On Aug. 4 the Industrial Supply Association (ISA) announced that its board of directors elected
Edward Gerber as its new president
and CEO. He will begin his position in
Gerber most recently served as vice
president of sales and marketing for
Hagemeyer-Industrial Distribution Group’s northeast and
As ISA president and CEO, Gerber
will succeed Jeff Hughes, whose resignation was announced June 21 after
he had ISA since October of 2014.
“ISA is very fortunate to have Ed
joining the organization,” said John
Wiborg, president of Stellar Industrial
Supply and chairman of the ISA board.
“We are certain that his experience,
his contacts and relationships across
the industry, and his enthusiasm for
the ISA mission, will strengthen our
Wiborg led the ISA’s search for its
next president and CEO.
“The ISA Board of Directors selected
Gerber from other top candidates
based on the passion and expertise
he brings to the position,” the group
said Thursday. “Gerber’s focus will be
strengthening the association’s role in
the industry and growing the benefits
it provides to its members.”
According to ISA, Gerber has 28
years of experience in the industrial
supply industry, with experience on
both the distribution and manufactur-
ing sides of business. ISA notes that
Gerber was “instrumental” in the
recent merger of Hagemeyer North
America and Industrial Distribution
Group. Prior to the merger, Gerger was
IDG’s executive VP of sales and market-
ing. Before that, Gerber was Sandvik’s
VP of sales for its Titex and Protoyp
brands and director of sales for Preci-
sion Twist Drill.
“With Ed at the helm, I am confident
we have put together a team that has
the expertise needed to deliver strong
forward momentum,” said Craig Vogel,
ISA immediate past
chairman and VP of
sales and Lenox.
Gerber was elected
to the ISA board in
2005 and to its executive committee in 2010. ISA notes
he has served in every major leadership role on the committee, including secretary, treasurer, VP and president
of the association.
ISA Names Gerber New President And CEO
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