Meet the Board

Q & A with Marisa Mudge

Position on the Board: Director
Company: Mudge Fasteners, Corona, CA


How did you get started in the fastener industry?

Birth, haha! My father started the company when I was very young.  There are pictures of me at four years old carrying a small box of cotter pins around his warehouse.  As I got a little older, I earned extra money bagging screws.  When I was in my senior year in high school, I would drive to work after school to do clerical work, then while in college I took over A/R.  After I graduated I had a series of “grown-up” jobs, and in the '90s I came back to work at Mudge Fasteners full time.  If the theory of our esteemed friend Kevin Chavis is correct ("You only have two years to get out of fasteners or you’re in for life"), there was not much of a chance I’d do anything else. 

What is the best advice you ever got?
Business is about relationships and people.

Do you have a personal goal for 2020?
To stay healthy!

What inspires you?

Potential and possibilities. The potential in people, and the possibilities from ideas.

When you were a child, what did you want to be as a grown-up?
An artist.

What do you do when you're not at work?

I like to collect champagne, but the drinking of champagne has become a bit prohibitive to collecting. IG @champagnemudge

What is your favorite vacation destination?

What TV show did you binge most recently?
Below Deck Mediterranean.

Who is your favorite singer or group?

I'm going with a genre - dance music of every decade.

Do you have a personal message you'd like to share?

Pac-West has been a true source of value to our company, Mudge Fasteners. It has also provided a sense of community. I look forward  to helping to maintain that value and sense of community.