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BSA welcomed record number of attendees to 2011 Fall Meeting

Glen Ellyn, IL - When the Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) met Sept. 26-27, 2011, in Chicago, L, it welcomed a record number of attendees to tackle a wide range of committee projects and association business.


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October 25, 2011
By MRO Magazine

Glen Ellyn, IL – When the Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) met Sept. 26-27, 2011, in Chicago, L, it welcomed a record number of attendees to tackle a wide range of committee projects and association business.

A close look at registration revealed that distributor members have outnumbered participating manufacturers at the Fall Meeting since 2003. Association leaders believe the compact Fall Meeting schedule and easily-reached Chicago location are factors in driving this attendance, along with the increasingly important opportunity to network informally with peers throughout the distribution chain.

In addition to association business, attendees at the 2011 event enjoyed a presentation on mobile technologies and participated in a workshop, refining and updating the long-standing Performance Analysis Report.

The Board of Directors welcomed the appointment of Steve Smidler, Kaman Industrial Technologies Corp., to an open position on the board. He will serve three-year term.

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BSA also welcomed a number of members to new committee assignments at the 2011 Fall Meeting. Michael Pastore, Kaman Industrial Technologies; Kilby Williamson, Rexnord Industries LLC; and Benito Rodriguez, RIRSA MTY joined the Information Technology & Supply Chain Committee. Rodriguez and Michael Dolpp, Thomson Industries, joined the Distributor/Manufacturer Relations Committee. Jay Burke, Emerson Power Transmission, joined the Educational Services Committee.

BSA members will gather January 15-17, 2012, at Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, Tampa Bay, FL, for the association’s 2012 Winter Meeting. The association’s 2012 Annual Convention is April 29-May 1 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort, Bonita Springs, FL.

BSA is an international service and educational organization of distributors representing a total of almost 100 companies distributing factory-warranted ball-, roller-, and anti-friction bearings and invited manufacturers of bearings and related products. For more information, visit www.bsahome.org.