After 21 years of leadership, the CEO of Atomic Design is stepping down as of Jan 1.
Soren West is leaving the Lititz-based stage design company to pursue innovation in the entertainment industry, such as developing entertainment properties and event concepts Atomic announced Saturday.
West will split his time between Los Angeles, New York City, and Aspen, Colo., according to spokeswoman Tiffany Dodson.
Atomic does not plan to appoint a new CEO at this time, Dodson added.
The company will move forward with its longstanding father-son leadership team – founder and chief creative officer Tom McPhillips and his son, Daniel McPhillips, who serves as president.
The privately held company employs 105 people between all of its locations, including rental offices around the world.
Atomic serves big-name clients in the live-entertainment industry such as “The Tonight Show,” Verizon and the NFL.
Atomic’s employees are currently designing and building the set for the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour, a Christmas concert that tours the U.S., Dodson said. The tour features pop artists such as Justin Bieber.
Atomic to open new Lititz office in January
In January, Atomic will move its entire set construction division to the new Rock Lititz campus in Warwick Township. Its headquarters will remain at 10 Wynfield Dr.
Rock Lititz is a 96-acre live-entertainment industry campus developed by Clair Global and Tait Towers, two other live-entertainment companies in Lititz. Clair Global makes and rents audio systems for touring musicians, while Tait Towers builds stages for tours.
Rock Lititz includes a rehearsal studio as well as a second building that will lease space to other live-entertainment companies. Atomic will open in the second building, known as Pod 2, in January.
Atomic anticipates hiring an additional 15 employees over the next two years for its new location, Dodson said.