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Terry Third Thursday

Terry Third Thursday is a breakfast speaker series for the Atlanta business community that features influential speakers, as well as special guests from the University of Georgia, who bring local and global perspectives on business and innovation.

Next Presentation: June 15, 2023

Sal AbbateSal Abbate

CEO, Veritiv

Salvatore A. Abbate, CEO and a member of the board of directors of paper and packaging solutions company Veritiv Corp., has spent 25 years leading teams in the specialty materials space, from building components to innovative packaging solutions.

He joined Veritiv in 2018 as chief commercial officer and served as chief operating officer before assuming the CEO role in September 2020. Based in Atlanta, Veritiv is a Fortune 500 company and a leading North American business-to-business distribution solutions company.

Before Veritiv, Abbate was senior vice president of sales and marketing and then vice president and chief sales and marketing officer for Andersen Corp., a leading window and door manufacturer. He began his career at Armstrong World Industries, where he spent 15 years in sales, marketing, manufacturing and process improvement.

Abbate serves on the executive committee of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and the board of directors for ArcBest, a leading logistics company. He has a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from Northwestern University.

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