Kirk Atkinson Joins the German American Chamber’s Board of Directors

Birmingham, Alabama —April 25, 2018 —The German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern United States (GACC South) today announced that Kirk Atkinson, President of Adah International, Inc. has been elected to the GACC’s South board of directors.

Atkinson founded Adah International in 2015 and has led it to become one of the fastest growing project management, engineering and training companies in the southeast. He continues to serve on the board of Adah International, the City of Birmingham’s Industrial Development Board as well as the executive committee and board of the Alabama Germany Partnership.

“Kirk is an innovative leader in the German-American manufacturing and logistics industries and we are excited to welcome him to our board of directors,” said Stefanie Ziska, President & CEO of the GACC South. “His experience, especially with trans-Atlantic project management and workforce development, will be extremely valuable as we continue to serve our members.”

Atkinson grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, graduated from the University of Alabama with a BA in Communications, and did graduate work at the Heinrich Heine University in Dusseldorf, Germany. He also worked with a global logistics project team for the BLG Logistics Group in Bremen, Germany. He has been recognized as one of Birmingham Business Journal’s 2017 Top 40 Under 40 and 2018 Executives of Influence. At Adah International, he started and continues to manage multiple workforce training programs, designed to help students gain the skills needed by today's advanced manufacturing and logistics companies.

“This is an honor. I have always admired the German Chamber for its commitment to supporting German companies in the United States in becoming part of their new communities,” said Atkinson. “I have tremendous respect for Stefanie, her amazing team, and the other board members, and I look forward to working with them.”

Adah International is an industrial project management company with over 30 years’ experience in assisting foreign companies with project management, logistics and talent development in the Americas.

For additional information, contact:

Inés Packmohr
Adah International, Inc.
1623 2nd Avenue North, Suite C Birmingham, AL 35203, USA
Phone: +1.205.886.1998 Ines.packmohr@adahinc.com

Catharina Schaefer
Marketing Communication Manager
German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern U.S., Inc.
Phone: +1-404-586-6813
cschaefer@gaccsouth.com