Former Abrasives President Receives Achievement Award


Global manufacturer of surface conditioning systems Weiler Abrasives Group has recently announced that its former president, Karl M. Weiler, was awarded the John J. Buckley Lifetime Achievement Award from the Industrial Supply Association (ISA).

“Karl’s story and the story of Weiler Abrasives is built into the history of the industrial MROP channel. His bold leadership, ability to innovate and dedication to his employees and community are why this award exists,” said Brendan Breen, President of ISA. “Karl Weiler sets the bar for all of us that seek to make a difference through a lifetime of achievement.”

According to reports, the award is the ISA’s highest distinction and honors outstanding individuals in the MROP channel for their long-standing service, as well as their contributions to supporting the success of the industrial supply industry.

“My father’s commitment to the success of both Weiler Abrasives and the industry is admirable,” said Chris Weiler, President and CEO of Weiler Abrasives. “He’s always made it a priority to put customers, partners and employees first and to introduce abrasive solutions that can help solve challenges across the many markets we serve.”

In the announcement, Weiler Abrasives shared that after Weiler earned his business degree from Hofstra University and completing active-duty service in the U.S. Army, he began working under his father at the company in 1962.

Some years later, in 1971, Weiler bought the company and became president. During his tenure in this position, which lasted until 1998, Weiler led strategic initiatives to focus on the industrial MROP channel and oversaw the steady growth of the company and the gain of leading market share.

He also guided advancements in technology, integrating the production of abrasives into the original brush offering. Weiler has been widely recognized for his generosity and engagement in the local community.


Tagged categories: Asia Pacific; Awards and honors; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Latin America; North America; Personnel; Surface Preparation; Surface preparation; Surface preparation equipment; Tools & Equipment; Weiler Abrasives; Z-Continents

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