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PTDA Foundation names its 2006 trustees

Las Vegas, Nev. -- The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) Foundation 2006 Board of Trustees was ele...


November 9, 2005
By MRO Magazine


Las Vegas, Nev. — The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) Foundation 2006 Board of Trustees was elected at the PTDA 2005 Industry Summit in Las Vegas, Nev., in October.

W. Penny Omns, vice-president, external affairs and corporate relations, BC Bearing Engineers Ltd., Burnaby, B.C., has been elected as the Foundation’s president in 2006.

Charles W. Hibbett, president, sales and distribution, Emerson Power Transmission Corp., Ithaca, N.Y., will serve as vice-president. Kevin McCloskey, vice-president, Dodge-Newark Supply Co, Inc. (Edison, N.J.) has been elected treasurer.

Additional trustees of the Foundation include: Justin Aschenbrenner, vice-president, power transmission, Gates Corporation, Denver, Colo.; Robert Callahan, CEO, Regina World Wide, Cernusco Lombardone, Italy; William Childers, senior vice-president, industrial business group, NSK Corp., Ann Arbor, Mich.; Cheryl Jensen, executive dean, Mohawk College, Stoney Creek, Ont.; J. Craig McAtee, executive director, Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, Ohio; Kenneth Miko, vice-president, BDI, Cleveland, Ohio; Andrew H. Nations, president, Bearings and Drives Inc., Macon, Ga.; Robert M. Oberholzer, chairman, Shingle & Gibb Co, Moorestown, N.J.; Stephen Philpott, president, Bearing Belt Chain Co. Inc., Las Vegas, Nev.; Barbara J. Ross, regional manager, Drives Inc., Fulton, Ill.; and David Witwer, vice-president, sales and marketing, Regina USA, Cambridge, Md..


The PTDA Foundation, whose work is funded solely by donations, was founded in 1982 to enhance knowledge, education, professionalism and productivity within the power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry.

The Foundation’s core initiative, the Industrial Careers Pathway (ICP), is designed to recruit entry-level employees to the industrial distribution channel; develop programs to teach business, technical and distribution basics; and create affordable resources for current employee development.

The Foundation is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation whose operations are funded entirely by tax deductible contributions. Contributions are tax deductible to the full amount allowed by law.

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