PTDA Announces Leadership For 2008


The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) elected its 2008 Board of Directors and Manufacturer Council at the PTDA 2007 Industry Summit in Palm Desert, Calif.

John Masek, vice president, Bearing Service Inc. (Livonia, Mich.) has been elected to succeed Jeff Pickelman, president of Northern Industrial Supply Inc. (Saginaw, Mich.), as PTDA's president in the coming year. Masek has served PTDA in many leadership roles, including as a member of the PTDA board since 2004. Masek has also been heavily involved in the work of the PTDA Foundation, serving as an Industry Champion and Advisory Committee chair for the Industrial Careers Pathway® (ICP) program.

"I'm honored, delighted and excited to serve as PTDA's president in 2008," said Masek. "Bearing Service has been a supporter of PTDA because of the value we get back from our membership-in growth, in innovative ideas, in new business partnerships. With PTDA's new strategic plan in place in 2008, PTDA will continue to enhance distribution and strengthen our members to be successful, profitable and competitive in a changing market environment."

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