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PTDA 2016 Industry Summit Facilitates Cross-Channel Networking in San Diego

June 15, 2016 | By Rehana Begg

Chicago, Ill. – The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) has opened advanced registration for its PTDA 2016 Industry Summit to be held at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, October 19-22, 2016, in San Diego, Calif.

More than 550 delegates, representing more than 230 PTDA distributor and manufacturer member companies in the power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry, are expected for cross-channel networking, shared learning and collaborative experiences at this year’s Industry Summit, themed Lead in Disruptive Times. Those registering before August 26, 2016, receive a $100 discount.

The PTDA 2016 Industry Summit is once again offering three keynotes in one through its highly successful IML Talks format to Inspire. Motivate. Lead.

Speakers include: Mark Hunter, known as “The Sales Hunter,” who will inspire participants to excel; a panel discussion featuring current industry executives Ellen Holladay, SVP CIO OE officer, Motion Industries, Inc., Jeff Cloud, VP marketing, IBT Industrial Solutions and Kristin Jennings, director marketing, Climax Metal Products Company, will motivate participants to understand “What Drives You?” on how various life experiences impact work in the industry; and Michael Abrashoff, former commander of the U.S.S. Benfold, will demonstrate how shaping company culture allows executives to lead the way to success. Deeper Dive hour-long sessions follow. Tribby Warfield, Sr VP & GM automation control & energy, Kaman Industrial Technologies Corporation, will lead the Deeper Dive session for the panel program. A returning speaker is Dr. Alan Beaulieu who will deliver his uncannily accurate economic forecast as the Closing Keynote.


The signature event of the PTDA Industry Summit is the Manufacturer-Distributor Idea Exchange (MD-IDEX), a time- and cost-effective forum to bring together distributor and manufacturer executives for high-level discussions on market strategies and issues. Distributor and manufacturer members alike laud MD-IDEX as one of the best face-to-face cross channel business programs with a measureable ROI for participants.

Additional cross-channel networking opportunities abound at the PTDA 2016 Industry Summit. From receptions and networking lunches to a private dinner at the famed San Diego Zoo, participants will garner takeaways to use right away. For more information, visit

The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) is the leading global association for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distribution channel. Headquartered in Chicago, PTDA represents power transmission/motion control distribution firms that generate more than $16 billion in sales and span over 3,400 locations. PTDA members also include manufacturers that supply to the PT/MC industry.

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