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Atlas Welding Supply Announces Change of Roles for Key Executives

Bill Visintainer and James Cain

Atlas Welding Supply Company, a leading distributor of gasses and welding supplies, is excited to announce the promotion of James Cain to the role of president and chief operating officer.

Bill Visintainer, currently serving as president and chief executive officer will continue to serve Atlas as the chief executive officer and represent the company as a member of the board of directors of Meritus Gas Partners. Current chief financial officer, James Cain, will be assuming the role of president and chief operating officer, effective immediately.These changes in roles represent a strategic move for Atlas.

“For the past fifteen years, I’ve worked closely with James and our very talented Atlas team,” Visintainer said. ”I couldn’t be more proud of what we’ve accomplished to date and look forward to the continued growth and success under James’ leadership. James brings a wealth of experience and industry expertise to the roles of president and chief operating officer. I am confident he will lead the company forward in new and exciting ways.”

“I am humbled and honored to carry the torch of success that has lit our path at Atlas for more than 75 years,” Cain said.  “Our success is a testament to our dedicated and talented employees who work tirelessly to meet our customers’ varied needs.  This is an exciting time for Atlas, and I am thrilled for the opportunity to lead such an amazing team.”

Visintainer is an invaluable asset to Atlas Welding Supply and Meritus Gas Partners, demonstrating exceptional leadership, vision, and dedication throughout his tenure. With a deep understanding of our business and industry, Visintainer is well-positioned to contribute to the continued growth and success of Atlas Welding Supply.

By reshaping the roles of our executives, Atlas Welding Supply aims to foster a culture of innovation, collaboration, and adaptability, enabling us to deliver even greater value to our customers. We firmly believe that these changes will strengthen our position as a leader in our industry and reinforce our commitment to excellence.

About Atlas Welding Supply

Founded in 1944, Atlas Welding Supply is a leading distributor of industrial, specialty, and medical gasses as well as welding and cutting supplies. With locations in Birmingham and Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Atlas is a trusted partner for everything from supplying the appropriate gas and troubleshooting equipment to providing customized solutions that guarantee customers’ maximum efficiency and offering seamless customer service. For more information, please visit us at

About Meritus Gas Partners

Founded in December 2020, Meritus is a portfolio company of AEA Investors Small Business Private Equity. Meritus is assembling a national network of high-quality independent distributors of industrial, medical and specialty gases and welding and safety supplies, located in diverse geographies and serving growing end-markets. Meritus will partner with exceptional businesses and management teams, allow them to remain independent and entrepreneurial and support them to accelerate growth, improve business quality and enhance value. Owners are invited to invest meaningful equity into the Meritus holding company to allow them to share in the success of the overall platform. Visit us online at

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