PTDA Executive Vice President to retire
Chicago, IL — After 15 years of leading the power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry’s premier association, Mary Sue Lyon announced she will be retiring as executive vice president of the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) at the end of 2010.
- Expanded its presence in the global community with the founding of the European Power Transmission Distributors Association (EPTDA) and in establishing the annual PTDA Canadian Conference.
- Fostered relationships between PT/MC distributors and manufacturers through strategic and governance interaction as well as with refinements to the networking events during the PTDA Industry Summit.
- Improved profitability for industrial distribution by streamlining processes with the creation of industry formats such as the Product & Price Information Format (PPIF).
- Focused on the future by launching the Industrial Careers Pathway® program under the auspices of the PTDA Foundation.
Lyon admits the decision to retire was a tough one to make. “My 15 years at PTDA have been a pleasure and that is largely due to the individuals who have shown great leadership, vision and commitment to the Association and the industry,” said Lyon. “It has been fun, rewarding and, yes, at times challenging.”