STAFDA elects new officers

Harry Kassen of Fastek in St. Catherines, Ontario is elected president of the association.
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Members of the Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA) elected new leadership for 2023 during the Association's 46th Annual Convention & Trade Show held in San Diego.

Following the event's General Session, Harry Klassen, president and owner of Fastek, Inc. of St. Catharines, Ontario, 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 in 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 has been a STAFDA member since 1981.

David Milne of Milne Nail, Power Tool & Repair in Pasco, Wash. and Erika Scherman, MC Tool & Safety Sales, Blaine, Minn., 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, Tenn.; Graydon Greiwe, Continental Abrasives, Santa Ana, Calif.; Mark Peters, Apex Tool Group, Sparks, Md.; and Jim Weldon, Rust-Oleum Corporation, Vernon Hills, lll.; Eric Draghi, Draghisales, lnc., Phoenix, Ariz.; and Charlie Gerstman, Harvey Gerstman Associates, Garden City, N.Y

Elections are held every fall with results announced at the Annual Convention. This year’s convention was held Oct. 30 - Nov. 1.