James Toya elected Chairman of Bridgewell Resources LLC
TIGARD, Ore. (Nov. 15, 2010) – Bridgewell Resources LLC, a portfolio company of Atlas Holdings LLC, today announced James Toya was elected Chairman of the Board of Managers.
“Jim has a track record of building successful, globally-focused trading organizations and shares our vision of reinvigorating a strong, decades-old culture based on merit and entrepreneurism,” Atlas Holdings Chairman Andrew Bursky says. “Having Jim actively engaged in Bridgewell is an exciting development for the organization.”
Mr. Toya began his career in public accounting and earned the designation of CPA. Following four years with KPMG, he attended the Wharton School of Business, from which he graduated with a master’s degree of finance. He then embarked on an 18-year career at Credit Suisse Group, during which time he held various roles in sales, trading and management. He spent the last 5 years as co-head of the U.S. interest rates products division and as a member of the fixed income operating committee. Mr. Toya recently retired to become more engaged as an operating partner of Atlas Holdings.
“I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to work with the talented people who comprise Bridgewell Resources,” Mr. Toya says. “The organization shares my core beliefs that by focusing on customers first and foremost and offering value-added services everyday you can build a global enterprise that creates wealth for both owners and employees. Bridgewell already has some world-class divisions and its unique platform affords us a tremendous opportunity to explore new products and global markets that fit well with our core competencies. I am pleased to be part of the Atlas Holdings family, which has an impressive history of growing and running successful businesses. I look forward to working with our outstanding board and Atlas Holdings ownership to create an admired and market-leading organization.”
Bridgewell Resources LLC is a global trading and wholesale distributor of a wide array of wood, food, agricultural, utility and construction products. Based in Tigard, Oregon, the company is an affiliate of Atlas Holdings LLC. For more information, visit www.bridgewellresources.com.
Atlas Holdings LLC is an industrial holding company headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut. It employs more than 5,000 people and operates 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, please visit www.atlasholdingsllc.com.