Adam Nilson
Adam NilsonOwner, CEO
Adam’s entrepreneurial spirit has kept him out of corporate America, and constantly building small businesses in the Burlington, VT area. Adam’s passion for USPSA and 3-gun led him to the making of Atlas Gunworks. His first love is the Limited Division, where you will catch him testing prototypes. Adam’s business background in finance and growing small companies has been the driving force behind the growth of Atlas. When he’s not shooting, he is a sports enthusiast.
Tod West
Tod WestCo-Owner
Tod’s 25+ years of machining experience and passion for perfection is what sets Atlas apart from other gun builders. Tod is the magic behind the guns, and sets the protocol for all gunbuilding activities at Atlas. His relentless attention to the smallest details is what really makes Atlas Gunworks pistols special. When Tod’s not behind the machines, he enjoys sports activities with his son, and bird hunting.
Cat Richards
Cat RichardsOffice Manager
If you call up Atlas Gunworks, chances are you’ll talk to Cat! Cat keeps our office running, handling sales and customer contact as well as parts, billing, shipping, and more! Of course, she does all this with the help of her sidekicks, Tyson (pictured) and Kemper. Outside of Atlas, Cat bartends a few nights a week, and loves kayaking, hiking, and horseback riding.
Theo Chimes
Theo ChimesProduction Manager
Theo is our production manager and gunsmith. He has a hand in almost every shop process here, and touches every gun that leaves Atlas Gunworks. Theo’s attention to detail and determination to make every piece perfect is what sets him apart in the gun builder world, and makes him an invaluable part of our crew. A comedian at heart, he keeps the rest of the crew laughing through the day. Outside of Atlas, Theo loves to mountain bike, ski, and ride his motorcycle.
James Fucci
James FucciCAD/CAM Engineer
Looking for a custom slide design? James is your guy! Combining his CAD/CAM engineering expertise with his creative eye for innovative design made James an intergal crew member at Atlas Gunworks. Every Atlas slide design starts and ends with James, and he always has a new idea to try. When he’s not writing programs and cutting badass slides, James loves to shoot USPSA (he’s a Grand Master), spend time with his two young sons, and practice Jiu Jitsu.
Ryan Jones
Ryan JonesMachinist
Brought on with 15+ years of precision machining experience, Ryan quickly became an valued member of our crew. He’s worked on rally cars, made parts for submarines, and worked as a gunsmith on lever guns. Ryan fit right in here at Atlas Gunworks as a gun enthusiast, being a collector of classic and unusual firearms.
Jamie Chadurjian
Jamie ChadurjianFinishing and Tuning Specialist
Jamie is driven and diligent. He handles all of our precision finishing and polishing, as well as being the magazine guru. Jamie is a US Army veteran after 8 years of service, and loves to work! Outside of Atlas he works on weekends for a local paintball company, where he enjoys being both a referee and a player.
Luke Reed
Luke ReedFinishing and Coating Specialist
If you ask Luke how his day is going, it’s always going great. An all around optimist, Luke brightens everyone’s day. He’s sanding wizard and is responsible for the beautiful polish you see on the Atlas pistols. When he’s not at work, Luke is super active, spending most of his time rock climbing, hiking, trail running, and climbing trees just for the fun of it.
Maggie O'Brien
Maggie O'BrienShipping, Receiving, and Inventory
Our newest front of house addition is Maggie! A super fast learner, she’s taking on a bunch of responsibilities and is in charge of processing all of our orders. If you place an order on our website, Maggie is here to help! When she’s not packing up triggers, Maggie is riding her horses, helping out on the family farm, and bookkeeping for her boyfriends landscaping business.
Mason Jackman
Mason JackmanGunsmith Apprentice
Our newest shop addition is Mason! After 26 years in the fire service, it was time for a change of pace. Apprenticing under Theo, he’s on the fast track for success. Mason is super enthusiastic about gunsmithing, and competitive shooting. Immediately after hiring him, Mason bought his very own Titan and is going to shoot with the team this season! When he’s not in the shop, Mason spends a lot of time playing Frisbee with his two Australian Shepherds.
Randy Ouellette
Randy OuelletteCNC Operator
Tending the CNC machines out back is Randy! He oversees all of the slide cutting processes, as well as small part manufacturing and heat treating processes. Randy is known for his insatiable need for iced coffee and wise-cracking. Randy is also a cabinet maker, doing special woodworking projects in his spare time. This makes him an awesome helping hand at the shop, building custom projects for Atlas as well.