The History of the Southwestern Fastener Association

The Association, originally known as the Texas Fastener Association, was founded on the basic principle that there was a need in the fastener industry to exchange ideas and experiences on successful business practices and techniques related to our market. The Association held its initial formative meeting at the La Baron Hotel in Dallas on November 21, 1974, with 27 persons, representing 20 companies.

From this embryonic stage came the first formal meeting held in January 1975, with 67 persons, representing 50 companies, in attendance. At this meeting, the name of the group formally changed to the Southwestern Fastener Association.

Southwestern Fastener Association has dedicated over 35 years of service to their members. Today, the Association membership exceeds 140 fastener companies. The membership is comprised of distributors and distributor representatives, manufacturers and manufacturer representatives, importers, processors, technology and independent sales agents.

 

PAST BOARD MEMBERS

Chairman
1975 – 77 Jack Pye, Jack Pye Sales
1978 Don Barnes, Barnes Bolt
1979 Steve Palmer, Delta Fastener Corp.
1980 Mickey McClure, Capitol Bolt & Supply
1981 Wyatt Pye, Jack Pye Sales
1982 Gene Petty, Dial Supply
1983 Jerry Dunsmore, Aircom Fasteners
1984 Tom Teegarden, T. J. Teegarden Co.
1985 Loren Griswold, Grisco Bolt & Supply
1986 Ed Sostecke, Allied Bolt & Supply
1987 Mary McClure, Capitol Bolt & Supply
1988 Doug Paulson, Bell Fasteners Corp.
1989 Gordon Anderson, Brighton-Best Socket Bolt Mfg.
1990 Hubert Kasner, Central Industrial Supply Co., Inc.
1991 John Longyear, Metric & Multistandard Components
1992 Robert Lomas, Sooner Bolt & Supply, Inc.
1993 Doug Richey, Rainbow Fasteners Co., S.A. Division
1994 Chris Longyear, Metric & Multistandard Components
1995 John Hagen, MTL Industries
1996 Vince Marcheschi, Rainbow Fastener Company
1997 Joe Kratoville, Allmetric Fasteners, Inc.
1998 Tim Malone, Walker Bolt Mfg. Co.
1999 Doug Rolston, T. J. Teegarden Co.
2000 Richard Slusser, Brighton-Best Socket Screw
2001 Wayne Lamb, Heads & Threads International
2002 Cindy Summers, Fastener Sales Unlimited
2003 Robert Simpson, Partsmaster Inc.
2004 Roger Parisher, Hodell-Natco Industries
2005 Tim Ellis, Trinity Solutions
2006 Mary Jane Carr, Stelfast, Inc.
2007 Jeff Owens, Tifco Industries
2008 Bob Coursey, Big D Bolt & Tool Co.
2009 Donnie Talbert, LTR Fastener Supply Co.
2010 Mike Bailey, Nucor Fastener Division
2011 Bobby Salome, El Paso Bolt & Screw Co.
2012 Susan Davis, Southwest Distributor Sales
2013 Don Carr, Porteous Fastener Co.
2014 Tom Stocking, Brighton Best International
2015 Michael Rodriguez, The Fastener Connection
2016 Ron Garrett, SBS Industries
2017 Matt Flajnik, American Anchor Bolt
2018 Chris Bell, G.L. Huyett

President: 
1975 Dick Parker, Screw Products Corp.
1976 Don DuBose, Smith Industries, Inc.
1977 Don Barnes, Barnes Bolt
1978 Steve Palmer, Delta Fastener Corp.
1979 Ray Robinson, HRS Fasteners, Inc.
1980 Wyatt Pye, Jack Pye Sales
1981 Gene Petty, Dial Supply
1982 Jerry Dunsmore, Aircom Fasteners
1983 Tom Teegarden, T. J. Teegarden Co.
1984 Fran Jacoby, F. J. Sales, Inc.
1985 Ed Sostecke, Allied Bolt & Screw Co.
1986 Doug Zadow, Precision Southwest, Inc.
1987 Doug Paulson, Bell Fasteners Corp.
1988 Dan Conner, N-D Industries
1989 Hubert Kasner, Central Industrial Supply Co.
1990 Paula Sens, Advanced Components Inc.
1991 Robert Lomas, Sooner Bolt & Supply, Inc.
1992 John Laine, Laine Enterprises
1993 Will Rodriguez, Rainbow Fastener Corp.
1994 Kathy Malkemes, Fastener Sales Unlimited
1995 Vince Marcheschi, Rainbow Fastener Corp.
1996 John Hagen, MTL Industries
1997 Tim Malone, Walker Bolt Mfg. Corp.
1998 Scott Turner, DDI/Rainbow Fastener Co.
1999 Susan Davis, Fastener Sales Unlimited
2000 Robert Heydenreich, Ace Bolt & Screw Co.
2001 Mary Chambers, Isodyne Sales, Inc.
2002 David Wolfe, Waco Bolt & Nut Inc.
2003 Roger Parisher, Hodell-Natco Inc.
2004 Tim Ellis, Steelfast, Inc.
2005 Mary Jane Carr, Stelfast, inc.
2006 Jeff Owens, Tifco Industries
2007 Robert Coursey, Big D Bolt & Tool Co.
2008 Donnie Talbert, LTR Fastener & Supply
2009 Mike Bailey, Nucor Fastener
2010 Bobby Salome, El Paso Bolt & Screw Co.
2011 Susan Davis, Southwest Distributor Sales
2012 Don Carr, Porteous Fastener Co.
2013 Tom Stocking, Stelfast, Inc.
2014 Michael Rodriguez, The Fastener Connection
2015 Ron Garrett, SBS Industries
2016 Matt Flajnik, American Anchor Bolt
2017 Chris Bell, G.L. Huyett
2018 Mike Bailey, Nucor Fastener

