The Industrial Fasteners Institute (IFI) has elected Mr. David Monti, Fall River Manufacturing Co., Inc. as Chairpman of the Institute’s Board of Directors, and Mr. Steve Paddock, Bollhoff, Inc. as Vice Chairman of the Board for 2012-2013.
Mr. Monti is Vice President & General Manager of Fall River’s plant located in Fall River, MA. He has been a Board Member of the IFI for three years and recently served as Associate Chairman of the NFDA. Mr. Paddock is President of Bollhoff’s operations in the USA and has served as Chairman of IFI’s Automotive Division.
New Board members are J.J. McCoy of Nucor Fastener and Nilo Urbani of Nylok for the Industrial Products Division, Pat Wells of The Young Engineers for the Aerospace Division, and David Lomasney of MacLean-Fogg for the Automotive Division. Also elected as Division Officers were: Brad Tinney, Birmingham Fastener, Inc., Chairman, Division I; Donnie Autry, MacLean-ESNA, Chairman, Division II; Jason Surber, ATF, Inc., Chairman, Division III.
The Industrial Fasteners Institute is headquartered in Independence, Ohio, co-located with the Precision Metalforming Association and the National Tooling and Machining Association, and is the association of the leading North American manufacturers of bolts, nuts, screws, rivets, pins, washers, and a myriad of custom formed parts. Suppliers of materials, machinery, equipment and engineered services are Associate Members of the Institute. IFI membership consists of 73 Company Members with 25 subsidiaries and 34 Associate Members. It has four active Divisions, Industrial Products, Aerospace, Automotive, and the Associate Suppliers’ Division. IFI is active in the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Metalworking Manufacturing Coalition (MMC) and Fastener Industry Coalition (FIC). IFI has sister associations in 13 European countries, Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, China and New Zealand; is active in a broad range of technical organizations; and plays a leadership role in industry government affairs in Washington, D.C.
For 80 years, IFI’s fastener manufacturing member companies have combined their skills and knowledge to advance the technology and application engineering of fasteners and formed parts through planned programs of research and education. Users of fasteners and formed parts in all industries benefit from the continuing design, manufacturing, and application advances made by the Industrial Fasteners Institute Membership.