AATP is pleased to announce our new National Sales Manager, Al Bate. Al brings with him a broad background as a Fastener Industry professional and leader with a track record of successful team management and development in sales, operations, and manufacturing. His Fastener career spans over 30+ years across the UK, Europe, and since 2008, the USA. He has held leadership roles with several divisions of the TR Fastenings group through much of his career, in both the UK and the USA.
In 2018, he took two years out of the industry to follow his entrepreneurial bent and help build Fast-Exec LLC—a head-hunting agency specializing in the industrial fastener industry—founded by his wife, Jacqui.
In October 2020, Al left his role as a head-hunter and consultant and accepted the position of National Sales Manager for All America Threaded Products. When asked what tempted him away, he said:
“It really was an easy decision to make. Once I had met the Senior Management team and then the owners, they explained their plans over the coming years to further develop their position as a leader in their field. The chance to work with AATP and contribute in some small way to this exciting and ambitious organization was simply too good a role to pass up. I am genuinely thrilled to be joining such a progressive and dynamic company and, at this stage of my career, cannot think of a better or more fitting opportunity.”
Born in England, Al and his family emigrated to the USA in 2008. He and Jacqui have been married for over 30 years and have two grown sons, Mike and Dan. Al played competitive Rugby until his late 30’s. Once he retired from playing, he studied for and received his Coaching qualifications. He went on to coach Rugby at the youth level until he moved to the States in 2008.
Al’s hobbies include cooking, reading, watching sports (particularly Rugby), and working with wood to make rustic furniture.