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PTDA Announces Lifetime Achievement Award

The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) named Girard G. (Jerry) Etheridge, Jr., chairman emeritus of Orlando, Fla.-based Miller Bearings Inc., the 16th recipient of its Warren Pike Awar...


November 1, 2005
By MRO Magazine
MRO Magazine

The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) named Girard G. (Jerry) Etheridge, Jr., chairman emeritus of Orlando, Fla.-based Miller Bearings Inc., the 16th recipient of its Warren Pike Award for lifetime achievement in the power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry.

Etheridge received the award, named for PTDA’s co-founder and first president, at the association’s annual Industry Summit in Las Vegas, Nev., on Oct. 18, 2005. The award was established in 1984 to honour individuals who have demonstrated outstanding, continuous, long-term support of PTDA and the PT/MC industry.

Etheridge has spent his long PT/MC industry career entirely with Miller Bearings, a PTDA charter member, which currently operates 17 locations across Florida. From 1970 to 1985, Etheridge was one of PTDA’s most active, energetic leaders. He was PTDA’s president in 1979 and served on its board of directors from 1974 to 1980. He also served on 10 PTDA committees, as well as its advisory board.