WAI Global announces passing of long-time colleague and friend Bill Ernst

Ernst began working in March 2001 at WAI as a regional distribution manager in Chicago.

WAI Global announced today the passing of a beloved friend and colleague, Bill Ernst.

Ernst began working in March 2001 at WAI as a regional distribution manager in Chicago. He later joined the company’s rebuilder sales team and was promoted to senior account manager within the traditional aftermarket, while continuing to service many strategic rebuilder customers, WAI Global said in a statement on its website, signed by Ryan Moul, CEO, and Seth Moul, executive vice president.

“Bill has also been influential in the growth of the non-automotive segments both through the aftermarket distributor and OES channels,” the company’s statement said. “He always put his customers first, which has helped him develop many deep relationships within the industry and respect amongst his peers.”

Ernst served as the WAI representative to the Electrical Rebuilders Association for many years and was highly regarded by the association, WAI Global said.

“We personally have known Bill for many years and have always had great appreciation of Bill’s toughness and rigor which is so well-balanced by his genuine, kind-hearted and professional character,” the company said. “We are certain that many of you express the same sentiment. Bill was always willing to help for the good of company, and has used his knowledge and expertise within our industry to mentor many folks along the way. He will be dearly missed, we express our deepest sympathy to the members of his family.”

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