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Karl M. Weiler Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from ISA

Karl M. Weiler

Weiler Abrasives has announced that Karl M. Weiler, former president, has received the John J. Buckley Lifetime Achievement Award from the Industrial Supply Association (ISA).

The award is the ISA's highest distinction and honors outstanding individuals in the MROP channel for their longstanding service, as well as their contributions to supporting the success of the industrial supply industry. It also acknowledges an earned respect among peers and a passion for giving back and positively impacting the community.

"My father's commitment to the success of Weiler Abrasives and the industry is admirable," said Chris Weiler, President and CEO, Weiler Abrasives. "He 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."

After earning a degree in business from Hofstra University and completing active-duty service in the U.S. Army, Weiler began working at the company in 1962 under his father, Karl E. Weiler, a Master Brushmaker from Germany. In 1971, he 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.

"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, ISA.

For more information contact:

Weiler Abrasives

One Weiler Dr.

Cresco, PA 18326-0149



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