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Distributor's Link Magazine Summer Issue 2011 / VOL 34 / NO.3


56 THE DISTRIBUTOR’S LINK PennEngineering® has expanded its network of authorized distributors for the Company’s PEM® brand fastener products in the Western USA states. Aero- Space Southwest, Inc., which has been franchised in the states of Arizona and New Mexico and the country of Mexico, will now also be an Authorized Distributor for PEM® brand products in California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Aerospace Southwest, Inc. is headquartered in Phoenix, AZ. This expansion now provides customers in the Western states with two full-service distributors for PEM products. The other, D.B. Roberts Company (, has been serving the western region since 2006, as well as other parts of North America. PennEngineering is head-, quartered in Danboro, PA, develops and manufactures PEM® brand fasteners and operates manufacturing facilities and key sales offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. The Company is supported by a worldwide network of authorized engineering representatives and stocking distributors. Contact Leon M. Attarian, PennEngineering®, 5190 Old Easton Road, Danboro, PA 18916. Tel: 800-237-4736 (toll-free in the U.S.) and 215- 766-8853; Fax: 215-766-0143. Web site:

THE DISTRIBUTOR’S LINK 57 IFI - 636 Oak Tree Blvd. • Independence Ohio 44131 • Tel: 216.241.1482 • Fax: 216.241.5901 • INDUSTRIAL FASTENERS INSTITUTE IFI ELECTS NEW CHAIRPERSON, VICE CHAIRMAN AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBERS The Industrial Fasteners Institute (IFI) has named Jennifer Johns Friel, Mid West Fabricating Co., as Chairperson of the Institute’s Board of Directors and David Monti, Fall River Manufacturing Co., Inc. as Vice Chairman of the Board for 2011-12. Mrs. Friel is President of Mid West Fabricating Co. Jennifer has been an IFI Board member for three years and has given many years of service as IFI’s Publications & Information Chairperson. She has a degree in business from the University of Denver, and spent much of her time growing up working at Mid West Fabricating. She is the third generation of the Johns’ family to run the company (started by her grandparents) which has three plants located in Ohio and Southern California. Mrs. Friel is the first woman to Chair the IFI in the 80 year history of the Institute. Jennifer’s father served as IFI Chairman in 1993-94 and her husband Mike Friel, President of Haydon Bolts, Inc., was the IFI Chairman in 2005-06. Mr. Monti is Vice President and General Manager of Fall River Manufacturing Co., Inc. Dave has been long active in the industry and was recently Associate Chairman of the NFDA. Elections were held at the Institute’s Annual Meeting in Dana Point, CA. A new Board member serving a threeyear term that expires in 2014 was named as follows: • Preston Boyd, President, Hill Fastener Corporation representing Division I, Industrial Products. Also serving on the 2011-12 Board are the following: • Larry Valeriano, California Screw Products Corporation, Immediate Past Chairman • John W. Grabner, Cardinal Fastener & Specialty Co., Inc. representing IFI Division I • Steve Paddock, Bollhöff, Inc. representing IFI Division I • Karl G. Hutter, Click Bond, Inc. representing IFI Division II • H. Ross Wambolt, Monogram Aerospace Fasteners representing IFI Division II • Mark Quebbeman, Semblex Corporation, representing IFI Division III • Bruce Smith, Carpenter Technology Corporation, representing IFI Associate Suppliers’ Division Elected as officers of the various Divisions were: • Nilo Urbani, Nylok LLC – Chairman of Division I • David Jendre, Quality Bolt & Screw Co. Vice Chairman of Division I • David Hebert, SFS intech, Inc. Chairman of Division III • Jason Surber, ATF, Inc. Vice Chairman of Division III


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