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New leaders named for industrial power transmission group

Chicago, IL – The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) elected its 2014 Board of Directors and Manufacturer Council at its recent PTDA Industry Summit in Palm Desert, CA.


Chicago, IL – The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) elected its 2014 Board of Directors and Manufacturer Council at its recent PTDA Industry Summit in Palm Desert, CA.

Ken Miko, director strategic accounts, BDI, Cleveland, OH, will become PTDA’s president in 2014. He succeeds Chris Bursack, director marketing, ISC Companies Inc., Plymouth, MN. Miko has been active in PTDA since 1993, serving as a member of three committees (Educational Resources, Industry Relations and Technical Education) and most recently as first vice-president, second vice-president, and treasurer on the PTDA board. Miko also served as vice-president of the PTDA Foundation in 2007, president in 2008 and 2009 and is currently an Industrial Careers Pathway Ambassador.

“As PTDA’s 2014 president, I now have an opportunity to lead our board as we continue to implement our strategic plan. We are working to influence the direction of our industry for the benefits of our distribution and manufacturer members, which is incredibly exciting and rewarding for me,” said Miko.

Joining Miko on the 2014 PTDA Board of Directors will be: first vice-president Ajay Bajaj, president, Rotator Products Limited, Woodbridge, ON; second vice-president LeRoy Burcroff, vice-president sales, Bearing Service Inc., Livonia, MI; treasurer Mitch Bouchard, secretary and treasurer, General Bearing Service Inc., Ottawa, ON; immediate past president Chris Bursack, director of marketing, ISC Companies Inc., Plymouth, MN.

Directors include Bill Childers, president, C&U Americas, Plymouth, MI; Tom Clawser, director reliability services, Delta Reliability Div., Brown Transmission and Bearing Co., Lancaster, PA; Harold Dunaway, executive vice-president, finance and administration, Motion Industries Inc., Birmingham, AL; Jim Halverson, director PT and data communications, Van Meter Industrial, Cedar Rapids, IA; Carlton Harvey, vice-president industrial sales and corporate quality, Jamaica Bearings Co. Inc., New Hyde Park, NY; and David Mayer, vice-president marketing and services, Kaman Industrial Technologies Corporation, Bloomfield, CT.

Brian Kolman, president, Brewer Machine and Gear Co., St. Louis, MO, assumes the duties of the PTDA Manufacturer Council chair in 2014, succeeding Michael Dolpp, vice-president sales, Americas, Thomson Industries, Amherst, NY. Kolman has served on the Council since 2009 and has been an active PTDA member for more than a dozen years. His committee involvement goes back to the year 2000 and includes service-on the marketing committee.

“I’m excited to be the next Manufacturer Council chair for PTDA,” said Kolman. “I can truly say you get the most out of PTDA by getting involved. The friends and business connections that I have made are invaluable.”

Joining Kolman on the Manufacturer Council for 2014 will be vice-chair Cliff Bannon, eastern sales manager, Isostatic Industries Inc., Chicago, IL; and immediate past chair Michael Dolpp, vice-president sales, Americas, Thomson Industries, Amherst, NY.

Manufacturer council members include Michael Cinquemani, president and CEO, Master Power Transmission, Greenville, SC; Chris Curran, president, Climax Metal Products Company, Mentor, OH; Chris Henson, director sales, US distribution, The Timken Company, Canton, OH; Sean Hickey, president, Lafert North America, Mississauga, ON; Don Lanser, director marketing, U.S. Motors/Nidec Motor Corporation, St. Louis, MO; Tony Martell, vice-president aftermarket business unit, NSK Americas, Ann Arbor, MI; and Mike Power, director sales, Lovejoy Inc., Downers Grove, IL.

The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) is a global association for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distribution channel. Headquartered in Chicago, it represents 172 power transmission/motion control distribution firms that generate more than $16 billion in sales and span over 3,400 locations in 10 countries. PTDA members also include over 200 manufacturers and associated companies that supply the PT/MC industry.

For more information, call 312-516-2100 or visit www.ptda.org.