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  2024  
   
  02/06 Congratulations to Bill King, Technical Sales Manager from BBI-Dallas as our February’s High Five Award Winner. This new added feature will allow customers to view their quotes and place orders with ease and access greater information. We are grateful for Bill’s contribution to making BBI even better. Please join us in congratulating Mr. King on this well-deserved recognition!
   
  01/09 The 2024 High Five January Award goes to Parveen Gangaloo from BBI-Chicago for coming up with improvements and innovative ways to continue our organizational path towards excellence. Congratulations Parveen! Thank you for helping make BBI the BEST.
   
  2023  
   
  12/27 Brighton-Best International is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Smith to the position of Vice President of International Sales. Pete’s many years of fastener experience, product knowledge, energy and enthusiasm play a key role in the BBI growth. BBI looks forward to his continued success. Please join us in welcoming Peter in his new role at psmith@brightonbest.com.au

Brighton-Best International would also like to congratulate Troy Enders as he takes on a new role as General Manager for Australia. Troy’s experience and knowledge of Brighton-Best International has made him the right candidate for this position. Troy was previously the Sydney Sales manager for BBI. We appreciate Troy’s many years of service. You can contact Troy at tenders@brightonbest.com.au
   
  12/21 The Association of Latino Professionals For America (ALPHA) has selected Rosa E. Hearn (BBI Los Angeles) as one of the Latinas to Watch for the upcoming year!

The Latinas to Watch initiative is a curated list that celebrates and acknowledges 50 outstanding Latinas who exemplify unwavering dedication, commitment, and excellence in both their professional careers and within the ALPHA community. To view the list of 50 Latinas to Watch for the upcoming year click the link: ALPFA 2023 Latinas to Watch by ALPFA Inc. - Issuu
   
  12/05 Brighton-Best International would like to congratulate Erik Johansen from BBI-Chicago for taking the final exam and passing to become a Certified Fastener Specialist (CFS) from the Fastener Training Institute.

For more information on how you can become a Certified Fastener Specialist please visit www.fastenertraining.org
   
  12/04 Congratulations to Ben Hern from BBI-Dallas for being December’s High Five Award winner. The High Five Award recognizes Brighton-Best International (BBI) employees who come up with new game changing ideas across all BBI departments. Our employees are what makes BBI the BEST. Thank you Ben!
   
  11/20 Listen to back to back episodes featuring Rosa E. Hearn from BBI-Los Angeles on Fully Threaded Radio. Starting with the latest Episode #194 –Spheres of Confusion to discuss the NFDA Virtual Panel Program scheduled for November 30th (45.21) & Episode #193 – Haul of Fame about the exciting new partnership with Parker Fasteners (1:33:29 ) only on www.fullythreadedradio.com
   
  11/17 The board and its members of the National Fastener Distributor Association (NFDA) has nominated and elected Steve Andrasik, Vice President of Sales from Brighton-Best International for it’s 2023-2024 Board of Directors as Associate Director. To learn more about the NFDA and their events visit www.nfda-fastener.org
   
  11/15 Brighton-Best International is beyond thrilled to announce that Ellie Shaw, daughter of Colin Shaw, Product Manager from BBI-Denver was awarded the Clarcorp International Scholarship, by the Mid-West Fastener Association (MWFA). This scholarship will help cover tuition and fees at Metro State University, where Ellie will be pursuing her dream of becoming a mechanical engineer. Ellie is also excited to share that she will be joining the Metro State Mustangs as a cross country and track & field athlete. “Running has always been my passion and I can’t wait to compete at the collegiate level with my new teammates and coaches. I am looking forward to challenging myself and representing my school with pride. I am also grateful to MWFA for this scholarship that recognizes academic excellence, leadership potential, and community involvement and to everyone who has supported me along the way.”

