Interview: Atrium Reducing Debt After Significant Growth Period

Atrium Innovations’ (TSX:ATB) (PINK:ATBIF) President and CEO Pierre Fitzgibbon discusses the company’s vertical integration, explaining that it allows for more control in tighter regulatory situations. Regulations, he says, ultimately benefit the company: “I look at growth in the U.S. being 5-7% [in 2012], however with heightened regulation we’re going see the weeding out of some marginal players.” After an impressive year of 25% growth, Fitzgibbon says the company is taking 2012 to pay down debt incurred from earlier acquisitions. He also discusses the company’s sales trends by segment; three factors that will increase expansion in the next few years; and provides guidance on growth rates for 2012.