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BSA recognizes Gus Kontonickas for over 20 years of service

Glen Ellyn, IL — The Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) recognized Gus Kontonickas as an active BSA participating manufacturer for more than 20 years. The announcement was made at the 2012 BSA Annual Convention April 29-May 1 at the...


Glen Ellyn, IL — The Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) recognized Gus Kontonickas as an active BSA participating manufacturer for more than 20 years. The announcement was made at the 2012 BSA Annual Convention April 29-May 1 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs, Florida.

Although he changed manufacturer ‘hats’ more than once during that period, Kontonickas was steadfast in his support of BSA and the industry. Wearing his hats from Thomson and The Timken Company, he served on the Industry Communications Committee from 1989-1998 and the 1996 Convention Committee.

He also served on the 2000 Convention Committee wearing his Loctite hat and then with NSK Limited, Kontonickas served on the Educational Services and the Long Range Convention Planning Committees from 2004-2008. He served on a third Convention Planning Committee in 2008.

BSA defines itself as the ‘must belong to organization for authorized bearing distributors.’ An international service and educational organization of distributors representing a total of almost 100 companies distributing factory-warranted, anti-friction bearings and invited manufacturers of bearings and related products, the association’s mission says, ‘BSA is the forum to enhance networking and knowledge sharing and promote the sale of bearings through authorized distributors.’

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For more information, contact the BSA office at (630) 858-3838; fax (630) 790-3095; email info@bsahome.org or visit the association website at www.bsahome.org.