BBI wishes Ms. Shaw all the best in her future endeavors. Go Mustangs! For more information or to apply for the 2024 scholarship please visit www.mwfa.net
   
  11/06 BBI would like to announce the appointment of Gary Schottlander from BBI-New Jersey as the new group manager for DPA (Distributor Partnership of America.) Gary's added new role will assist in the day-to-day management of the group. We are excited to see what Gary and BBI bring to its members moving forward. DPA members may reach out to Gary Schottlander at gschottlander@brightonbest.com
   
  11/01 BBI would like to take a moment to express our sincere appreciation and congratulations to Steve Landeros, warehouse associate from BBI-Chicago for being November’s High Five Award Winner. Steve improved a procedure for our warehouse and operational departments making Brighton-Best even better. Thank you Steve!
   
  10/17 Brighton-Best International and Parker Fasteners have announced the formation of a strategic partnership at the International Fastener Expo (IFE) Show in Las Vegas, NV starting in 2024. The partnership is expected to support distributor companies to expand their reach and increase their revenue and product offering of domestic stainless steel products. Parker Fasteners, a manufacture with a strong foothold in the domestic market, has been operational for over a decade and has earned a reputation for being customer-centric. Brighton-Best International has been operational for nearly 100 years and is known for its commitment to socket products and national high levels of stock. For more information click here for the press release.
   
  10/02 Congratulations Miguel Serrano of BBI-Los Angeles for being our October High Five Award winner. The “High Five” award recognizes Brighton-Best International (BBI) employees who come up with new and innovative ways to continue our organizational path towards excellence. BBI is fortunate to have TEAM members like Miguel who put forth a great idea to help our account managers this month.
   
  09/19 Congratulations to George Martinez, Regional Manager of Brighton-Best International (Los Angeles) for being re-elected as the Pacific-Western Fastener Association’s vice president 2023/2024 term.
   
  09/06 Brighton-Best International is pleased to announce the appointment of Rex Crawford to the position of Southeast Regional Manager.

Rex’s many years of fastener experience, product knowledge and customer service will be the “hallmark” of his tenure. Rex looks forward to working with his team and wants to continue the tradition of great customer service. Please join us in welcoming Rex in his new role. You can contact Rex at rcrawford@brightonbest.com.

Brighton-Best International would like to congratulate Al Tooke as he takes on a new role as Proferred Sales Manager. Al’s experience and knowledge of the Proferred product line made him the right candidate for this position.

Al was previously both a branch and regional manager for BBI. We appreciate Al’s years of service and look forward to the addition of Al to our Proferred team. You can contact Al at atooke@brightonbest.com
   
  09/05 BBI would like to congratulate George Hunt III, Mid-West Regional Manager of Brighton-Best International for being inducted into the Fastener Hall of Fame. George is a 2023 Hall of Fame Award Winner courtesy of International Fastener Expo (IFE) and The Fastener Coalition (FIC). A special recognition award ceremony will take place on the show floor in the sessions corner at IFE on Tuesday, October 10th.
   
  09/01 BBI would like to congratulate Alaina Piliero, Account Manager from BBI-New Jersey on receiving September’s High Five Award. Alaina proposed a modern solution to help achieve BBI’s long-term objectives to help all departments. Our employees are what makes BBI the BEST.
   
  08/31 The Metropolitan Fastener Distributor Association Inc. re-elected Michael White as President of MFDA until 2025. Mike is the Regional Manager for Brighton-Best International and has worked in the Northeast Region for 15 years. We wish Mike and the MFDA board continued success. For more information on MFDA or to volunteer please visit www.mfda.us.
   
  08/30 BBI is proud to announce the MFDA and board have established The Barbara Traum Memorial Scholarship Fund. Barb was a guiding light and chaired the MFDA scholarship for many years. Barbara worked at the BBI – New Jersey location as a manager for over 14 years.

The METROPOLITAN FASTENER DISTRIBUTORS ASSOCIATION INC announced the recipients of the 2023 Scholarship award winners. Brighton-Best International would like to congratulate Ashley Werblow, daughter of Edward Werblow of Fastbolt Corporation (an AFC Industries Company) for winning The Barbara Ann Traum Memorial Scholarship award. We wish Ashley the best in her future endeavors.

