Baron Yarborough - Interim Executive Director

     Baron Wayne Yarborough is a third generation fastener professional holding a B.B.A. in Management from Texas Wesleyan University. After graduating in 2013, Baron took on a business development position at a data and analytics company and was quickly moved into the role of training and managing the inside sales department. In 2014, Baron started a hands on training program at Spring Bolt and Nut Manufacturing working under the Operations Manager/Owner. During this 4 month period Baron operated CNCs, manual lathes, and forging presses. After acquiring a base knowledge of Spring Bolt’s manufacturing process Baron went on to be trained and mentored by the President of the company Tim Malone. During this time, Baron gained understanding of the mechanical and chemical properties within fasteners, and the testing required for the different specifications and grades. Now besides managing sales and marketing for Spring Bolt an Nut Manufacturing, Baron has become very involved in our industries associations 
     In 2017, Baron began managing Young Fastener Professionals. During his tenure Baron oversaw the development of of many programs and acted as the face of millennial retention speaking at all major fastener industry events. In 2019, Baron oversaw the merger of the YFP and National Fastener Distributors Association, to insure the YFP could continue to be ran by young people but could be shielded from the problems that occur with having continuous turnover. These acts were enough for the industry to award him with the 2019 Young Fastener Professional of The Year Award. 
     Now Baron's focus is on making the Southwestern Fastener Association the best fastener association it can be. He has been working hard with the Board of Directors to ensure there are events for everyone in the fastener industry in 2022. Some of the events include, Happy Hours in Dallas, Houston, Baton Rouge, and Tulsa, Golf Outing on March 29th, Sporting Clay Tournament on April 14th, and Distributor Appreciation Dinner, FREE to all distributors, also on April 14th. Not to mention our Southern Fastener Conference and Expo September 28th through October 1st.
If you have input, criticism, or idea for the SFA please give him a call or email. [email protected] (817)896-3315