Vice President: 
1975 Don DuBose, Smith Industries, Inc.
1976 Don Barnes, Barnes Bolt
1977 Steve Palmer, Delta Fastener Corp.
1978 Ray Robinson, HRS Fasteners, Inc.
1979 Mickey McClure, Capitol Bolt & Supply
1980 Darwin James, Sooner Bolt & Supply
1981 Gene Hunt, The Nut Place
1982 Dub Reagan, American Socket Mfg.
1983 Fran Jacoby, F. J. Sales, Inc.
1984 Joe Morrow, Waco Bolt & Nut, Inc.
1985 John McClure, Coastal Fastener Co.
1986 Johnnie Dierschke, Darling Bolt Co.
1987 Wayne Simmer, Des Moines Bolt Supply
1988 Terry Bastian, California Fasteners, Inc.
1988 Gordon Anderson, Brighton-Best Socket Screw
1989 Paula Sens, Advance Components, Inc.
1989 Rick Heydenreich, Ace Bolt & Screw Co.
1990 Fred Black, All-Spec Sales, Inc.
1991 John Laine, Laine Enterprises
1992 Doug Richey, Lohnhorn Bolt & Screw
1993 Doug Rolston, Soc Pro, Inc.
1994 Russell Wicks, Brighton-Best Socket Screw
1995 Frank Adams, Tifco Industries
1996 Terry Leek Barnhar, Bolt & Special Fasteners
1997 Monty Reagan, EZ Sockets, Inc.
1998 Susan Davis, Fastener Sales Unlimited
1999 Dick Slusser, Brighton-Best Socket Sales
2000 Wayne Lamb, Reynolds Fasteners
2001 David Wolfe, Waco Bolt & Nut, Inc.
2002 Robert Simpson, Partsmaster
2003 Tim Ellis, Steelfast Inc.
2004 Mary Jane Carr, Stelfast, Inc.
2005 Kim Wylie, Brighton-Best Socket Screw
2006 Tim Malone, Spring Bolt & Nut Mfg., Inc.
2007 Mike Best, Assembly Products & Sales, Inc.
2008 Mark Eich, Shamrock Bolt & Screw
2009 Bobby Salome, El Paso Bolt & Screw Co.
2010 Keith Slaton, Standard Fast. & Allstate Supply Co.
2011 Don Carr, Porteous Fastener Co.
2012 Tom Stocking, Stelfast, Inc.
2013 Michael Rodriguez, The Fastener Connection
2014 Bobby Salome, El Paso Bolt & Screw Co.
2015 Tyler Peart, HRS Logistics
2016 Tony Gross, Greenslade and Company
2017 Jason Looft, Winzer Corporation
2018 Craig McDaniel, ND Industries

Secretary:
1975 – 79 Loren Griswold, Grisco Bolt & Supply
1980 Don Holcomb, Joseph Fuller & Co.
1981 Joe Garnick, Best Bolt & Screw
1982 Fran Jacoby, F. J. Sales, Inc.

Secretary / Treasurer:
1983 Joe Garnick, Best Bolt & Screw
1984 – 85 Doug Zadow, Precision Southwest, Inc.
1986 Wayne Simmer, Des Moines Bolt & Supply Co.

Treasurer:
1975 - 76 Fred Teves, Tech Fastener Co.
1976 – 79 Bill Smith, Smith Industries, Inc.
1980 – 81 Johnny Ferrell, Homan Fasteners
1982 Joe Garnick, Best Bolt & Screw Co.
1987 Terry Bastian, California Fasteners, Inc.
1988 Hubert Kasner, Central Industrial Supply
1989 Fred Black, Sunwest Fasteners
1990 John Longyear, Metric & Multistandard Components
1991 Michael Allen, Allen Bolt & Screw Co.
1992 Mary Chambers, Lake Erie Screw Corp.
1993 – 94 Frank Adams, Tifco Industries
1995 George Mraz, Brighton-Best Socket Screw
1996 Joe Kratoville, Allmetric Fasteners, Inc.
1997 Myrna Tucker, American Anchor Bolt
1998 – 99 Robert Heydenreich, Ace Bolt & Screw Co.
2000 David Wolfe, Waco Bolt & Nut, Inc.
2001 Robert Simpson, Partsmaster, Inc.
2002 Roger Parisher, Hodell-Natco Inc.2003
2003 Tyler Peart, HRS Fasteners, Inc.
2004 - 06 Stephanie Sandrea, Elder Company, Inc.
2007 - 08 Rick Heydenreich, Ace Bolt & Screw Co.
2009 - 10 Mary Chambers, Assembly Products & Sales
2011 - 13 John Longyear, Metric & Multistandard Components
2014 Ron Garrett, SBS Industries
2015 Kris Palmer, Delta Fastener Corp.
2016 Jason Looft, Winzer Corporation
2017 Craig McDaniel, ND Industries
2018 Suzanna Cravens, Advance Components


Assistant Treasurer
2010 Susan Davis, Southwest Distributor Sales
2011 - 12 Mary Chambers, Assembly Products & Sales
2013 Bobby Salome, El Paso Bolt & Screw Co.
2014 Tyler Peart, HRS Logistics
2015 Tony Gross, Greenslade & Company
2016 Chris Bell, G.L. Huyett
2017 Suzanne Cravens, Advance Components
2018 Allison James, Stelfast Inc.

Executive Director:
1987 – 90 Joe Garnick 
1990 – 2000 Deborah Richey
2000 Kathy Malkemes 
2000 Margaret Mundine
2000 – 2001 Kathy Malkemes 
2001 – present John Elsner

Lifetime Honorary Member:
1991 Joe Garnick