The MFDA annual scholarship drive is now open. Donations for the 2024 MFDA Scholarship drive are being accepted. Visit www.mfda.us/scholarships for more information or to donate!
   
  08/21 Listen to Frank Devito, Director of Mill & Secondary Operations at Brighton-Best International discuss the latest FDI numbers on the Fastener News Report with Mike McNulty (41:20) on Fully Threaded Podcast at fullythreaded.com.
   
  08/05 Congratulations BBI-New Zealand for winning the 2023 Best Stand Award by Trade Zone New Zealand.
   
  08/01 Congratulations Kimberly Gonzales of BBI-Chicago for being our August High Five Award winner. The “High Five” award acknowledges Brighton-Best International (BBI) employees whom come up with new and innovative ways to continue our organizational path towards excellence. BBI is fortunate to have TEAM members like Kim who put forth a great idea to help our warehouse teams this month.
   
  07/21 Listen to Fully Threaded Radio episode #190-For Shore at www.fullythreadedradio.com, featuring West Coast Regional Manager, George Martinez from BBI-Los Angeles as he previews the upcoming Pac-West Fall conference (18:36).
   
  07/07 The High Five Award recognizes Parveen Gangaloo from BBI-Chicago for coming up with new game changing ideas across all BBI departments. Our employees are what makes BBI the BEST.
   
  06/12 The High Five Award recognizes Linda Osiecki from BBI-Chicago for coming up with new game changing ideas across all BBI departments. Our employees are what makes BBI the BEST.
   
  06/07 Please join BBI in congratulating Nick Wheeler as the new NSW Sales Manager Brighton-Best International located in Sydney, Australia. With Over 15 years of experience in sales within a wholesale industrial/hardware environment, Nick proves he has the people skills and the experience to help our customers.

“From day one at BBI, I have been surrounded by a supportive environment that has allowed me to thrive both personally and professionally. With my new role, I am truly excited for the challenges and responsibilities that lie ahead. I am confident that the skills and expertise I have acquired, along with the continuous guidance and mentorship provided by BBI, will serve as a strong foundation for my future success. - Nick Wheeler, BBI-SDY” To reach Mr. Wheeler feel free to contact him at nwheeler@brightonbest.com.au
   
  06/01 BBI would like to announce Dan Jaram from BBI-Cleveland as the new group manager for Sphere1 Cooperative Group. Dan will assist in the day-to-day management of the groups.

For further insights
Sphere1 members may reach out to Dan Jaram at djaram@brightonbest.com
   
  05/22 Brighton-Best International would like to congratulate Nicole Sedgwick from BBI-Cleveland for taking the final exam and passing to become a Certified Fastener Specialist from the Fastener Training Institute.

For more information on how you can become a Certified Fastener Specialist please visit www.fastenertraining.org
   
  04/03 Congrulations Danielle Pawloski of BBI-Chicago for being our April High Five Award winner. The “High Five” award recognizes Brighton-Best International (BBI) employees whom come up with new and innovative ways to continue our organizational path towards excellence. BBI is fortunate to have TEAM members like Danielle who put forth a great idea to help our outside sales teams this month.
   
  03/28 Please join BBI in congratulating Amy D. Jones as the new Branch Manager at BBI-Nashville. Amy has been with Brighton-Best International since June of 2008. Amy’s achievements in customer service goes beyond the sales department. As a certified web help desk specialist from Tennessee Tech, Amy helps anyone navigate through the BBI system.

Outside of work, Amy is a licensed certified peer recovery specialist and is currently training to be an alcohol and drug counselor. Her experience in group facilitations and helping people with substance abuse disorder at a sober living facility in Nashville, proves she has the people skills and passion to help our customers.

