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New STAFDA Officers Announced

Members of the Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA) elected new leadership for 2023 during the Association’s 46th Annual Convention & Trade Show, October 30 – November 1, in San Diego.

Following the event’s General Session, Harry Klassen, President and Owner of Fastek, Inc., St. Catharines, ON, became STAFDA President. A STAFDA member since 1998, Fastek specializes in fasteners, power tools, and safety supplies and has three brick and mortar stores along with two mobile site stores.

Andrew Hartman, President and Owner of Hartman Independent Company, Canonsburg, PA, was elected STAFDA Vice President. Hartman provides fastening and packaging solutions to the construction and industrial markets in Maryland, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Hartman Independent Company has been a STAFDA member since 1981.

David Milne, Milne Nail, Power Tool & Repair, Pasco, WA, and Erika Scherman, MC Tool & Safety Sales, Blaine, MN, were elected to three-year terms on STAFDA’s Board of Directors. New members of STAFDA’s Manufacturer Liaison Committee include Bill England, Radians, Inc., Memphis, TN, Graydon Greiwe, Continental Abrasives, Santa Ana, CA, Mark Peters, Apex Tool Group, Sparks, MD, and Jim Weldon, Rust-Oleum Corporation, Vernon Hills, IL. Eric Draghi, Draghi Sales, Inc., Phoenix, AZ, and Charlie Gerstman, Harvey Gerstman Associates, Garden City, NY, joined the Rep Liaison Committee.

Elections are held every fall with results announced at the Annual Convention.

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