Members of the Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association elected new leadership for 2024 during the association’s 47th Annual Convention & Trade Show on Nov. 5-7 in San Antonio.

Following the event’s General Session, Andrew Hartman, president and owner of Hartman Independent Company in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, became STAFDA President. Hartman provides fastening and packaging solutions to the construction and industrial markets in Maryland, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Hartman Independent Company has been a STAFDA member since 1981.

Phil Cerminaro, president and majority owner of Industrial Products Limited in New Orleans was elected STAFDA Vice President. The company centers its product offerings around access and safety equipment but also offers a full line of material handling products and custom fabricated solutions. Industrial Products Limited has been a STAFDA member since 2005.

Robert Facca of Facca Fasteners Limited in London, Ontario; Matt Kitchens of California Service Tool, Inc. in Hayward, California; and Will Rue of Fastening Solutions, Inc. in Montgomery, Alabama, were elected to three-year terms on STAFDA’s Board of Directors.

New members of STAFDA’s Manufacturer Liaison Committee include Bruce Imig of Max USA Corp. in Plainview, New York; Ryan Kaelin of Simpson Strong-Tie in Pleasanton, California; Patrick Murray of ORS Nasco, Inc. in Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Mike Sullivan of CS Unitec, Inc. in Wilton, Connecticut. Katie Cornelius of Donwin Marketing in Lakefield, Ontario; Brandon Martin of Regency Sales Co. in Duncanville, Texas; and Heather McNulty of Rouser Group in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, joined the Rep Liaison Committee.

Elections are held every fall, with results announced at the Annual Convention.