To congratulate or reach Ms. Jones, please contact her at adjones@brightonbest.com
   
  03/17 Listen to Fully Threaded Radio episode #186--Like a Glove, featuring Jun Xu, BBI-President. Jun speaks to editor Mike McNulty from Fastener Technology International Magazine about the FDI on the Fastener New Report at www.fullythreadedradio.com, plus enter the Ironclad contest by listening to the podcast this month.
   
  03/07 Brighton-Best International is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Danielle Pawloski to Branch Manager, Chicago. Danielle has been with the organization for ten years. Danielle started her fastener career with BBI as a secretary in our Shelby Township Michigan facility. She quickly moved her way to sales as an account manager. Most recently, Danielle had been a Territory Sales Manager for the Michigan territory working closely with the North Coast Region.

Daniele brings a tremendous amount of experience and enthusiasm to the position. We are overjoyed to have Danielle as part of our Chicago TEAM.
   
  03/02 BBI would like to welcome and congratulate Mr. Bill King as the new Technical Sales Manager of Mill and Anchor divisions. Bill will be based out of the BBI-Dallas location and will support the US Mill & Rework-Sourcing dept. and U.S. Anchor product line. To reach Mr. King, please email bking@brightonbest.com
   
  03/01 Yvonne Martinez, Los Angeles Branch Manager has won BBI’s March High Five Award for her idea in efficiency. Congrulations Yvonne.
   
  02/02 The high five award is given to an employee to recognize their efforts in improving organizational goals. BBI would like to congratulate Mike White BBI-New Jersey for being February’s High five Award winner.
   
  01/06 Congratulations to Kerri Burkhard from Ironclad Performance Wear a division of Brighton-Best International, for being our first 2023 High Five Award winner at BBI! The High Five Award recognizes Brighton-Best International (BBI) employees who come up with new game changing ideas across all BBI departments. Our employees are what makes BBI the BEST.
   
  01/03 BBI/U.S. Anchor is pleased to announce that Scott Gibson, Proferred Global Sales and Product Director has now added U.S. Anchor Manager to his current role. Scott will Manage U.S. Anchor sales and certification efforts with our sales and product teams. He will also support customers on a global level and work with buying groups.
   
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  12/12 Brighton-Best International receives proclamation award from the Mayor, City Council and the citizens of Carson, California for our Safe to Cross program. Helping crossing guards in all their school districts.

For more information on our safe to cross program, please email safetocross@brightonbest.com
   
  11/18 The Mid-West Fastener Distributors Association (MWFA) recently held their annual scholarship dinner meeting recognizing this year’s scholarship recipients:

Congratulations to:

Sara Walsh, daughter of Bill Walsh, Product Manager of Brighton-Best Int’l. Miss Walsh is a second year civil engineering student at Villanova University. She hopes to pursue a career in structural engineering, focusing on the design and construction aspects. She is involved on campus as a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Special Olympics of Pennsylvania Inclusion Crew, and as an honors peer mentor.

Brianna Barile, daughter of Tony Barile, from BBI-Chicago. Miss Barile is a senior at Rolling Meadows High School. Brianna is interested in pursuing elementary education or possibly being a secondary English education teacher. She is thinking about attending Eastern Illinois University in the fall of 2023. She has been bowling for over 10 years and has been on the varsity team in high school for all four years of school with a high game of 278. Along with receiving this scholarship, she was also inducted into National Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society, and had the opportunity to sit in on a panel and meet Dr. Jill Biden.

For more information about MWFA and their scholarships, please visit: www.mwfa.net
   
  11/03 BBI-Montreal has moved from a 90,000 sqft facility into a 154,000 sqft building and BBI-Toronto has doubled its warehouse space to 164,000 sqft facility enhancing just-in-time deliveries into Canada. For more information please email montreal@brightonbest.com or toronto@brightonbest.com
   
  11/02 Rosa E. Hearn, Product Manager has now added Director of Public Relations and Initiatives to her current role. Ms. Hearn will oversee the BBI marketing department and company public relations and will be involved in producing product, sales and marketing initiatives for the organization.

