A simple precept has kept Abrasive Supply Corporation prosperous through both an ownership change and radical shift in market focus since its inception in 1974: Insightful management and a consistent concern for meeting customer need.
Founder Arnold Liesch and his son, Ron Liesch, initially geared their Campbell, California distributorship to service the plywood and particle board industry in the northern part of the state. The firm established solid roots in the community, quickly gaining a reputation for excellence. With an eye toward growth, it soon began to develop other markets in the wood and metal finishing shops in the area generally referred to as Silicon Valley.
In 1985, the company was sold to its current ownership, with Jack White taking the helm of president and Steve White as vice president. During their 25 years of leadership, this dynamic team has surveyed the marketplace, explored additional growth opportunities and brought an even tighter focus to the firm's business targets.
Abrasive Supply concentrates its sales efforts on the precision sheet metal industry centered around the area's computer and computer related manufacturers. It offers top of the line, specialty abrasive products backed by strong technical support. Commitment to customers goes far beyond the sale. This team of knowledgeable experts is keenly aware that maintaining the highest levels of customer service is critically important to continued success.
In 1997, another generation was added to the company when Mike White (Steve's son & Jack's grandson) decided to get involved in the family business. Mike brings Abrasive Supply into the new era of industrial distribution by exploring new business opportunities via the internet. He first started selling overstocked inventory on the popular auction site eBay. It soon grew into Mike creating websites for the company. In 2008, with 12 years of abrasive knowledge and 6 years of ecommerce experience, he launched their first online store.
With 3 generations of dedicated abrasive specialists and 34 years of success in the Silicon Valley. Abrasive Supply can now offer the same quality industrial supplies and excellent customer service to the rest of the country. Ringing more true now than ever "It's a rough old world without Abrasive Supply".