Members of STAFA elected new leadership during its 41st Annual Convention & Trade Show in Austin, November 12-14. Michelle St. John, co-owner and president of Industrial Bolt & Supply, Inc. in Auburn, Wash., became Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association’s president following the event’s general session. The company specializes in the maintenance, repair and overhaul market, has sales operations in nine western states and has been a member since 1980.

Sean Baird of Hampton Roads Fastener & Construction Supply, Inc. in Virginia Beach, Virg., was elected STAFDA vice president. The company focuses on fasteners and construction supplies for new commercial construction and industrial accounts. They joined STAFDA in 2005. Linda Trotter, president and co-owner of Bright Bolt Enterprises, Inc., in El Paso, Texas, was elected to the board of directors to serve a three-year term.

William Pipp of Seymour Midwest LLC in Warsaw, Ind., was named to the manufacturers liaison committee, while Frank Devine of Quality Line Sales in Barker, Texas, and Ian Jones ofTrainor Associates, Inc. in Medina, Ohio, joined the rep liaison committee.

Elections are held every fall with results announced at the Annual Convention. For more information or photos, contact Catherine Usher, STAFDA Member Services Director, at 262/784-4774 or