About / Team

Jim Flappen

Materials Logistics Manager

Jim started out in purchasing, on the Industrial Construction & Supply side of things, back in 1979.  Around 25 years ago, he picked up SSM as a customer.  Spending that much time with a group of people, you get to see what they are all about and, when the opportunity presented itself, Jim joined us a few years ago.

When Jim is not tracking down nuts, bolts, welding supplies or tracking deliveries, he likes to spend his time on less challenging tasks such as playing golf or following the Royals and the Chiefs.


  • William Jewell College – Bachelors in Business 

Work History

  • SSM – 2 years
  • Fastenal – 22 years
  • Kansas City Nut & Bolt  3 years