Jay Queenin is the new president of the National Fastener Distributors Association and Kevin Reidl is vice president. Vickie Lester was named executive director of the NFDA.
As a student Queenin worked summers at Specialty Bolt & Screw Inc. and then went to law school. He became a prosecutor in the Massachusetts Attorney General's office. He joined the family fastener business six years ago and is now COO.
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Queenin reported that the NFDA has 89 distributor members and 58 associate members totaling 147.
Reidl works for Hodell-Natco Industries.
Lester continues as the Pacific-West Fastener Association executive director.
Lester is the seventh leader in NFDA's 44-year history.
Lester started her association management company in 1986, with the Western Association of Fastener Distributors as her first client. Later that year she added the Los Angeles Fastener Association. In 2009 those two associations combined to form Pac-West.
"As the new executive director of NFDA, Vickie will assist the board in providing our members with exciting new professional development opportunities, networking experiences and a national policy voice," Queenin told GlobalFastenerNews.com. "In addition we believe that Vickie is uniquely positioned in the fastener industry to advance the NFDA's strategic vision of coordinating more closely with other fastener associations."
The next NFDA meeting is being scheduled for November 2012 in Arizona.
The new NFDA address is: 10842 Noel St. #107, Los Alamitos, CA 90702. Tel: 714 484-4747. Web: NFDA-fastener.org