JWF Industries CEO Named Top 100 Leader

William Polacek, President and Chief Executive Officer of JWF Industries, has again been recognized as one of Pennsylvania Business Central’s Top 100 Business People. Polacek has earned this honor eleven consecutive years, beginning in 2010.

“Thank you to Pennsylvania Business Central for this recognition,” said Polacek. “I am proud to lead a group of dedicated and talented professionals who truly care about our customers and our community. We have thrived together during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and continue to look for growth and opportunity in the defense, energy, and commercial industries.”

Polacek has earned various awards and recognition for his entrepreneurial efforts in the manufacturing industry and in the community, including the Cambria Regional Chamber ‘Excellence in Business’ award for 2019. He has been featured in Forbes Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Pittsburgh Business Times and various local, state, and national publications and media.

Committed to his community, Polacek is a founding member and chairman of Johnstown’s Vision 2025 initiative. He participates on various committees and boards throughout the region to assist business development, growth initiatives, and entrepreneurial spirit in new projects. His family founded The Polacek Family Human Needs Foundation, a non-profit organization devoted to helping the less fortunate in Johnstown and the surrounding communities.

For the complete Top 100 list, visit pabusinesscentral.com/top-100-people.