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PTDA elects 2006 board at Las Vegas Industry Summit

Las Vegas, NV -- The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) elected its 2006 Board of Directors and Man...


October 19, 2005
By MRO Magazine

Las Vegas, NV — The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) elected its 2006 Board of Directors and Manufacturer Council at the PTDA 2005 Industry Summit in Las Vegas, Nev., today. (The meeting is being covered live by

Andrew H. Nations, president of Bearings & Drives Inc. (Macon, Ga.) has been elected to succeed John R. Neal, vice-president of marketing Root Neal & Company (Buffalo, N.Y.) as PTDA’s president in the coming year. Nations, the association’s first vice-president in 2005, has served on the PTDA board since 1998 and as treasurer in 2002 and 2003.

Jeffrey H. Pickelman, owner and CEO of Northern Industrial Supply Inc. (Saginaw, Mich.) will be PTDA’s first vice-president in 2006. Pickelman currently is the association’s second vice-president.

John Masek, vice-president of human resources for Bearing Service-Inc. (Livonia, Mich.) will serve as PTDA’s second vice-president in 2006. He currently serves as the association’s treasurer and as treasurer of the PTDA Foundation.


Kevin McCloskey, vice-president of Dodge-Newark Supply Co., Inc. (Edison, N.J.), will serve as the PTDA treasurer in 2006. McCloskey has been active in the association since 1990 and served as board president in 2001.

Richard A. White, president and CEO of Flexible Steel Lacing Co. (Downers Grove, Ill.) assumes the duties of the PTDA Manufacturer Council chair in 2006, replacing William R. Demmel, director of sales of Martin Sprocket & Gear Inc. (Arlington, Texas). White has served on the council since 2002 and currently serves as the vice-chair.

John Stewart, president of Duff-Norton (Charlotte, N.C.) becomes Manufacturer Council vice-chair for 2006. He currently serves on the council.

The remaining 2006 directors on the PTDA board include: Rob Creswell, president, Creswell Industrial Supply (Chattanooga, Tenn.); Craig Faber, president, Miller Bearings Inc. (Orlando, Fla.); Ronald Herem, vice-president, marketing and business development, Baldwin Supply Co. (Minneapolis, Minn.); Wayne Law, executive vice-president, purchasing and distribution, Motion Industries Inc. (Birmingham, Ala.); Drew Tucci, director sales, Eastern Bearings, Inc. (Manchester, N.H.); Helen Yost, general manager, The Rowland Company (Philadelphia, Pa.).

Additional PTDA Manufacturer Council members for 2006 include: William A. Childers, senior vice-president, industrial business group, NSK Corporation (Ann Arbor, Mich.); Took Coder, vice-president sales, TB Wood’s Incorporated (Chambersburg, Pa.); John A. Hegel, president and CEO, Minarik Drives (South Beloit, Ill.); Peter J. Horn, director special markets, Federal-Mogul Corporation (South Field, Mich.); Robert Ruland, president, Ruland Manufacturing Co, Inc (Marlborough, Mass.); Meg VanderLaan, director worldwide strategic planning, Gates Corporation (Denver, Colo.); and Wendell Witten, director sales and product support, Warner Electric, Division Altra Industrial Motion, Inc. (South Beloit, Ill.).

Founded in 1960, the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) is the leading association for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distribution channel. A U.S.-based trade association, PTDA represents over 222 power transmission/motion control distributor firms with almost 3,500 locations throughout North America and 11 other countries, as well as195 manufacturers that supply the PT/MC industry.

PTDA is dedicated to providing exceptional networking, targeted education, relevant information and leading-edge business tools to help distributors and manufacturers meet marketplace demands competitively and profitably. For more information, visit