Executive Director, Nancy Rich to Retire from Mid-West Fastener Association
Lake Zurich, IL, Monday, February 6, 2023 – After an unprecedented forty years of service, working devotedly as the Executive Director for the Mid-West Fastener Association, Nancy Rich, a resident of Lake Zurich, IL is set to retire at the end of 2023.
Nancy joined the Chicago Bolt, Nut & Screw Association (CBNSA), precursor to the Mid-West Fastener Association in 1984, after a few years’ of dedicated service with Cronin Fasteners. During her time with the Mid-West Fastener Association, Nancy’s contributions were incredible and vast. She helped to break the gender barrier, pioneering women to stay involved and remain active in a male dominated industry. Nancy pushed our board of directors to remain diligent on what mattered most, education; spawning the associations mission statement “Where education is a Priority”. She was instrumental in bringing together various industry associations to get the Fastener Quality Act accepted in DC, which Congress ultimately passed and signed into law. Nancy led and guided our board to raise and distribute more than $1,000,000 to fastener members and their families, orchestrating the largest scholarship program our industry knows today. Not to mention, she also runs one of the largest golf outings our industry has seen. Nancy has been a calming voice, a mentor, an influencer and a motivator to thirty-one past presidents. A 2021 MWFA and IFE Hall of Fame inductee, Nancy not only is irreplaceable, but will be sorely missed by all.
From Jake Davis, current MWFA Board President: “Nancy’s dedication and service to the Mid-West Fastener Association has been remarkable. Nancy, you have been the rock of the MWFA. You have allowed so many of us to stand on your shoulders, as you do EVERYTHING on behalf of the board. We will miss your smile, your warm embrace and your tenacity when those board meetings tend to get out of hand. Best wishes and good luck!”
About the Mid-West Fastener Association
The MWFA’s purpose is to serve and promote the fastener industry and the ever changing needs of its membership. Specifically, the MWFA is dedicated to representing all segments of the industry: manufacturers, distributors, importers and suppliers to the industry.