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Distributor's Link Magazine Winter 2023 / Vol 46 No 1


124 THE DISTRIBUTOR’S LINK MID-ATLANTIC FASTENER DISTRIBUTORS ASSOCIATION 3211 West 9th Street, Trainer, PA 19061 TEL 610-430-8615 (Lubker Distribution) EMAIL WEB LEADERSHIP CHANGES AT MAFDA by Bill Bankoske, President January 1st, 2023 will bring new leadership to the Mid Atlantic Fastener Distributor Association (MAFDA). Freddy Barr (Branch Manager, Stelfast - Edison, NJ) will take over the role of President. Justin Myers (Coburn-Myers Fastening Systems - Trainer, PA) will take over the position of Vice President. Tricia Murty (Murty Associates – Baltimore, MD) and Bill Bankoske (AFC Industries – York, PA) will serve as board members. We are also pleased to announce that we have two new board members. Brendan Shields (Ironclad Performance Wear, Northeast Sales Representative) and Sal Presti (Intercorp, Northeast Sales and Operations Manager) both joined the board halfway through 2022. Brendan Shields started at Ironclad (part of Brighton Best family) in 2021 after leaving the material testing and measurement with 5 years of industrial sales experience. In his free time, he enjoys surfing, snowboarding, golfing, fishing, and hiking. Sal Presti lives in Northern New Jersey. Sal is married with 2 kids (a boy and a girl). Sal started his career as a certified chef, graduated from the Culinary School of Washington, DC. He opened 3 successful restaurants by the time he was 27. When he started his family, he decided to sell all 3 restaurants. Sal went on to a sales career in the telecom industry as a sales manager, then moved to other industries always in a sales/operations capacity. He started with Intercorp, 7 years ago as the Northeast Sales and Operations Manager, and really enjoys this industry and the great people in it. ASSOCIATION ARTICLE MID-ATLANTIC FASTENER DISTRIBUTORS ASSOCIATION PACIFIC-WEST FASTENER ASSOCIATION 3020 Old Ranch Parkway #300, Seal Beach CA 90740 TEL 562-799-5509 FAX 562-684-0695 EMAIL WEB DON’T MISS OUT ON THE 2023 PAC-WEST EVENTS by Amy Nijjar September 14-16 September 26 November 16 December 7 Fall Conference, Coeur d’Alene ID Fall Dinner Meeting & Vendor Showcase, La Mirada CA After Hours, Bay Area CA Holiday Party, La Mirada CA The Pacific-West Fastener Association has announced the 2023 calendar of events: Events Calendar February 9 After Hours, San Diego CA March 9 Spring Dinner Meeting & Vendor Showcase, La Mirada CA March 10 Golf Outing, Southern CA TBD April 27-29 Spring Conference, Scottsdale AZ June 8 After Hours, Seattle WA ASSOCIATION ARTICLE March 6-8, 2024 Spring Conference, Anaheim CA PWFA’s core purpose is to strengthen our member companies through educational opportunities, alliances, advocacy, and highly effective relationships; providing the highest return on membership investment in the fastener industry, while maintaining a sense of close community. For more information about PWFA and its activities, visit or contact Amy Nijjar at or 562-799-5509. PACIFIC-WEST FASTENER ASSOCIATION



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