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Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) conference to coach members on economy, ethics and leadership

Glen Ellyn, IL -- The Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) has invited three leading experts to its 2003 Annual C...


April 24, 2003
By MRO Magazine

Glen Ellyn, IL — The Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) has invited three leading experts to its 2003 Annual Convention at the Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel & Spa in Pasadena, Calif., April 26-30, 2003, to coach its members on three of today’s toughest business topics — the economy, ethics and leadership.

On Sunday, April 27th, economist Dr. Gene Stanaland opens BSA’s 37th Annual Convention. Stanaland’s analysis will be current — emphasizing those conditions at the time of his presentation. He won’t be discussing the status quo; he will be discussing the marketplace as it is in April 2003. In a day and age of rapid change — economically, politically, and internationally — BSA believes Stanaland will offer the timeliest look possible at what you can expect from 2003.

Stanaland was head of the economics department for a major university for almost a decade, currently serves on the board of directors of several institutions, and is president of a management consulting firm.

Can business be ethical and successful? Frank Bucaro says yes and he’s going to share his ideas at the morning business session on Monday, April 28. Bucaro brings a unique perspective to client organizations that seek to integrate ethical standards of excellence with solid business practices.


After 18 years as an instructor of Moral Theology, Bucaro made a successful transition to the business world. His book, Taking The High Road — How To Succeed Ethically When Others Bend The Rules, offers down-to-earth ideas for tackling difficult decisions. Bucaro’s presentations focus on the contributions ethics and values make to long term success.

Take your team to new heights with Jim Tunney. With a total of 28 years of experience as an educator and 31 years as an NFL referee, Tunney knows more than a little about team building, leadership, peak performance, motivation, customer service and wellness. Recognized as a speaker who educates, motivates and entertains, Tunney works with Fortune 500 companies and international organizations to teach skills needed for achieving goals.

BSA conference tables are just the tip of the networking iceberg at the 2003 Annual Convention. The Tuesday Conference Table Session allows 20-minute sessions between manufacturers and distributors.

“BSA does a remarkable job of raising the bar on the value of convention attendance and then exceeding expectations,” said Joe Swann, president, Rockwell Automation Power Systems, of the 2002 Convention. “The opportunity to arrange individual meetings on Tuesday afternoon without being in conflict with scheduled BSA activities is very appealing. We can conveniently meet with a lot of distributors during this time. Such meetings are both time and cost effective, and seem especially important during these uncertain economic times.”

The Bearing Specialists Association serves and represents firms that, as authorized distributors, stock and sell factory-warranted ball, roller, and other anti-friction bearings. BSA member firms provide service, replacement bearings, and warranty coverage to their industrial customers and provide a link between manufacturers and end users.

Members are located throughout Canada, Europe, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand and the United States. It is estimated that BSA member sales exceed three billion dollars.

For more information on the annual conference, or on the association, contact BSA at: 800 Roosevelt Road, Building C, Suite 2, Glen Ellyn, IL. 60137-5833, tel. 630-858-3838, fax 630-790-3095 or e-mail BSA’s website is