STAFDA Announces New Officers at 2019 Convention

Greg Hughes has taken the reigns as STAFDA President as of Nov. 10, while the group also has a new VP and four new directors.

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ELM GROVE, WI — Members of the Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA) elected new leadership during the Association’s 43rd Annual Convention & Trade Show in Nashville, TN over Nov. 10-12. Following the event’s General Session, Greg Hughes, president and owner of Kinnunen Sales & Rentals, Stillwater, OK, took the reins as STAFDA president. Kinnunen has three branches and serves the construction, residential, and industrial markets. They have been a STAFDA member since 2006.

Brian Gersten, owner of On Time Supply, Suffern, NY, was elected STAFDA vice president. Joining STAFDA in 1996, On Time Supply specializes in pneumatic and electric power tools, fastening systems, packaging materials, and specialty items for construction and industrial manufacturing.

Four new directors, each serving a three-year term, were also elected: Andrew Hartman, Hartman Independent Company, Pittsburgh, PA; Marcos Gutierrez, Markwell Florida, Miami Gardens, FL; Rand Okemura, Slim’s Power Tools, Inc., Honolulu, HI; and Harry Klassen, Fastek, Inc., St. Catharines, ON.

New members of the Manufacturers Liaison Committee were also announced: Ben Battaglia, Chervon North America, Naperville, IL; Matt Hoefer, Mi-T-M Corp., Peosta, IA; Richard Schmidt, Tanos, Inc., Charlotte, NC; and Bill Sisto, G-Strut, Canton, OH. Lon Baker, Synergy Sales Solutions, Soddy Daisy, TN; AJ Myers, J. R. Myers & Associates, Dublin, CA, and Wade Wohlford, BNT Sales Agency Limited, Warman, SK, joined the Rep Liaison Committee.

STAFDA elections are held every fall with results announced at the Annual Convention. For more information or photos, contact Catherine Usher, STAFDA member services director, at 262-784-4774 or cusher@stafda.org.

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