MRO Magazine

Walter makes senior appointment at its Bio-Circle division


October 6, 2015
By Bill Roebuck
Chester Collier.

Chester Collier.

Montreal, QC – Walter Surface Technologies, a global supplier of surface treatment technologies, has appointed Chester Collier, senior vice-president of global distribution, to senior vice-president and general manager of the company’s Bio-Circle North America division.

Collier will report directly to Mike Christodoulou, president and chief operating officer of Walter and will be responsible for driving profitable growth and ensuring operational excellence.

“Chester is a valuable asset to the company” said Mike Christodoulou. “His extensive career spans three decades of unparalleled industry leadership and strategic partnership building. He has done an exemplary job building relationships at the executive level of our largest partners and we are delighted that he will be taking on this new challenge”.

Collier has held progressively senior positions with Walter over the past 35 years. He started his career as a sales representative — doubling overall sales revenues in his first four years of employment. Following his initial role with the company,he became sales supervisor, where he replicated his sales success. He continued to move up through the ranks, taking on the positions of regional manager and national sales manager, and then vice-president of sales. Most recently, he was at the company’s global headquarters in Montreal where he held the position of senior vice-president of Walter Canada and ultimately senior vice-president of global distribution.


As senior vice-president and general manager of Bio-Circle North America, Collier will be based out of the company’s US Headquarters in Windsor, CT.

“I look forward to my new role and new career challenges,” he said, “especially because there are tremendous opportunities for distribution channels to bring workplace safety and added value to their customers in the metalworking and industrial cleaning industry.”

Collier completed a marketing diploma from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, and an executive management program, in addition to an advanced management program, at McGill University. He is a member of the Modern Distribution Management advisory board, and the chair of the Power Transmission Distributors Association communications committee.

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