Brighton-Best International would also like to congratulate Rosa for winning the 2022 Extraordinary Latina Connecting Community Award, courtesy of United Latinas. Ms. Hearn is currently based out of the BBI-LA office and can be reached at rhearn@brightonbest.com
   
  10/31 Brighton-Best International wins BEST GROUP at the annual Fastener News Desk 2022 Best Booth Awards at International Fastener Expo (IFE). For a list of winners please visit Best Booth Awards from IFE 2022 Announced (fastenernewsdesk.com)
   
  10/24 We are excited to announce the appointment of Mr. John Chong as the new Director of Re-pack of Operation.  Previously, John was the Packaging Manager of our West Coast location and will now take his extensive experience and knowledge to a National level. Please join us in congratulating Mr. John Chong in his new position.  If you would like to contact Mr. Chong, you may reach him at jchong@brightonbest.com
   
  10/21 BBI would like to welcome and congratulate Mr. Frank Devito as the new Director of Mill and Secondary Operations. Frank will be based out of the BBI-Cleveland location and will oversee the US Mill & Rework-Sourcing national team. To reach Mr. Devito, please email fdevito@brightonbest.com
   
  10/07 Congratulations to Brighton-Best International. Winner of the 2022 Supplier of the Year at NetPlus Alliance. For more information on NetPlus Alliance, please visit www.netplusalliance.com
   
  10/03 Please join BBI in congratulating Agustin Rodriguez as he takes on a new role as the new Regional Warehouse Manager at BBI-Sayreville. Agustin has 30+ years of warehouse experience (Heads/Threads, BBI and Vertex previously) and has been a stabilizing force during the Vertex transition. We look forward to a bright future out of both the Sayreville and Edison locations and trust Agustin to lead our team well into the future.
   
  09/14 Congratulations to George Martinez, Regional Manager of Brighton-Best International (Los Angeles) for being nominated and elected as the Pacific-Western Fastener Association’s vice president.
   
  09/09 Brighton-Best International would like to congratulate Rosa E Hearn from BBI-Los Angeles for being nominated for an award at United Latinas, recognizing her achievements and contributions to the Hispanic and school communities. Winners will be announced for the Extraordinary Latina Awards on September 28th. Please click here for more information.
   
  09/02 Brighton-Best International is pleased to announce the promotion of Mr. Alvaro Najera to warehouse manager for Carol Stream off-site facility in Illinois.
   
  09/01 Brighton-Best International helps safe guard our children by providing safety gear to our community crossing guards across America. Click here for the full press release.
   
  08/05 BBI Australia would like to announce the promotion of Ms. Lucie Rushton, as Regional States Manager at Brighton-Best International – Melbourne. Lucie has held several positions at BBI including Branch Manager. Please help us congratulate Ms. Rushton in her new role. Lucie may be reached at lrushton@brightonbest.com
   
  08/01 SEFA Scholarships $2,000
Madison Hunt, daughter of Tina and George Hunt III of Brighton-Best Int’l, was awarded a 2022 scholarship by the South East Fastener Association (SEFA). Madison is a high school senior planning to pursue her degree in Registered Nursing. She looks forward to giving back to her community and helping people. She wants to be someone that makes people feel comfortable and someone who makes a difference. For more information on SEFA scholarships, please visit www.thesefa.com
   
  07/29 Brighton-Best International is happy to announce that Nora Hluz, from BBI Los Angeles, has been promoted to Assistant Branch Manager. With 18 years of experience in the fastener industry, Nora’s hard work and attention to detail has made her an invaluable team member in the Sales Department. We are looking forward to her new role as the Assistant Branch Manager.
   
  07/28 Congratulations to Yvonne Martinez, from BBI Los Angeles, on her promotion to Branch Manager. Led by her many years of dedication and experience, Yvonne advanced from an entry-level position to Branch Manager. We are proud of her many accomplishments and look forward to the positive impact she will have in her new role.
   
