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Raising the Standard of Excellence
From the shop floor to the boardroom, the engine that drives our success is our people. The leadership team at The Atlas Group is comprised of industry veterans who bring decades of experience, invaluable vision and unmatched drive for achievement.
Rick Wolf, CEO
Mr. Wolf joined The Atlas Group in 1999 as president of the Wichita Complex Assembly division. Upon being appointed to president and CEO of three aerospace companies under private-equity ownership in 2009, Mr. Wolf integrated the companies comprising The Atlas Group name as it is known today. With 30 years of industrial and aerospace manufacturing experience, Mr. Wolf leads growth and strategy for Atlas stakeholders and employees. Mr. Wolf is experienced in acquisitions as well as start-up company establishment, with the addition of two sites to the group portfolio. Prior experience includes private business ownership and time with The Boeing Company. Mr. Wolf attended Wichita State University.
Keith Kranzow, President and CFO
Mr. Kranzow is the president and chief financial officer of The Atlas Group, leading the finance, IT, human resources, and supply chain organizations. He focuses on improving working capital, reducing costs, and working with all parts of the organization to increase profitability while bringing financial, technology and human-resource solutions to the business. Prior to The Atlas Group, Mr. Kranzow served as CFO for Joined Alloys and Sargent Aerospace & Defense, and senior vice president of finance and planning at Mesa Air Group. Mr. Kranzow brings to the table over 20 years of finance experience across multiple industries. Mr. Kranzow holds a BA in economics and political science from Northwestern University, an MBA from Arizona State University, and a JD from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
Jim McMullen, Chief Operating Officer
Mr. McMullen is the chief operating officer of The Atlas Group, providing leadership across all functions focusing on operational excellence, quality, and continuous improvement in order to drive revenue growth and profitability. Prior to The Atlas Group, Mr. McMullen served as general manager for Joined Alloys and for two Precision Castparts (“PCC”) sites in southern California, Cherry Aerospace and SPS Technologies. Prior to PCC, Jim served in multiple leadership roles at Honeywell within the functions of operations, quality, engineering, supply chain, and HSE&R. Mr. McMullen brings over 25 years of experience in the aerospace and defense industry. Mr. McMullen holds a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Northern Arizona University and is a certified Six Sigma blackbelt and a Lean Expert.
Jaysa Stuhlsatz, PMC General Manager
Ms. Stuhlsatz joined The Atlas Group in December 2008 as the director of new business. In February 2011, Ms. Stuhlsatz was promoted to general manager of the Wichita Complex Assembly division. As GM, she has managed the transitions of major work statements for multiple customers, in addition to assisting with the start-up of the Mexico facility. Prior to The Atlas Group, Ms. Stuhlsatz worked for Hawker Beechcraft and completed its Leadership Development Program. She holds a bachelor of science in industrial and manufacturing systems engineering with a minor in business from Kansas State University.
Scott Goforth, WASI GM
Mr. Goforth joined The Atlas Group in 2003 at the Wichita Complex Assembly division and was promoted to operations manager of the Wichita Spares facility in February 2018. Over the last 15 years, Mr. Goforth has performed a variety of roles with a primary focus on the leadership and performance of the CNC machining operations of Wichita. Mr. Goforth also was instrumental in the successful repositioning of the Phoenix machining operations to their Wichita and Mexico locations.
Mike Porter, Brenner GM
Mr. Porter joined The Atlas Group in December of 2012. For the past 37 years, Mr. Porter has been involved in various operations throughout the aerospace industry. Mr. Porter has extensive knowledge in the areas of composites, metal bonding, structures, mechanical assemblies, process line operations and supplier improvement. Prior experience includes employment with Lockheed Martin, where he won numerous awards for outstanding performance and teamwork, including a Team NOVA Award. Other prior experience includes positions with The Triumph Group and Alcore Inc. He holds a bachelors of business management from Bloomsburg State College.