Posted November 17, 2022

STAFDA inaugurates Harry Klassen as president, installs officers

New officers, including the 2023 president, were elected to The Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA) during its 46th Annual Convention & Trade Show, Oct. 30–Nov. 1 in San Diego.

Harry Klassen, Fastek Andrew Hartman
Harry Klassen Andrew Hartman

Harry Klassen, president and owner of Fastek Inc., St. Catharines, Ontario, became STAFDA president. His company, a member since 1998, specializes in fasteners, power tools, and safety supplies and has three brick and mortar stores along with two mobile site stores.

Andrew Hartman, president and owner of Hartman Independent Company, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, was elected STAFDA vice president. Hartman provides fastening and packaging solutions to the construction and industrial markets in Maryland, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. The company joined STAFDA in 1981.

David Milne, Milne Nail, Power Tool & Repair, Pasco, Washington, and Erika Scherman, MC Tool & Safety Sales, Blaine, Minnesota, were elected to three-year terms on STAFDA’s board of directors.

New members of STAFDA’s Manufacturer Liaison Committee include Bill England, Radians, Inc., Memphis, Tennessee; Graydon Greiwe, Continental Abrasives, Santa Ana, California; Mark Peters, Apex Tool Group, Sparks, Maryland; and Jim Weldon, Rust-Oleum Corp., Vernon Hills, Illinois. Eric Draghi, Draghi Sales Inc., Phoenix, Arizona, and Charlie Gerstman, Harvey Gerstman Associates, Garden City, New York, joined the Rep Liaison Committee.