ELM GROVE, WI – Members of the Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA) elected Kramer Darragh, Darragh Company, Little Rock, AR, President for 2012 during its 35th Annual Convention & Trade Show in San Antonio, TX.
Darragh began working for the family company in 1972 and held several job titles within it prior to becoming its president in 1987. Darragh Company, established in 1906, has six branches in Arkansas and one in Texas. Darragh Company has been a STAFDA member since 1995.
Rick Lamb, Franks’s Supply, Albuquerque, NM, was elected STAFDA Vice President. Frank’s sells, rents, and services professional-grade tooling, equipment, and supplies. They have five stores — four in New Mexico and one in Texas. Frank’s Supply has been a STAFDA member since 1978.
Four new directors were also elected: Steve Wichtowski, Cook Iron Store Co., Rochester, NY (Region 1); Pete Moses, Contractors & Industrial Supply (CIS), Roanoke, VA (Region 2); Eric Grabowski, EDGE Construction Supply, Spokane, WA (Region 8); and Doug James, Lance Bissett Ltd., Coquitlam, BC (Region 10). Their three-year terms began immediately after the San Antonio Convention.
More new appointments to STAFDA’s Liaison Committees were also announced at the Convention. Committee members serve a three-year term. Incoming Manufacturer Liaison Committee members are Tim Lickel, Wacker Neuson, Menomonee Falls, WI, and Sebastian Rissmann, BeA Fasteners USA, Greensboro, NC. New Rep Liaison Committee members include Jim Kartheiser, Kartheiser Co., Inc., Apple Valley, MN, and Gene Smithwick, Smithwick-Howe & Associates, Houston, TX.
Elections are held every fall with results announced at the Annual Convention.