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STAFDA Announces New President, Officers

Harry Klassen, President and Owner of Fastek, Inc. in St. Catharines, Ontario, became STAFDA President
Mark Klein will succeed Sevan Demirdogen, who will remain with the company as Executive Chairman of the Board.

The Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA) elected new leadership for 2023 during the Association’s 46th Annual Convention & Trade Show, held October 30 to November 1 in San Diego.

Harry Klassen — President and Owner of Fastek, Inc. in St. Catharines, Ontario — was voted STAFDA President. Fastek specializes in fasteners, power tools and safety supplies.

Andrew Hartman, President and Owner of Hartman Independent Company in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, 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.

David Milne of Milne Nail, Power Tool & Repair in Pasco, Washington, and Erika Scherman of MC Tool & Safety Sales in Blaine, Minnesota, were elected to three-year terms on STAFDA’s Board of Directors.

New members of STAFDA’s Manufacturer Liaison Committee include:

  • Bill England of Radians, Inc. in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Graydon Greiwe of Continental Abrasives in Santa Ana, California
  • Mark Peters of Apex Tool Group in Sparks, Maryland
  • Jim Weldon of Rust-Oleum Corporation in Vernon Hills, Illinois

Eric Draghi of Draghi Sales, Inc. in Phoenix, Arizona, and Charlie Gerstman of Harvey Gerstman Associates in Garden City, New York, joined the Rep Liaison Committee.


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