Who is Falcon Fastening Solutions, Inc.?

Falcon Fastening Solutions, Inc. is an industrial distributor of fasteners and other Class C production components as well as a vendor managed inventory (VMI) service provider for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Founded in 1979 in Charlotte, NC as Falcon Metal Corporation, the company changed its name in 2014 to Falcon Fastening Solutions.

Today, Falcon Fastening Solutions has full-service distribution centers in Charlotte, NC and Louisville, Kentucky as well as onsite branch locations in client plants in North and South Carolina.

The Falcon Way

Falcon Fastening Solutions will be a leader in the 21st Century by effectively serving the interests of its 4 main “stakeholders” in a win-win manner:

  1. CUSTOMERS by continually striving to reduce Total Procurement Cost of OEM manufacturers and providing prompt, accurate, and timely service to all customers.
  2. SUPPLIERS by developing “partnerships” with key suppliers while treating all other suppliers in a fair and consistent manner in awarding business.
  3. FALCON STAFF by providing opportunity for economic and professional growth consistent with the success of the business while fostering an environment that promotes teamwork.
  4. OWNERSHIP by providing an acceptable ROI and growth in the value of the business.

The needs of each of these groups must be met on a balanced basis to yield the best overall results for all.

  • Teamwork: Place team goals ahead of personal goals
  • Honest/Ethical: Do not compromise principles
  • Open Communications: Share information, be inquisitive, provide suggestions
  • Continuous Improvement: Challenge the status quo to get better
  • Personal Accountability and Responsibility: Outside events can affect us but we control our own destiny
Falcon customers experienced zero production downtime in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 due to stock-out on the parts managed by Falcon Fastening Solutions.

Our Core Competencies

Supply Chain Risk Reduction 90
Strong Supplier Relationships 85
Inventory Management to enable Zero Production Downtime 100
Responsiveness 95

Meet Our Executive Team

Giovanni Cespedes
Giovanni CespedesPresident & Owner
Giovanni joined Falcon in 2008, purchasing Falcon from Don Nowak in 2018. Giovanni has a background in IT and has used this skill-set to support his key objectives in managing and improving the company’s operational objectives including customer cost reduction and improved productivity. Giovanni currently serves on the National Fastener Distributor Association (NFDA) board of directors.
Tom Robinson
Tom RobinsonOperations Manager
Tom brings more than 30 years of experience in the fastener industry, beginning his career at Falcon in 1984. Tom has been an integral component to the ongoing success and growth of Falcon.
Don Nowak
Don NowakBusiness Advisor
As former President and Owner of Falcon, Don has been involved in industrial fastener distribution for over 40 years and considers customer support his primary responsibility. He has been actively involved in numerous trade associations over his career including serving on the board of the NFDA, CBNSA and SEFA. Don often visits prospects and customers in North and South Carolina, Kentucky and the surrounding areas.
Aaron Lyles
Aaron LylesMarketing Director
Aaron joined Falcon in 2017, bringing over 15 years of manufacturing and production IT experience with him. Over the years he’s spearheaded countless continuous improvement initiatives including the development of proprietary cross-functional MRO management information systems. He’s passionate about information systems and continuous improvement. Aaron is responsible for directing brand communication and educational initiatives in the areas of lean manufacturing, continuous improvement, supply chain management, and inventory replenishment.
Mike Broome
Mike BroomeQC & Strategic Purchasing Manager
Mike joined Falcon in 1997. In his role as QC Manager, Mike is responsible for the quality management system and maintaining regulatory compliance with ISO 9001:2015. As Strategic Purchasing Manager, Mike develops, manages and evaluates Falcon’s overseas supply base. He holds certifications in Six Sigma (Greenbelt), Lean Principles and Lean Management.
Mark Graney
Mark GraneyController
Mark joined Falcon in 2014 as the company Controller. Since joining Falcon, Mark has assisted the company in formulating and standardizing reporting processes around cash and cash forecasting, budgeting, month end processing and reporting, and monthly reconciliation reporting.