Hall Of Fame Inductees

The MFDA inducted its Hall of Fame class of 2017 on Thursday December 7th. The Hall of Fame, which honors those who have made significant contributions to the MFDA and the New York area fastener industry, inducted its inaugural class in 2016.

Hall of Fame Committee Co-Chairs Robin Lieberman (President – MF Supply) and Robert Rundle (R.W. Rundle Associates Inc.), lauded the class of 2017 for having a combined 127 years in the fastener industry. In all three cases, the honorees started on the very bottom rung of their companies, and through hard work and perseverance, have achieved success both in the industry, and beyond.

 The Class of 2017 is:
Bill Fivehouse (Star Stainless Screw Co) –Bill started at Star as a 16 year old part-time worker in the summer of 1976. He was hired to a fulltime position, and over the next 41 years worked his way from the warehouse, to the sales desk, and to management, where he now server as Star’s Operations Manager. Bill said of his journey “One of my greatest joys is helping new employees find their way in our industry, and helping them grow into the next group of industry leaders”.

Chuck Halpin (Brighton-Best International) – A three time MFDA president, Chuck also started as a part-time worker in the warehouse so he could help pay for college. It was after a promotion to Carlstadt NJ Branch manager that Chuck was introduced to the MFDA where he was on the board for nearly 20 years. Chuck is currently on the board of NFDA and the MAFDA (which he helped co-found after a promotion to the Philadelphia area), but told the MFDA membership “my roots will always be with the Metropolitan Association”.

Doug Thonus (Fastar Inc) – After leaving active service in the Army, Doug started a long career in the fastener industry in 1967 at the Atlantic Spring Pin Company. Stops along the way included Rexnord, United Products, Anderton-United, and Precise Products. In 1998 Doug left Precise and founded Fastar Inc. in Tallman NY. Doug was chairperson of the MFDA’s Toys for Tots drive for its first fifteen year and served three terms on the board of the MFDA. He also serves as the association’s unofficial historian.

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MFDA’s 18th Annual Toys for Tots Holiday Dinner

Here are some pictures from our 18th annual Toys for Tots Holiday Dinner Thursday December 18th at Al Di La Ristorante.

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30 Under 30 Recipients

YFP Recognize 30 Under 30

Young Fastener Professionals (YFP) with support from the Fastener Industry Coalition (FIC) has selected this year’s recipients of the fastener industry’s millennial recognition program. Termed 30 Under 30, this peer-­‐nominated program, in its 2nd year, was open to any fastener industry professional 30 years old or younger. Members of the fastener community nominated candidates, and a short essay was part of the selection process.

Class of 2015 Winners:

Allison Morse, Innovative Components, Inc.

Bobby Boulette, Perkins Machine Company

Candice Cedillo, Above Board Electronics, Inc.

Carl Lipski, Buckeye Fasteners Co.

Chris LiCausi, Field Fastener

Christoper Mader, OMG, Inc.

Daniel Devora, Bayou City Bolt

Gary Graham, National Threaded Fasteners, LTD.

Jason Ruetz, All Integrated Systems (AIS)

Jason Webster, North East Fastener Corp.

Jennifer Ruetz, All Integrated Systems (AIS)

Jewel Burks, Partpic, Inc.

Jorge Rosales, Brighton Best International

Joseph Pearce, SPIROL International Corporation

Kyle Hinckley, Cable Ties Unlimited

Kyle Miller, Bamal Fastener Corporation

Luke Carlton, H.W. Eckhardt Corp

Mark Goodman, Industrial Rivet & Fastener

Marlon Gamez, Industrial Threaded Products, Inc.

Matt Angel, AFIXX Alliance

Michael Naidenovich, AFI Industries, Inc.

Nathanial Durgin Jr., Yankee Industrial Supply

Rusty Flocken, Valley Forge & Bolt

Sandra Way, Hodell-Natco Industries, Inc.

Sandy Salinas, Cube Global LLC

Spencer Sanford, Wurth Service Supply, Inc.

Taryn Goodman, Industrial Rivet & Fastener

Timothy Irwin, OMG, Inc.

Tosha Morgan, Martin Fastening Solutions

Zach Barr, Field Fastener

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Calendar

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January 21, 2014 –  Economic Forecast Meeting
Speaker: Andrew Duguay
ITR Economics
Moran’s Restaurant
New York, NY

 

March 11, 2014
Educational Seminar:
Conflict Minerals
Speaker: William Weisberg, Esq
Al Di La Ristorante
East Rutherford, NJ

 

 

April 8, 2014
Round Table:
Fastener Industry
Vendors/Importer/Exporter
Moran’s Restaurant
New York, NY

 

May 15, 2014 Social Event
Night at the Races Meadowlands Racetrack

June 10, 2014 33rd Annual Scholarship Awards
Dinner
Al Di La Ristorante
East Rutherford, NJ

September 21, 2014 19th Annual Golf Outing Wild Turkey Golf Course
Crystal Springs Golf & Resort

 

September 22, 2014 Table Top Show
Trade Show
The Fiesta
Wood Ridge, NJ

December 2, 2014 16th Annual Toys For Tots
Holiday Party
Al Di La Ristorante
East Rutherford, NJ
For information on any event, call or email us:
Executive Director: Nancy Rich 201-254-7784; email: admin@mfda.us or MFDABoard@gmail.com
President Jay Minichino 973-256-4010 ext. 16; email: jay@bmbfasteners.com
Programming Chair. Kellie Nirmaier 201-337-3200 ext. 2230 email: knirmaier@kanebridge.com

 

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