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Founded in 1976 by 18 industry leaders who sought to create an organization where manufacturers and distributors of construction/industrial products could interface. In the past 46 years, STAFDA has grown from the initial 18 founding members to 2,000+ member companies. Membership is comprised of 875 distributors, 929 associates, 17 publishing affiliates, and 264 manufacturer rep/agents.

Georgia Foley


Catherine Usher

Member Services Director

Board of

Harry Klassen

STAFDA President, Fastek, Inc., St. Catharines, ON

Andrew Hartman

STAFDA Vice President, Hartman Independent, Canonsburg, PA

Phil Cerminaro

Industrial Products Limited, New Orleans, LA

Allan Guthrie

STAFDA Immediate Past President, DXP Enterprises, Omaha, NE

Marcos Gutierrez

Markwell Florida, Inc., Miami Gardens, FL

David Milne

Milne Nail, Power Tool & Repair, Pasco, WA

Rand Okemura

Slim's Power Tools, Inc., Honolulu, HI

Maria Cipponeri Polidoro

Ace Tool Repair, Inc.

Erika Scherman

MC Tool & Safety Sales, Blaine, MN

Liaison Committee

Ben Battaglia

Chervon North America, Naperville, IL

Lenny Colasuonno

Aerosmith Fastening Systems

Bill England

Radians, Inc.

Matt Hoefer

Mi-T-M Corp., Peosta, IA

Bill Sisto

G-Strut, Canton, OH

Liaison Committee

Charlie Gerstman

Harvey Gerstman Associates, Garden City, NY

Kevin Kennedy

Mountain Borders Associates

AJ Myers

J. R. Myers & Associates, Dublin, CA

Doug Ozolins

Tier2 Group, Indianapolis, IN

Wade Wohlford

BNT Sales Agency Limited, Warman, SK