PTDA Announces Leadership for 2011


Chicago, Ill. - The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) today elected its 2011 Board of Directors and Manufacturer Council at the 50th Anniversary Industry Summit in Phoenix, Ariz.

David Mayer, vice president of marketing, Kaman Industrial Technologies Corporation (Windsor, Conn.), will become PTDA’s president in 2011. He succeeds Keith Nowak, president, MPT Drives, Inc. (Madison Heights, Mich.). Mayer has been active in PTDA since 1997, serving on a variety of task forces and as the Marketing Committee chair from 2006 to 2008. He currently serves as first vice president on the PTDA Board of Directors.

“I am happy and proud to be president of the leading trade association in the power transmission/motion control industry,” said Mayer. “The work of PTDA is essential in supporting distributors to do what they know best – adding value to customers.”

Joining Mayer on the 2011 PTDA Board of Directors will be:

  • First Vice President Michel Bouchard, secretary treasurer, General Bearing Service Inc. (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
  • Second Vice President Christopher Bursack, director marketing, Industrial Supply Co., Inc. (Plymouth, Minn.)
  • Treasurer Kenneth Miko, director of employee development and education, BDI (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • Immediate Past President Keith Nowak, president, MPT Drives, Inc. (Madison Heights, Mich.)
  • Directors:
    • Ajay Bajaj, president, Rotator Products Limited (Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada)
    • LeRoy Burcroff, vice president, sales, Bearing Service Inc. (Livonia, Mich.)
    • Harold Dunaway, executive vice president finance & administration, Motion Industries Inc. (Birmingham, Ala.)
    • Ron Herem, president, Baldwin Supply Co. (Minneapolis, Minn.)
    • Jeff Lunn, regional manager, Southern Ontario, KINECOR LP (Concord, Ontario, Canada)
    • Richard A. White, president and CEO, Flexco (Downers Grove, Ill.)

Pamela Kan, president, Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation (Pittsburg, Calif.) assumes the duties of the PTDA Manufacturer Council chair in 2011, succeeding Randy Breaux, vice president marketing, Baldor Electric Company (Fort Smith, Ark.). Kan has served on the council since 2007 and currently serves as the vice chair. Previously, she served on the Marketing Committee and Industry Summit Planning Committee.

“I am very excited for the year ahead for PTDA and honored to be part of the leadership of PTDA as we revise our strategic plan,” said Kan. “I am happy to be a voice for manufacturers both large and small. I am hopeful that being in the role will inspire more women to join our industry.”

Joining Kan on the Manufacturer Council for 2011 will be:

  • Vice Chair George Rizza, president of the Rossi Gearmotor Division, Habasit America (Suwanee, Ga.)
  • Immediate Past Chair Randy Breaux, vice president marketing, Baldor Electric Company (Fort Smith, Ark.)
  • Members:
    • Cliff Bannon, national sales manager, Climax Metal Products Company (Wickliffe, Ohio)
    • Michael W. Dolpp, vice president sales Americas, Thomson (Amherst, N.Y.)
    • Brian Kolman, vice president, Brewer Machine & Gear Co. (St. Louis, Mo.)
    • Sean Hickey, president, Lafert North America (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada)
    • Tony Martell, vice present and general manager aftermarket business unit, NSK Corporation (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
    • Kevin Powers, president industrial group, U.S. Tsubaki Inc. (UST) (Wheeling, Ill.)
    • Craig Schuele, vice president marketing & business development, Altra Industrial Motion (Braintree, Mass.)

Founded in 1960, the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) is the leading association for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distribution channel. A U.S.-based trade association, PTDA represents 185 power transmission/motion control distribution firms that generate more than $10 billion in sales and span 3,500 locations in North America and 11 other countries. PTDA members also include 181 manufacturers that supply the PT/MC industry.

PTDA is dedicated to providing exceptional networking, targeted education, relevant information and leading-edge business tools to help distributors and manufacturers meet marketplace demands competitively and profitably. For more information, visit

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