Posted March 27, 2018

STAFDA names keynote and associate speakers

The Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA) named business expert Jon Gordon as keynote speaker for its 42nd Annual Convention & Trade Show, Oct. 28-30, at the Phoenix Convention Center.

Jon GordonSTAFDA also announced that Bill Sisto, national agency sales manager for G-STRUT, Canton, Ohio, will be the associate speaker at the convention.

Gordon is the author of The Wall Street Journal bestseller, The Energy Bus, and has been featured on The Today Show, CNN, Fox and Friends, and in numerous magazines and newspapers. His clients include Southwest Airlines, Campbell Soup, Wells Fargo, the PGA Tour, Ritz Carlton Hotels, Dell, Northwestern Mutual and several professional sports teams: the Atlanta Falcons, the Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat and Pittsburgh Pirates.

His presentations are centered on leadership, teamwork, positive change, culture, sales and service. He’ll blend his three most popular books into his STAFDA keynote. From his book, Training Camp, he’ll draw on the qualities of what makes someone great in their field (the formula for success and an approach life to bring out the best in oneself and others).

From Benefits of Being Positive, Gordon will share proven principles, strategies and real world applications to show how positivity can boost creativity and productivity. Lastly, overcoming fear, failure, busyness, and stress in order to stand out and excel in life are the ideals he’ll pull from The Greatest Success Strategies of All.

Bill SistoSisto will speak during the General Session, Monday, Oct.29. This is the first time an associate speaker from this channel will address convention attendees.

G-STRUT, a division of Gregory Industries, is a leader in proprietary manufactured products, continuous galvanized coatings, and metalworking services. G-STRUT manufactures metal framing channel, accessories, hangers used in strut, panel supports, overhead electrical support, HVAC, and wall mounted conduit/electrical systems.

Sisto has over 40 years of industry experience and began his career with Allied Tube & Conduit, Chicago. He’s held management positions with B-Line, Elcen Metal Products, Globe Pipe Hangers, and was a manufacturers’ rep/consultant with his own firm, Sisto Products LLC.

He has served on the board of directors for the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA), chaired its SAM Council (Suppliers and Manufacturers), has been a member of the UL Advisory Council for UL 203, and presently is the co-chairperson of the Ohio Fire Safety Coalition.