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I knew right from the start that API was going to be different.  Our core values of relationships, responsiveness, flexibility, love - they are what define us.  A live voice will always answer our phone by the third ring,  such a simple thing, but so telling.  Our commercial team responds to requests in minutes, not hours or days.  All the time.  We treat everyone like family and I love it.  Makes me proud to lead such an awesome team who all embrace who we are.

Casey's Story

Casey McIlhon is a third generation nuts and bolts guy.   Following in his father’s footsteps, Casey jumped into the fastener industry at the age of 13 doing inventory for Iowa Industrial Products.  He soaked up as much as he could about the logistics of the warehouse before moving to the inside sales arena.  He took his first position on the sales side with Bossard Metrics and his success earned him the Director of Sales position. 

After 12 years with Bossard Metrics, Casey caught some of his grandfather’s entrepreneurial spirit and launched his own sales agency, McIlhon & Associates, Inc.  He represented industry leaders including GL Huyett, Big Bolt and Bossard Metrics.  His industry knowledge and customer-centric business model made him a perfect fit to provide sales representation to Assembled Products.  Casey covered the mid-west territory for API and played an integral role in building the company to its current success.  In 2012, Casey accepted a leadership position at API and served as the Executive Vice President of Sales. After Ed's passing in 2022, Casey stepped into the role of Co-President and CEO. Keeping API active in the National Fastener Distributor Association’s community, Casey served as both Vice President and President of the organization.

Casey graduated from the University of Iowa with a BS in Business Administration in 1994.  It was there that he met his wife, Stacie.  They currently live in Palatine, Illinois with their three kids. Casey is an avid Notre Dame and Iowa Hawkeye football fan.  He also enjoys boating, pickleball, golf, traveling, and spending time with his kids.


I'm always ready to talk about new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.


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