STAFDA Names 2013 Officers

Rick Lamb is 2013 STAFDA President; Rod Gowett becomes vice president.

Rick Lamb, Frank’s Supply Co., Albuquerque, NM, 2013 STAFDA President.
Rod Gowett, Bay Tool & Supply, Milpitas, CA, is STAFDA's 2013 Vice President.

Members of the Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA) elected Rick Lamb, Frank’s Supply Co., Albuquerque, NM, President for 2013 during its 36th Annual Convention & Trade Show in Orlando, FL. Frank’s sells, rents, and services professional-grade tooling, equipment, and supplies. Frank’s Supply has been a STAFDA member since 1978.

Rod Gowett, Bay Tool & Supply, Milpitas, CA, was elected STAFDA Vice President. Gowett founded Bay Tool in 1992 catering to electrical and plumbing contractors. Bay Tool joined STAFDA in 1994.

Three new directors also were elected:

  • Terry Earle, Fort Worth Bolt & Tool Co., Fort Worth, TX (Region 4);
  • Keith Turtenwald, Lincoln Contractors Supply, West Allis, WI (Region 5); and
  • Michael Thuringer, Bierschbach Equipment & Supply, Sioux Falls, SD (Region 6).

Their three-year terms began immediately after the Orlando Convention.

New appointments to STAFDA’s Liaison Committees were also announced at the Convention. Committee members serve a three-year term.

Manufacturer Liaison Committee members are:

  • Jared Carter, Wolf Peak International, Layton, UT;
  • Rocky Eggeman, Saint- Gobain Abrasives, Inc./Norton, Mission Viejo, CA; and
  • Tom Northcott, Rockwell, Charlotte, NC.

New Rep Liaison Committee members include:

  • Ray Geiger, PG Tool Sales Agency, Woodbury, NJ, and
  • Craig Johnson, Johnson Brothers & Associates, Shawnee, KS.

Elections are held every fall with results announced at the Annual Convention. For more information or photos, contact Catherine Usher, STAFDA Member Services Director, at 800/352-2981 or Learn more at