Back in 2014, the Fastener Industry Coalition (FIC) in cooperation with the Young Fastener Professionals, sponsored a program recognizing individuals from the fastener industry who were 30 years of age or younger. The program was held for two years. Below is a description of the program and a list of the 60 Young Fastener Professionals recognized through that program.
Recently, I sat in on a panel discussion held by the YFP that dealt with the topic of attracting and retaining young talent in our industry. I would be curious to hear updates on any of those chosen to be recognized? Still with the same company? Still in the Fastener Industry. Here is the info from 2014 & 2015:
The Fastener Industry Coalition (FIC) in cooperation with the newly formed association, Young Fastener Professionals (YFP), sponsored an initiative to identify 30 individuals 30 years of age or younger who have made a significant impact within their companies and/or the fastener industry . Termed 30 Under 30, this recognition program was open to any fastener industry professional 30 years old or younger. Candidates were nominated by members of the fastener community, and a short essay was part of the selection process.
30 Under 30 Class of 2014 includes:
Josh Ballard, Sems & Specials
John Medcalf, Field Fastener
Julie Clarke, BHJ Bay City Screw & Bolt
TJ Munson, International Fasteners
Shelby Cunningham, Hudson Fasteners, Inc.
Mark Meyers, Komar Screw
Kristen Kessler, Solution Industries
Landon Nye, LISI Aerospace
Cory Facemire, NSK Industries
Melissa Patel, Field Fastener
Alexandra Giangrade, Nylok
Christopher Rider, Stelfast, Inc.
Andy Graham, National Threaded Fasteners
Aaron Shushan, Specialty Sales Reps
Angelo Gramulgia, Jergens
John Sundstrom, Sems & Specials
Mark Hundley, Unytite, Inc.
Colin Tansey, Specialty Bolt
Allison James, Stelfast, Inc.
Andrew Urhausen, All American Systems
Christopher Jeznach, SPIROL
Jeffrey Von Fossen, Penn Engineering
Miguel Jones, Divspec (Edwards & West)
Bryan Wheeler, Star Stainless Screw Co.
Jordan Lohrens, Trinity Logistics
Dustin Windsor, Solution Industries
Mathew Lomando, Bel-Metric
Adam Wong, Bisco Industries
Patricia Lomando, Bel-Metric
Caleb Zehnder, Trinity Logistics
Class of 2015 includes:
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