Fastener Professional of the Year

Created in 2017, the NFDA Fastener Professional of the Year award recognizes individuals who make
exceptional contributions to their companies and to the fastener industry. The inaugural award was
presented to Robbie Gilchrist of Capital Marketing (High Point, North Carolina), and the 2018 award
recipient is Jim Ruetz of AIS (Franksville, Wisconsin).

Membership in NFDA is not a requirement to be selected for the Fastener Professional of the Year
award. Self-nominations are acceptable, or nominations can be submitted by others.

The deadline to submit nominations for the 2019 award is February 28, 2019. The award will be
presented at the NFDA Annual Meeting, June 10-11, 2019 at the Hilton Netherland Plaza Hotel in
Cincinnati, Ohio.

The nomination form can be found here.

Past Recipients
Robbie Gilchrist
Capital Marketing
High Point, North Carolina

James Ruetz
Franksville, Ohio