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2014 FIN – McIlhon To Be 5th Family Leader of NFDA

February 20
00:00 2015


Matt Ulrich, Ed McIlhon and Casey McIlhon (courtesy Assembled Products)

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Matt Ulrich, Ed McIlhon and Casey McIlhon (courtesy Assembled Products)

2014 FIN – At its recent meeting in New Orleans, the National Fastener Distributors Association named Casey McIlhon of Assembled Products as vice president, putting him in line to become the fifth NFDA president from the McIlhon family.

Four family members have been NFDA president: his grandfather Dan McIlhon, who helped found the NFDA and led the association from 1968-70; his father Ed McIlhon, NFDA president from 1994-95; his uncle Joe McIlhon, who led the NFDA from 1999-2000; and brother-in-law Matt Ulrich, who served as NFDA president from 2011-12.

Casey McIlhon is third generation in the fastener industry. He started with the family company, Iowa Industrial Products, in high school, when he began kegging fasteners.  After college he worked in outside sales. IIP was sold to Bossard in 1999.

In 2005 McIlhon started his own fastener rep agency, Chicago-based McIlhon & Associates. In early 2013 McIlhon closed his agency to join Assembled Products Inc. as executive VP of sales.

Assembled Products grew out of the McIlhon family’s Iowa Industrial Products distributorship, which was founded in 1960 by Dan McIlhon.

Casey’s father, Ed McIlhon, the 1994-95 president of the NFDA, acquired the kits and bundling unit from Bossard in 2005 to form Assembled Products.

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