Michael L. Marziale, June 28, 1957 – October 24, 2011

Michael L. Marziale passed away on October 24, 2011. Mike was an Atlas Operating Partner and most importantly, a good friend to all of us at Atlas. He was an exceptional thinker and he brought great knowledge, experience and insight to many Atlas ventures. Mike was also focused on new ventures in process technologies and advised a number of small companies while serving as a board member. He had over 25 years of experience with large manufacturing corporations, including senior leadership roles and general management roles with Westvaco and NewPage. Mike played a major role in the consolidation of the coated paper industry as a leader in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and asset rationalization. He was a key driver in the Coated Paper Trade case currently in process at the Department of Commerce.  Mike earned a Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  We miss Mike, and we send our sympathies to his wife, Maggie, and his family.