Brian Davis (B & D Industrial) and Jos Sueters (Tsubaki of Canada) to Lead PTDA in 2020

Chicago, Ill.—November 12, 2019—At its annual business meeting during the recent PTDA Industry Summit in Austin, Texas, the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) elected its 2020 Board of Directors and Manufacturer Council to lead the Association during its 60th anniversary year.

Brian Davis, executive vice president/COO, B & D Industrial (Norcross, Ga.), will become PTDA’s president in 2020. Davis has been active in PTDA since 2010 when he joined the Research & Innovation Committee and subsequently served as its chair. Davis has served on the PTDA Board of Directors since 2015. Following his election, Davis said, "It’s a great honor and a little bit humbling to serve as president in 2020. Over PTDA’s 60-year history, the Association has elevated the value the power transmission/motion control distribution channel brings to our end customers. I’m looking forward to working together as a board to continue to achieve our strategic goals on behalf of the industry.”

Joining Davis on the 2020 PTDA Board of Directors will be:

  • First Vice President JP Bouchard, vice president, General Bearing Service Inc. (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
  • Second Vice President Mike McLain, vice president, Allied Bearing & Supply, Inc. (Harahan, La.)
  • Treasurer Jim Williams, vice president product, Motion Industries Inc. (Birmingham, Ala.)
  • Immediate Past President Jim Halverson, manager power products, Van Meter, Inc. (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
  • Manufacturer Council Chair Jos Sueters, vice president, Tsubaki of Canada Limited (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada)
  • Manufacturer Council Vice Chair Chester Collier, senior vice president global distribution, Walter Service Technologies (Pointe Claire, Quebec, Canada)
  • PTDA Foundation President Keith Nowak, president, MPT Drives (Madison Heights, Mich.)
  • EPTDA President Zoltan Arkovics, managing director, BDI Europe LTD (Budapest, Hungary)


  • Michael Cinquemani, president and CEO, Master Power Transmission, Inc. (Greenville, S.C.)
  • Jeff Cloud, president, IBT Industrial Solutions (Merriam, Kan.)
  • Cameron DeBorde, business development, Bearing Distributors, Inc. (Columbia, S.C.)
  • Jim Jeffiers, vice president, Applied Industrial Technologies and Applied U.S. Energy (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • Brian Nowak, president & CEO, Kurz Industrial Solutions (Neenah, Wisc.)
  • Bill Shepard, vice president, BDI (Cleveland, Ohio)

Jos Sueters, vice president, Tsubaki of Canada Limited (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada),

assumes the duties of the PTDA Manufacturer Council chair in 2020. Sueters has been active in PTDA governance since 2008 when he joined the Canadian Conference Advisory Group. Sueters also served as the chair of the Programs & Products Committee in 2014 prior to joining the Manufacturer Council in 2017. “Since its founding in 1960, PTDA has always focused on bringing distributors and manufacturers together to collectively develop tools that drive more value to our mutual end customers. The Manufacturer Council will continue to work with and support the PTDA Board of Directors as we empower our member companies to be more successful, profitable and competitive,” Sueters said.

Joining Sueters on the Manufacturer Council for 2020 will be:

  • Manufacturer Council Vice Chair Chester Collier, senior vice president global distribution, Walter Service Technologies (Pointe Claire, Quebec, Canada)
  • Immediate Past Chair Jeffrey W. Moore, senior vice president, ABB Motors and Mechanical Inc. (Greenville, S.C.)

Council Members:

  • Tammy Balogh, vice president human resources, Flexco (Downers Grove, Ill.)
  • Andrew A.O. Brown, vice president, Whittet-Higgins Company (Providence, R.I.)
  • Randy Disharoon, national accounts director, Rexnord Industries, LLC (Milwaukee, Wis.)
  • Maxine Gomez, sales & distribution manager, Belden Universal (Hillside, