Steve Wilson participating on panel at NEFDA

Originally Posted April 2013

New England Fastener Distributor Association Top Show 2013

Werner, Wilson & Swain to Offer Tips to Fastener Buyers

As "How to Buy Fasteners" panelists, Ed Werner, Steven Wilson, and Doug Swain will offer tips to purchasers for distributors during the New England Fastener  Distributors Association (NEFDA). The 4th NEFDA biennial Table Top Show was April 30, 2013, in Sturbridge, MA.

Steven Wilson, Chairman of Crescent Manufacturing since 2005, earned an MBA at Harvard Business School and has held numerous executive positions. His fastener roles include Group Director of Barnes Group's Associated Spring worldwide sales and marketing; Division President for Trans Technology Corporations; and Operations Manager of the Palnut Fasteners division of TRW.


How to Buy Fasteners by Steve Wilson


Werner, President of E Z Sockets, Inc, started in the fastener industry in 1974 with Hunter Stevens Co./Div of MSL Industries, based in lower Manhattan. While commuting by subway, he studied the IFI Standards text. Hunter Stevens sent Werner to open an Atlanta branch and market the Southeastern U.S. in 1978. Werner and his wife, Mildred Werner and industry veteran Izzy Mintz, opened E Z Sockets in Springfield, NJ. HE has been the President of the Metropolitan Distributor Association and in NIFS Hall of Fame.

Doug Swain is the Vice President of Operations at Atlantic Fasteners. Swain started in the Atlantic warehouse in 1982 and his subsequent roles included warehouse manager, A/P clerk and expeditor; purchasing; materials manager; and inside sales.

John Wolz, Editor and Publisher of will moderate the panel. The "How to Buy Fasteners" program is part of a series of panels sponsored by in conjunction with regional fastener association events.


Check out the "How to Buy Fasteners" presentation by Steve Wilson or call 860-673-4591 for more info.

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