Jessica Meade Promoted to Atlas Metal President as David Meade Retires after 31 Years Successfully Running Serving Equipment Company

Transition Reflects Fourth Generation to Oversee Family Business

Atlas Metal today announced that Jessica Meade is being promoted to President and David Meade is retiring as of March 31, 2023. Because Atlas Metal is a multi-generational owned company, the change of leadership has been planned for many years to ensure a smooth transition for its employees and customers.

“It’s rewarding to look back over the years and see how we successfully acquired companies like Precision and weathered recessions and the pandemic. It’s all thanks to our unwavering commitment to rewarding employee loyalty, honoring our customer relationships and hand-crafting our high-quality equipment,” said David, Atlas Metal’s outgoing President & CEO who served in the role for 31 years. “It is the ideal time for me to step aside and for Jessica to further step up and continue to lead our company to success.”

Similar to David, Jessica also served in a variety of roles during her nearly 15-year tenure to learn about Atlas Metal from all facets. Most recently she was Vice President of Sales and Marketing, overseeing a customer service team, nearly 140 sales representatives nationwide and best-in-class branding and advertising initiatives. In Jessica’s new role she will spearhead all major business decisions and continue to oversee sales and marketing efforts.

“My path has definitely helped me appreciate the thriving business our family created,” said Jessica, Atlas Metal’s new President. “I’ve learned to surround myself with people you trust, follow a strict code of ethics and never compromise on who we are or what we believe in. David has shown me how to lead with respect and to treat everyone like family, because they are. I’m proud of what’s he accomplished and thrilled he gets more time to spend with his kids, grandkids and golfing.”

About Atlas Metal

We’re making metal personal. All manufacturers claim their equipment is durable and reliable. We could say the same things too, but we’ve found a hands-on approach to doing business is what makes us different. In the end, we want to give our customers the best serving equipment because they’re working every day to serve the best food. Atlas is proud to serve customers nationally and globally. Our unique hands-on approach applies to our employees, our customers and our products. For more information, visit