Atlantic Cordage announced that Erik Gronbeck has joined the Atlantic Group of Companies. Mr. Gronbeck is third generation following in the footsteps of the founder of the company, Mr. Walter Gronbeck Jr. (deceased) and Erik’s father, Mr. Peter W. Gronbeck C. E. O. and Susan Gronbeck, President, his Aunt. Erik Gronbeck is a graduate of Fairfield University in Fairfield Ct. where he majored in International Studies with emphasis on Global Issues and Global Marketing. Extended studies were at the Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary. While in Hungary he taught conversational English at the Eotvos Jozef College. After attending Fairfield and Corvinus Universities, Erik Gronbeck was involved in various positions in the Financial and Human Resources sector. Atlantic Cordage, celebrating its 55th anniversary, is headquartered in Avenel N.J. with other locations in the U. S. and stocking partner locations in Europe, the Middle East and the Far East.