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ISA Announces Kim Shacklett of MSC Industrial Supply Co. as Winner of 2023 Women’s Influence Award

Posted in ISA News on April 15, 2023

Phoenix, AZ, April 18, 2023 — This morning at ISA23, ISA proudly named Kim Shacklett, Senior Vice President of Sales & Customer Success at MSC Industrial Supply Co., as the winner of the 2023 Women’s Influence Award. This distinguished award honors an extraordinary individual from an ISA member company for their impact and commitment to advancing the development and influence of women in the industrial supply channel.

Kim joined the industry more than 30 years ago, making a bold career choice to join a male-dominated industry. Her impact thus far has been incredibly significant. She has revolutionized the industry in countless ways, driven by her passion for the customer and innovative thinking. Kim is a strong role model, thoughtful mentor, and passionate advocate of women at MSC and throughout the industry. She sets an example for those around her to follow, motivating them to pursue their goals with determination and perseverance.

“Kim Shacklett is one of the best leaders I have come across in my entire career,” said MSC President and CEO Erik Gershwind. “While Kim is a respected and impactful leader for all MSC associates, she is a strong and positive role model to many women in our company and industry.”

“She has a great ability to recognize talent and encourage it. Kim mentors female leaders, challenging them to follow her example and take risks, accept assignments outside their comfort zone, and grow into roles that they would not have imagined,” Gershwind continues. “She humbly shares her own personal experiences and challenges to build the confidence of other women while effectively sponsoring and advocating for them.”

ISA’s Women’s Influence Award is an important award for all within the industry. It recognizes the commitment to encouraging diversity within the workplace while supporting and recognizing the strength and value that women bring to our companies and to the industrial supply channel at large.

About the Industrial Supply Association (ISA)

Founded in 1902, the Industrial Supply Association (ISA) is the channel association for the industrial MROP industry – Leading the Channel Forward®. As the only trade association that connects all partners within the industrial supply channel, ISA provides the networking opportunities, education, strategies, analytics, and tools for companies to stay relevant – and competitive – throughout industry change. Members are comprised of industrial Manufacturer, Distributor, and Independent Manufacturer Representative (IMR) companies around the world. More at

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