Buckman presents the Edward Weiss Memorial Award for 2016 to Eduardo Scabuzzo, who has worked with the chemical supplier for over 16 years. The Ed Weiss Award is a merit award given annually to a Buckman associate in recognition of the individual endeavours over the previous 12 months, which have had an extraordinary impact on both the company’s regional and global efforts in the leather industry.

Scabuzzo joined Buckman after a 13 years working in tanneries in Argentina and currently works in Southern Cone as a Leather Account Coordinator. For many years, he was the company’s only sales associate for leather in Argentina, providing both technical service for customers and supporting a steady sales growth. Since 2016, he has been responsible for leather sales in the Uruguayan market.

The award is named after Ed Weiss, a graduate of the Tanner’s Council Leather School, University of Cincinnati, hired by Stanley J. Buckman in 1952 to sell microbiocides in the leather industry. For many years, Weiss was the senior technical specialist in leather for Buckman, and the company attributes much of its success in the leather industry to Weiss’ efforts. Scabuzzo, who was presented the award in March 2017, is the 15th recipient of the Award.