ISA Executive Vice President John Buckley Dies

John Buckley, executive vice president of the Industrial Supply Association, died suddenly of an apparent heart attack on Feb. 12. He was 66.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Barbara Curley Buckley, and his daughter Alana.

According to an email sent to ISA members by the association late Thursday afternoon, “John began his long and illustrious career in the wholesale distribution industry 30 years ago. Starting out in the member services side of the association management business, he held a variety of positions working on retention and recruitment through research and economic reporting. He spent 25 years with the National Paper Trade Association and was one of the founders of the Paper and Plastics Education Research Foundation. He also published the award winning association magazine, Sales & Marketing News.”

“He served on the Board of Directors of NAW, the Distribution Research and Education Foundation and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100. For 20 years, John represented the U.S. at EUROPA and the Common Market Congress of the Paper Industry. He was an advisor to four startup companies in the real estate development, technology and digital advertising areas.”

He also served on the ISA Education Foundation Board of Trustees and the Advisory Board for the Industrial Careers Pathway.

Funeral services were held in Douglaston, N.Y. on Tuesday, Feb. 18.