got this in the mail today. looks like a few people get a promotion. For Immediate Release ATLAS NAMES NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPOINTS DICK MADDOX: CEO, PAUL GRAF: COO HILLSIDE, NJ-June 9, 2004-Atlas Model Railroad Co. Inc. and Atlas O, LLC. announced today that at a recent meeting, the Atlas Board of Trustees passed a unanimous resolution creating a new Atlas Board of Directors to help guide and grow the companies in the foreseeable future. The new board consists of Thomas W. Haedrich-Chairman, Diane Schaffan Haedrich, Jarrett Schaffan Haedrich and Jesse Schaffan Haedrich. The new Board of Directors is happy and proud to continue this great business with the same goal of product excellence as achieved during the first 55 years. We look forward to our role in helping to reach the next 50 plus years as a successful family-run business, said Haedrich. One of the first resolutions passed by the new board was to name Richard Maddox as Chief Executive Officer and Paul Graf as Chief Operating Officer. Dick Maddox started with Atlas one year ago as Atlas Chief Operating Officer. He has been involved in the hobby industry in a wide variety of companies and positions for the past fifty years. Paul Graf has been with Atlas in a variety of positions for the past 15 years, most recently serving as Vice President, Finance and Administration. Atlas is indeed fortunate to have an outstanding staff and extraordinary executives like Dick and Paul to lead them. I look forward to working with the fine professionals that comprise the Atlas executive team, said Haedrich. Since 1984, Tom Haedrich has worked at Atlas and has been CEO since 1989. Diane S. Haedrich is the daughter of Atlas founder Stephan J. Schaffan and has been the Atlas Model President since 1984. Jarrett and Jesse Haedrich are the founders grandsons. Jarrett is a 2001 graduate of The University of Vermont School of Business and works in the Atlas marketing department. Jesse is a Penn State University student majoring in plastics engineering technology. Founded in 1949 from the original Atlas Tool Co., Atlas Model Railroad Company, Inc. has its roots in model railroad track and accessory making through invention, innovation and ingenuity. As an extension of a tremendously flourishing HO & N scale product line, Atlas O, LLC. was created in 1997 to provide high quality model railroad O scale products to the 3-rail and 2-rail markets. Today, after more than 50 years, the Atlas companies are leading manufacturers of HO, N and O scale track, locomotives, rolling stock and accessories for the model railroad industry. Atlas product line is very extensive and includes solid nickel silver track, such as the world renowned Super-Flex® Track, award-winning locomotives and rolling stock, layouts, accessories, and more. Atlas, headquartered in Hillside, NJ., has maintained a proud tradition as a family-owned business with a reputation for quality and excellence. For additional information, please contact Kate Hannett, Director of Marketing at 908-687-0880, ext. 7122 or email@example.com.