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General Session

Monday, November 6

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Harry KlassenGet down to STAFDA business during the General Session. STAFDA President, Harry Klassen, will add a global focus to the Distributor State-of-the-Industry Address. Members of the Board of Directors and Liaison Committee members also will be recognized and thanked for their service and dedication.

Russell KohlRussell Kohl, President and CEO of Diablo/Freud Tools, Atlanta, will provide the manufacturer perspective. Diablo and Freud supply a full line of power tool accessories including saw blades, router bits, recip blades, and more. The corporation owns, operates, and manufacturers in Italy, Switzerland, Germany, China, and the U.S.


Mike HolmesMike Holmes, professional contractor and TV Host, will keynote STAFDA’s General Session. It will be a moderated program with STAFDA President and fellow Canadian, Harry Klassen.

Holmes has been a trusted contractor to fans and viewers for 20 years. Throughout his career, his no-nonsense approach and “make it right” attitude has struck a chord with television audiences and industry leaders worldwide. He has changed the way people think about their homes and the building industry for good. With over 15 record-breaking, award-winning series and specials under his belt, he continues to educate his viewers. Mike joins forces with the next generation of Holmes, his contractor son Michael and daughter Sherry, in the hit series Holmes: Next Generation on DIY Network.

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