Birmingham, AL — Ralph Buntyn of Motion Industries was recently given the distinction of Honorary Life Member of the Power Transmission Distribution Association (PTDA). This designation is given to a select group of PTDA members who have distinguished themselves through a long tenure of service and volunteerism to the association.
Buntyn, the former senior vice president of marketing with Motion, retired at the end of 2003 after completing more than 42 years of service with the company.
He served in many leadership roles for PTDA throughout his career, including positions on committees, task forces, and at the organization’s annual meetings. His committee/task force involvement with PTDA included the Industry Relations Committee (2000-2003), the Strategic Planning Task Force (2000), the International Committee (1998-2000), and the Total Quality Management Task Force (1993-1997).
Founded in 1960, PTDA is a U.S.-based trade association representing almost 230 power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distributor firms with almost 3,200 locations throughout North America and 14 other countries, as well as over 190 manufacturers that supply the PT/MC industry. For more information, visit www.ptda.org.
Motion Industries distributes bearings; mechanical, industrial automation, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic power replacement parts; hose and rubber products; and industrial supply products. It has more than 500 operations, including nine distribution centres throughout North America. For more information, visit www.motionindustries.com.