  07/12 We are always proud to see one of our employees showcased for the difference they make in the industry. Now you can read about our very own Shelly-Ann Willets, Sales Manager for BBI UK, as she takes part in the latest Women in Fasteners feature with Torque Magazine. Check out the article here:https://issuu.com/stagpublications/docs/tor065_2022/30
   
  07/08 Congratulations to Doug Strauss, from BBI-Cleveland, for passing the exam to become a Certified Fastener Specialist (CFS) from the Fastener Training Institute.

For more information on how to become a Certified Fastener Specialist, please visit FTI at www.fastenertraining.org
   
  06/06 Congratulations to Bill Davis, from BBI Cleveland, on his promotion to the position of Regional Manager for the Central Region. Bill’s 20 years in the fastener industry will assist him in his roles as both Regional Manager and Weld Fastener Product Manager.

Bill is excited for this opportunity and looks forward to working with his team to develop the region as BBI continues to expand its capabilities.

Please join us in congratulating Bill in his new role.
   
  05/06 Congratulations to the entire Brighton-Best International Family for winning the Sphere1 award of Largest Percentage of Purchase Growth—Emerald level, last night at the annual meeting. The team that went had the honor of accepting the award on behalf of all the hardworking BBI employees that earned it. Great job BBI!
   
  04/26 Learn about the Importance of Testing Concrete Anchors, written by U.S. Anchor Product Manager, Jim Hahn, in the latest issue of Fastener Engineering Magazine. Read the article here.
   
  04/12 Brighton-Best International is excited to announce Jim Hahn (Product Manager for U.S. Anchor) has been featured in the Spring issue of Distributor's LINK Magazine. Click here to read Mr. Hahn’s article.
   
  03/31 Brighton-Best International, President Jun Xu joins newsman Mike McNulty to discuss the latest FDI and doing business in a climate of uncertainty, on the Fastener News Report on Episode #174 on www.fullythreaded.com
   
  02/15 BBI would like to announce the promotion of Bruce Wiggins to the role of warehouse Manager for the Houston branch. Bruce is going on his 17th year with BBI, and has held several positions including Assistant Manager. We are excited about the future of our Houston team and thank Bruce for taking on this new responsibility. Please help us in congratulating Bruce in his new role.
   
  02/10 BBI would like to congratulate Ms. Lucie Rushton, in BBI-Australia, for her promotion to Branch Manager at Brighton-Best International - Melbourne. Lucie brings extensive experience in customer solutions along with several years of experience with our company. If you would like to contact Ms. Rushton you may reach her at lrushton@brightonbest.com.au.
   
  02/03 We are excited to announce the appointment of Mr. Emilio Garcia as the new Territory Manager for the West Coast & Mexico Region. Emilio brings extensive experience to the field with his knowledge of quality assurance and fastener sales. Please join us in congratulating him. If you would like to contact Emilio, you may reach him at egarcia@brightonbest.com
   
  01/28 The Mid-West Fastener Distributors Association (MWFA) recently held their annual scholarship dinner meeting recognizing this year’s scholarship recipients.

Congratulations to:

$2,500 SWD INC. Scholarship
Madison Hunt, daughter of Tina and George Hunt III of Brighton-Best Int’l. Madison is a high school senior planning to pursue her degree in Registered Nursing. She looks forward to giving back to her community and helping people. She wants to be someone that makes people feel comfortable, and someone who makes a difference.

$4,000 Brighton-Best International Scholarship
Joshua Church, grandson of Barbara Newman of Brighton-Best Int’l. Joshua is a high school senior planning to pursue Nursing in college. A recent surgery experience helped him realize that he wanted to be a nurse who keeps patients calm and knowledgeable of what is to come. He strives to always keep his values in mind.
 
  01/14 Kimberly Arnold, Branch Manager of Brighton-Best International Cleveland has been nominated and elected Secretary of the 2022 executive board of Women in the Fastener Industry (WIFI). For more information about WIFI please visit: www.fastenerwomen.com.
   

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