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12/18/2019

ISA W.I.S.E. Press Release

Stellar Industrial Supply CEO John Wiborg is the first Male Named to the W.I.S.E. (Women Industrial Supply Executives) Advisory Council

Brings exemplary track record of commitment, engagement and support on issues related to women, diversity and equality in the industrial supply channel industry  

Tacoma, WA, November 1, 2019Stellar Industrial Supply today announced that CEO John Wiborg is the first male named to the W.I.S.E. (Women Industrial Supply Executives) Advisory Council. Stellar Industrial Supply is the nation’s fastest-growing supplier, distributing more than 35,000 MRO (maintenance, repair and operation) products and tools from more than 1,500 brands for Safety, Metalworking, Marine Supply, Aerospace and other general manufacturing and processing organizations. The company also offers customized Indirect Material Management solutions.

“We are looking to expand WISE, it’s footprint and impact on the industry as we make further progress toward change in the industrial supply channel. When speaking about women’s equality and overall diversity, I can’t think of a more well-respected industry voice than John Wiborg, who helped create W.I.S.E. when we worked together on the ISA board 15 years ago. A wellspring of valuable insights and opinions, John will be an incredible addition to the advisory council,” said Kathleen Durbin, W.I.S.E. Advisory Committee Chair, and CEO, General Industrial Tool & Supply, Inc.

W.I.S.E is a part of ISA, the leading trade association that supports the industrial MROP channel. ISA members gain access to an array of tools to advance and help develop company and career, with core tracks including Education, Analytics, Networking, and Advocacy.

Stellar Industrial Supply is known in the industry for its Documented Cost Savings (DCS) program that creates “Ideal Customer-Supplier Partnerships”. Working on behalf of both parties, Stellar Industrial Supply deploys the most efficient, cost-effective products that optimize plant operations and help run them smartly and safely.

In 2018, the DCS program saved Stellar customers more than $20.2 million in customer approved, documented cost savings. Since 2010, the DCS program has generated more than $103 million combined in customer approved documented cost savings.

About Stellar Industrial Supply

Founded in 1988 Stellar Industrial Supply distributes more than 35,000 MRO (maintenance, repair and operation) products and tools from more than 1,500 brands for Safety, Metalworking, and Marine Supply, general manufacturing and processing, machine and metalworking shops, and marine and construction organizations. Stellar also offers customized Indirect Material Management solutions; and a broad array of hand tools, power tools, cutting tools, abrasives, aerosol chemicals and paints, shop supplies, safety, marine and construction supplies. Stellar was named by Progressive Distributor Magazine ‘Distributor of the Year’ award for 2010; and was named by 3M as ‘2011 Premier Distributor of the Year’. Stellar is a proud member of Affiliated Distributors and the Industrial Supply Association.