The pursuit of excellence starts at the top.

Becoming a global leader in Inventory Management programs and C-Class components distribution takes vision. Active Screw & Fastener has brought together the most knowledgeable and experienced personnel you’ll ever have the pleasure of working with. We all share the same vision. We work together to ensure that our customers succeed.

They’re just a nice bunch of people. Helpful. Smart. They have certainly made my life easier.

Joe Viola, Sourcing Manager,
Norton Door Controls, customer over 10 years.


Simon J. Blattner (Buddy) In July 2003, Simon "Buddy" Blattner joined Active Screw & Fastener as President. On December 1, 2005, he also added the responsibilities as CEO. Buddy is a founding member of the Board of Directors and serves as the Treasurer and Chair of the Governance Committee of the Chicago based Pediatric AIDS Prevention Initiative, whose mission is to eradicate pediatric AIDS in Chicago within five years. Buddy serves as a Managing Director for SF Bay Limited, an investment partnership based in San Francisco, CA.

Buddy received his MBA in Finance from DePaul University and his BA from the University of California, Los Angeles. He lives with his wife in Glenview, IL and Tucson, AZ.


Michael Sarnicki (Mike) In May 2010 Mike Sarnicki joined Active Screw & Fastener as Vice President, Sales. He has over 20 years of sales and management experience in the fastener industry. His last position was Branch Operations Manager for Supply Technologies where he was responsible for sales, profit & loss and overall operations of the Minneapolis, Minnesota branch which generated annual revenues in excess of $50 million. Prior to that position, Mike was General Sales Manager at Supply Technologies and managed all outside sales for 5 western states branches which generated annual revenues in excess of $100 million.

Prior to joining Active, Mike held several positions at Supply Technologies and Distribution Dynamics Incorporated.  These positions included Vice President of Sales, Vice President of Purchasing, Branch Manager and Account Manager.

During the 1980’s Mike worked as a Manufacturer’s Representative for Lewis Screw, Champion Screw and Southern Screw. In 1988 Mike was named Southern Screw’s “Salesman of the Year”.

Mike graduated from the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul Minnesota with a B.A. degree in Economics and Business Administration. Mike has 2 grown sons (Nick and Tony) and lives with his wife (Paula) in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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