Fulton, IL — Drives, Inc. has promoted Barbara J. Ross to national accounts manager, focused on industrial distribution in North America, and has hired Thomas H. Hesse as regional manager, focused on the northern midwest states of Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.
Ross has been involved in the power transmission industry for over 30 years and has been actively involved in PTDA, serving as chair of the Manufacturing Council, convention chair and member of the Industry Relations Committee. She presently serves as a trustee on the PTDA Foundation Board and as a member of the Employee Development Committee.
Hesse also has been involved in the power transmission industry for over 30 years, 26 years with two power transmission manufacturers and eight years as vice-president of sales and marketing with an independent midwestern distributor. He also has been actively involved in PTDA, having served as chairman of the Industry Relations Committee.
Drives, Inc. is a U.S. producer of power transmission chains, conveyor chains, and screw conveyor products. Its service centres are located in Houston, Texas; Sparks, Nevada; Denver, Colorado; Crossville, Tennessee; Toronto; Newcastle, England and Fulton, Ill