Hadi Abassi is the President and CEO of the Atlas Group. Mr. Abassi established Atlas Engineered Products Ltd. in 1999 to manufacture roof trusses at its Nanaimo manufacturing facility. He established Coastal Windows in 2003 as a dealer and then subsequently a manufacture of custom doors and windows. Hadi holds a mechanical engineering degree from Swindon Technical College. As a community leader, Mr. Abassi has been nominated citizen of the year on three occasions, was nominated by the Government of Canada to carry the Olympic torch and established the Vancouver Island Raiders football club in 2005.