Annual Awards Given Jointly by Young Fastener Professionals (YFP) and Fastener Industry Coalition (FIC)
AGAWAM, Mass., October 2015 – Tim Irwin and Chris Mader of OMG, Inc., have been named in the annual fastener 30 Under 30 Awards given jointly by Young Fastener Professionals (YPF) and the Fastener Industry Coalition (FIC). The announcement was made today by Hubert McGovern, president of OMG, Inc.
“To be recognized by this prestigious group is certainly a high honor for these two outstanding individuals, and also for OMG,” said McGovern. “We are very proud of their accomplishments and for this great industry recognition.”
The 30 Under 30 Awards are given annually to young industry professionals who are making a difference in the fastener industry. Ideal candidates are natural-born leaders who are driven, motivated and passionate about their jobs and the future of the fastener industry. Individual nominations are selected based on several criteria including their contribution to measurable results in the form of cost savings, sales increases, and design efficiency increases.
Tim is a product manager with FastenMaster, where he is responsible for the LOKLine of structural wood fasteners. He was cited for his team leadership as well as significant contributions he has made on the success of the FlatLOK, ThruLOK and the FastenMaster business as a whole. In his role as product manager, Tim has been able to significantly impact sales revenue and profits and has demonstrated a keen ability to drive product development based on end-user needs.
Chris Mader is a codes/approvals support engineer for OMG’s Roofing Products division. In his role, Chris is responsible for helping to evaluate new products, as well as for developing and maintaining technical product specifications, maintaining code approvals and keeping abreast of technical changes and advancements in the commercial roofing industry. He has been instrumental in helping OMG to understand critical compliance standards and requirements for products sold in various international markets and for his work with products designed to secure solar PV racking systems to commercial roofs.
Established in the 1980s, the Fastener Industry Coalition (FIC) is an association made up of regional and national fastener associations concerned with the distribution, manufacture and importation of fasteners as well as services to the fastener industry. Besides all of the regional fastener associations, its members include three national associations and a training institute.
The Young Fastener Professionals (YFP) seeks to empower the next generation of fastener professionals and their companies through education, collaboration and networking. The winners from this year’s 30 Under 30 Awards will be recognized at the National Fastener Industrial & Mill Supply Expo in Las Vegas, October 21, 2015.
Headquartered in Agawam, Mass., OMG, Inc. is North America’s largest manufacturer of specialty fasteners and products for commercial and residential construction applications. The company operates two business units: OMG Roofing Products and FastenMaster. OMG is a subsidiary of Handy & Harman Group, Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Handy & Harman Ltd.
NOTE TO EDITORS: Tim Irwin currently resides in in Westfield, Mass. Chris Mader currently resides in Agawam, Mass.