figure within the steel, utility and infrastructure products industries and brings a depth of experience and expertise to the company,” said Atlas Holdings Chairman Andrew Bursky. “Having her actively involved in Bridgewell is an exciting development for the organization and will help us expand our efforts in the dynamic steel products markets.”

Ms. Maier began her career in sales at Esco Corp. in Portland, Oregon. Following 11 years with Esco, she served as Reynolds Aluminum’s regional outside sales manager for the Pacific Northwest. In 1978, Ms. Maier started Portland-based Kipp Industrial Steel Sales Inc., where for 22 years she and her employees brokered and represented manufacturers of carbon, stainless and nickel alloy products. In 2000, she retired from Kipp, and in 2002 she co-founded Michigan Seamless Tube and served as executive vice president of sales and marketing.

Bridgewell Resources LLC is a leading global trading and wholesale distributor of utility, infrastructure and construction products including steel utility poles, timber and composite mats and utility and construction products like utility poles and crossarms, railroad ties, foundation and marine piling, timbers, bridges, sign posts, road barriers, solar energy and lighting systems, and a variety of architectural products. The company is actively engaged in building a steel wholesale distribution and trading platform focused on a variety of specialty and commodity steel products.

Based in Tigard, Oregon and an affiliate of Atlas Holdings LLC, Bridgewell Resources is also a leading global supplier of wood products such as hardwood and softwood lumber and boards, moulding, millwork, cutstock, flooring, decking, and panel products like plywood, OSB, MDF and particleboard, and trades and distributes a wide array of food and agricultural products, including baking ingredients, oils and shortening, organic and natural products, pulses and specialty crops, fertilizers and minerals, pet food and feed ingredients, and bird and grain seed. For more information, visit

Atlas Holdings LLC is an industrial holding company headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut. Atlas companies employ more than 5,000 people and operate in a number of industrial sectors, including building materials, capital equipment, trading and wholesale distribution, steel mill services, wood products, packaging, and pulp and paper. Over the past 25 years, the principals of Atlas, in partnership with capable management teams, have built more than 40 companies in a variety of industries. For more information on Atlas, visit