April 5, 2023

Industrial QC Holdings, LLC Hires New CEO

Burnsville, MN, April 5, 2023 – Industrial QC Holdings, LLC (“IQC” or the “Company”), the holding company formed by Benford Capital Partners (“BCP”) to acquire LiteSentry, LLC, Softsolution GmbH, and Strainoptics, LLC and become the niche market leader in quality control measurement instruments for the flat glass industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Weiler as Chief Executive Officer.

Jim joins IQC following nine years at Walman Optical where he was responsible for driving commercial growth and leading cross functional strategies.  Additionally, Jim brings extensive experience from nearly 20 years with Chart Industries where his roles ranged from New Product Development Engineering to Product Manager with full P&L responsibility.

At IQC, Jim will lead the next phase of growth by establishing customer and product specific initiatives and aligning the Company’s resources to achieve these plans. Jim will also look to expand commercial reach to penetrate new markets and geographies.  In parallel, Jim will work with the BCP team to assess add-on acquisition targets, and to lead post-closing value creation opportunities associated with future acquisitions.

Thomas Schuller and Gary DiDio will each continue as President of Softsolution and LiteSentry, respectively, reporting directly to Jim.  Kyle Anderson, VP of Finance, will also report directly to Jim.  Reporting structures are otherwise unchanged.

Jim commented, “I am excited for the opportunity to lead these great businesses.  The teams are exceptional, and the technologies are the best in the industry.  I look forward to building on the great pieces already in place, while also helping to accelerate our growth.”

Brian Staff, BCP Operating Partner, added, “We are thrilled to bring Jim into this CEO role.  His experiences and capabilities are a great complement to the teams that Thomas and Gary have built, and all three businesses will benefit greatly from Jim’s strategic leadership.”