NFDA Mourns Passing Of Board Member Art Salani, Former Executive Director Mary Ann Langholz

Salani, the founder and former president of Global Fastener & Supply Inc., was a NFDA board member from 1995 to 1998, while Langholz was NFDA's executive director from 1976 to 1990.

The National Fastener Distributor Association is mourning the recent passing two of two former executives – Arthur (Art) Salani and Mary Ann Langholz.

The Salani family shared the following tribute.

On October 29, 2015 Art landed on the eternal fairway where every shot is a winner. Art was the cherished husband and best friend of Susan Salani and the loving father of Christopher Salani. Art will also be lovingly remembered by the Salani family, his business associates, and many dear friends.

Art was the President of Global Fastener & Supply Inc. and GF&D (Grease Fitting Solutions).

Over the years, Global Fastener & Supply has won numerous awards. The awards Art was most proud of were the Huffy Sports Partner of the Year award, and two consecutive years in a row Lifetime Products named Global Supplier of the Year.

Art served on the Board of Directors for the National Fastener Distributors Association from 1995 to 1998. His career was based on many good business principles; especially the one that treated employees with respect and concern. Art truly felt like they were family and they, in turn, felt the same.

A visitation celebrating Art's life will be held at Becker Ritter Funeral Home, 14075 W North Ave, Brookfield, WI. 53005, on Monday, November 9 from 3 to 7 PM.

Services will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, November 10 at Cross of Life Lutheran Church, 20700 W. North Ave., Brookfield, WI 53045, followed by a reception.

Private family graveside services will be held on Wednesday, November 11.

Memorials in Art's memory may be made to the MACC Fund or Stand up to Cancer.

Mary Ann Langholz, 83, was executive director the NFDA from 1976 to 1990. She passed away on Oct. 24, 2015.

In addition to her NFDA role, she had been a high school teacher and television personality for Columbus Public Schools. President Gerald Ford awarded her the Foundation Freedom Medal and she received the alumni achievement award from Capital University.

Survivors include her husband, Armin P. Langholz; son Kevin and daughter Lori; and six grandchildren. 

Memorial services were held October 30 at Christ Lutheran Church in Bexley, OH. 

The family suggests memorial donations to the Armin P. Langholz Scholarship in Radio/TV/Film, c/o Capital University, or the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.
Messages to the family may be sent c/o Evans Funeral Home. Web:

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