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Distributor's Link Magazine Summer 2019 / Vol 42 No3


84 THE DISTRIBUTOR’S LINK ASTM INTERNATIONAL 100 Barr Harbor Drive, PO Box C700, West Conshohocken, PA 19428 TEL 610-832-9500 FAX 610-832-9666 WEB KEVIN MENKE HONORED WITH TOP ANNUAL AWARD ASTM International’s committee on fasteners (F16) presented its top annual award – the Award of Merit – to Kevin Menke, director of engineering, Fastenal, in Winona, Minnesota, USA. The prestigious award, which includes the accompanying title of fellow, is ASTM’s highest recognition for individual contributions to developing standards. The committee honored Menke for meritorious and dedicated service to the committee and in recognition of his strong commitment to ASTM International standards development, his respected technical expertise, exemplary professionalism, and tireless efforts towards consensus building. An ASTM International member since 2005, Menke is also a member of the committees on steel, stainless TECHNICAL ARTICLE KEVIN MENKE, DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING, FASTENAL steel and related alloys (A01) and metallic and inorganic coatings (B08). Menke has held his current position with Fastenal since 2014, having previously served as engineering manager, and applications engineer with the organization. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota. Committed to serving global societal needs, ASTM International positively impacts public health and safety, consumer confidence, and overall quality of life. We integrate consensus standards – developed with our international membership of volunteer technical experts – and innovate services to improve lives… Helping our world work better. ASTM INTERNATIONAL B. FINDER ASSOCIATES, INC. 1341 Carlisle Place, Deerfield, IL 60015 TEL 847-940-1731 FAX 847-940-9094 EMAIL B. FINDER CELEBRATES 50 YEARS IN BUSINESS In 1969, Bernie Finder had already been in the fastener business for twenty four years. He started BFA as a small, one desk company at his home in Glencoe, IL. There were no frills and no guarantees that the business would make it. But Bernie knew one important thing - he was a great people person. And as they say, the rest is history! Mark Finder joined the company in 1973 and over the next several years we built BFA into one of the largest manufacturer’s representative agencies in MARK FINDER Chicago. In 1996 Maurizio Furlan joined the company and in 2001 we opened our warehouse with Cecilia Parker as our office manager Unfortunately, after a long illness, Bernie passed away on February 9, 1999. As of 2019, Maurizio, Cecilia and Mark are the core elements of B. Finder Associates, Inc. We want to take this opportunity to thank our valuable distributors throughout the country for your business and hope to continue serving you for many years to come. BUSINESS FOCUS ARTICLE B. FINDER ASSOCIATES


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