August 12, 2015

Walter Surface Technologies, the global industry leader in surface treatment technologies, announces that it has been appointed to the Board of Directors of ABINOX, the Stainless Steel Association of Brazil. Jorge Farsky the Managing Director of Walter Brazil, will as assume the role of Communications Director of ABINOX, effective immediately.

ABINOX - the Brazilian Stainless Steel Association is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the usage of stainless steel in the Brazilian market. Based in São Paulo, the organization provides its members with marketing support programs, industry training, sponsors education seminars and assists in the development and promotion of the industry.

Mr. Farsky has served as Managing Director for Walter Brazil since the regional office opened in 1996. He has been instrumental in strategically leading Walter’s success in the region. His 25 years of broad experience across the metal working industry will assist with the association’s mission.

“It is an honor to have been invited to join the Board of Directors”, explains Mr. Farsky. “The opportunity to further connect with this segment of the industry is aligned with Walter's mission of delivering leading edge innovations to market - and in so doing - helping our customers work better”.

Walter is strongly committed to the advancement of the metal working industry. The company has developed innovative solutions and has invested in technology specifically designed for the stainless steel market. “Our closer involvement with ABINOX will help us better understand our customers’ and the market’s needs”, says Mr. Farsky.


ABINOX - Associação Brasileira do Aço Inoxidável was originally founded in 1996 as an association of stainless steel manufacturers and fabricators. ABINOX has increased the scope and range of activities over the years. It now represents of a broad cross-section the Brazilian Industry, from large multinational companies to smaller, family owned enterprises. The primary objective of ABINOX is to encourage the use of stainless steel in manufacturing and construction.

About Walter Surface Technologies

Walter Surface Technologies provides innovative solutions for the global metal working industry. From high performance abrasives, power tools and tooling to industrial parts washing systems, cleaners, degreasers and lubricants Walter focuses on helping its customers work better. Founded in 1952, the company is established in 7 countries throughout North America, South America and Europe. International headquarters is in Montreal and US headquarters is located in Windsor, Connecticut. Key certification and awards include ISO 9001: 2008, Wall Street Journal Award; Deutscher Material Preiz; American Eagle Award; CleanTech Cleaning Technology Award.