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SAF Adds Two New Team Members, Introduces Contract Management Group

New Hires Bring Leadership, Deep Industry Experience to Full-Service Metals Company

Publish Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2022

ATLANTA, GA (October 26, 2022) SAF, a global metals distributor, fabricator, and finisher is pleased to announce the addition of two new team members. The additions include a senior project manager to lead the organization’s newly established contract management group, as well as a new production manager.

Mark Distler joins SAF as senior project manager of the new contract management group. Distler brings 35 years of industry experience to his role, including a prior stint at SAF in the early 2000s, and most recently as project manager at Flower City Glass. In his new role, Distler will be responsible for estimating, selling, and managing larger, in-depth projects for SAF’s contract management group.

SAF’s contract management group manages more extensive and complex projects for the organization. Architectural drawings and specifications sent by customers will be handled by this group for takeoffs (project materials cost assessment) and quote delivery. The contract management group is then responsible for directing the fabrication process through the appropriate SAF branch. SAF established the contract management group in the summer of 2022.

Michelle Perkins joins SAF as a production manager of its Winston, GA, plant. Perkins’ core responsibilities consist of overseeing day-to-day operations of fabrication and finishing, including employee safety, product quality, on-time delivery, productivity, inventory, scheduling, employee development, and staffing. Perkins was most recently production manager for a ceramics manufacturer, and formerly held roles as a lean engineer and project manager. Perkins also owned and operated her own business for 10 years.

“Mark and Michelle are two key additions that strengthen our team here at SAF,” said John McClatchey, vice president of sales and marketing at SAF. “The experience they bring to the team, along with their leadership skills, sets us up for success. With Mark, Michelle, and the rest of our team, we are in a good place to continue driving business efforts forward and satisfying customer demand.”

About SAF:

For more than 75 years, SAF has served as one of the nation’s most complete resources for metals distribution, finishing, and fabrication. SAF is a mill-direct aluminum buyer, an approved fabricator for major aluminum composite panel (ACM) manufacturers, and a mill-direct buyer of aluminum coil and extrusions. In addition to providing custom fabrication, painting, and anodizing, SAF Fabrication engineers aluminum, panel, and column systems for commercial building projects worldwide. For more information, visit