Walker Products Owner Passes Away

Walker Products recently announced that Owner, President and CEO Michael G. Weaver has passed away following a battle with cancer. The company provided the following obituary:

It is with great sadness for us to report that Michael G. Weaver, president of Walker Products, and member of the Automotive Sales Council, passed away peacefully on Nov. 23 after his long battle with prostate cancer. Mike, 69, was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and graduated from the University of Missouri.

Mike began his career in the automotive aftermarket industry when he was hired at Borg-Warner/Ballwin-Washington. In 1985, Mike had an opportunity to move west and invest in a small carburetion component manufacturer in Los Angeles, California, named Walker Products. He was a true visionary whose leadership skills in strategic planning and marketing directed his team to become a global manufacturer and distributor of quality automotive products. With manufacturing and distribution facilities in the USA, Mexico, APAC and the UK, Walker Products remains family owned and operated with over 400 team members servicing over 1,400 customers worldwide. The management team, which includes Mike’s three sons, Jeffrey, Matthew and Scott, remain committed to fulfilling Mike’s legacy, plans, and continue his mission of teamwork, appreciation, and growth for all Walker team members and partners.

The visitation and Requiem Mass will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Jan. 14, 2023, at Most Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Eureka, Missouri.

A.J. Hecht

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