Monroe County-based Weiler Abrasives has chosen Arjang “AJ” Roshan-Rouz as the next CEO.
The provider of abrasives, power brushes and maintenance products for surface conditioning, said that he was selected after a comprehensive global search its board of directors
Roshan-Rouz succeeds Chris Weiler in the role. Weiler will remain with the company as executive chairman.
After 15 years as CEO, Weiler will serve in his new role as the direct link between management and the board of directors, leading the board in overseeing the strategic direction of the business.
As CEO, his job responsibilities include developing and executing strategy, implementing operating plans congruent with the company’s long-range plan and fostering company culture in line with Weiler Abrasives values.
Roshan-Rouz will lead the company from its Cresco headquarters.
“AJ’s leadership style and experience align with Weiler Abrasives values and our desire to have a CEO who can execute our business strategy, while also having the vision and ability to define and develop the next phase of the company’s growth,” said Chris Weiler. “AJ brings significant experience in leading a global organization. What really made AJ stand out was his clear recognition and excitement about the growth potential of Weiler Abrasives and his desire to build a long-term, sustainable business.”
Roshan-Rouz started his career in 1992 as a development engineer with Ford Motor Company and later was a project manager at BOSCH-USA. He then transitioned into international roles in the field of engineered materials, working for Umicore, where he became a senior executive and led its Asia Pacific business while living in Shanghai.
With Roshan-Rouz taking responsibility for leading the business, Chris Weiler steps into the role as executive chairman after nearly 15 years as CEO. As executive chairman, , ensuring the business operates in a way that is aligned to the Weiler family values.