Leadership

A Dynamic Team Built to Lead

Ron Leach
CEO & Chairman

With over 35 years of experience in packaging and plastics across a broad array of industries and processes, Ron Leach leads NPX ONE with a strong commitment to exceptional service and efficient manufacturing operations. Prior to joining Atlas Holdings and NPX ONE, Ron was President and CEO of Tegrant Corporation, a diversified packaging company serving the consumer goods, pharmaceutical, automotive and appliance industries. Ron’s previous experience includes leadership roles as President of SCA Packaging North America and as CEO of Alloyd Corporation. A proud Spartans fan, Ron holds a BS from Michigan State University in Packaging Engineering.


Rudy Cuellar
President

Rudy Cuellar’s expertise in food packaging operations is instrumental to NPX ONE’s success. As President of NPX ONE, Rudy’s responsibilities include day-to-day operations as well as long-term value creation for all clients. Before assuming the role of President, Rudy joined the business in 2019 as Vice President, Processor Sales. Rudy’s three-decade career in the food packaging industry includes his work with Transcendia, where he was Vice President and General Manager of the Food&Beverage division. Prior to Transcendia, Rudy worked at Pactiv for 22 years in a variety of sales and management positions of increasing responsibility. Rudy is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, earning a BS in General Engineering with a major in National Security and Public Affairs.


James O’Donnell
CFO

James O’Donnell has a keen understanding of the food tray business. Since 2018, James was the Director of Process Improvement, responsible for turnaround initiatives at the company’s two tray manufacturing plants. As CFO of NPX ONE, James guides the company’s financial activities, including strategic business planning, budgeting, forecasting and negotiations. James joined Atlas Holdings in 2013 where he has held a variety of turnaround and investment professional roles at portfolio companies and with the fund. James graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering.


Tom Morse
Director, Operations

Tom Morse leads manufacturing operations at NPX ONE, utilizing his first-hand knowledge of the company’s facilities as well as his diverse experience in food manufacturing. Tom joined the company in 2015 as Plant Manager of the Reading, PA tray facility. Previously, Tom worked at Bimbo Bakeries, where he served as the Plant Manager at their site start-up Lehigh Valley facility. Prior to Bimbo Bakeries, Tom worked at Coca-Cola Enterprises for nine years in several roles of increasing responsibility. Tom holds an MBA from George Mason University and a BA in English from the University of New Hampshire.


Bill Elton
Director of Sales and Customer Service

With an MA in Organizational Leadership from Cabrini College and a BS in Business Management from West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Bill Elton is recognized for his ability to lead customer-facing teams that deliver exceptional levels of service while improving company performance. Prior to his current leadership role, Bill guided Novipax’s customer service team that significantly improved order accuracy, case-fill rates, on-time deliveries and overall customer satisfaction rates. Before joining Novipax in 2016, Bill was a Branch Manager responsible for a team of 12 supervisors and 500 field personnel at a regional industrial services company. As a Line Manager with Verizon Telecom, Bill orchestrated numerous equipment upgrade projects that achieved stated budget and timeline objectives.