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STAFDA member distributors elected new leadership during the association’s 43rd Annual Convention & Trade Show in Nashville in November.
Greg Hughes, president and owner of Kinnunen Sales & Rentals, Stillwater, Oklahoma, took over as STAFDA president. Kinnunen has three branches and serves the construction, residential and industrial markets. The company has been a STAFDA member since 2006.
Brian Gersten, owner of On Time Supply, Suffern, New York, 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; Marcos Gutierrez, Markwell Florida, Miami Gardens, Florida; Rand Okemura, Slim’s Power Tools Inc., Honolulu; and Harry Klassen, Fastek Inc., St. Catharines, Ontario.
New members of the Manufacturers Liaison Committee were also announced: Ben Battaglia, Chervon North America, Naperville, Illinois; Matt Hoefer, Mi-T-M Corp., Peosta, Iowa; Richard Schmidt, Tanos Inc., Charlotte, North Carolina; and Bill Sisto, G-Strut, Canton, Ohio. Lon Baker, Synergy Sales Solutions, Soddy Daisy, Tennessee; AJ Myers, J. R. Myers & Associates, Dublin, California, and Wade Wohlford, BNT Sales Agency Limited, Warman, Saskatchewan, joined the Rep Liaison Committee.