G.M. Shane Vail comes to Atrix International


Media Contact: Steve Zeilinger, Atrix International, Inc.
([email protected] and 952-564-3723)


BURNSVILLE, Minn.—July 20, 2016—Atrix International, Inc., a premier manufacturer of fine filtration vacuums and filters, announced today that Shane Vail has joined the company as general manager. In this role, Vail will be responsible for managing day-to-day Atrix business, growth of customer accounts, and partner relationships.

Vail most recently served as vice president of sales and marketing for Stylmark, a Minnesota-based manufacturer of display fixtures. At Stylmark, Vail achieved $23 million in sales over a twelve-month period by expanding to new markets and broadening sales channels. Before joining Stylmark, Vail founded Smart Candle, a market-leading global distributor of LED technology that generates flickering light to simulate a wax candle flame. Over the course of nine years, Vail drove global sales to $40 million.

“Shane is an accomplished leader with a solid background in business ownership, company growth, sales management, and product innovation; he will make an outstanding addition to the Atrix family,” said Chairman Steve Riedel. “With his impressive track record in manufacturing, business ownership and B2B sales, Shane will be a valuable asset in the expansion of our global reach, cultivation of new sales channels, and in the implementation of tailored marketing initiatives.”

“I am excited to join the Atrix team,” said Vail. “I was seeking a manufacturer with superior products, a commitment to customer service, and a desire to reach new markets. I found it in Atrix, an employee-owned company that takes a team approach to serving its customers well while continuing to find new and innovative ways to provide exceptional service to existing customers and its new market segments.”

About Atrix International
Founded in 1981, Atrix International is a full-line manufacturer of fine particulate vacuum products, including HEPA and ULPA filters for the field service, electronics, remediation, abatement and pest management industries. Atrix vacuums and filters are available via a network of authorized distributors. To learn more visit: atrix.com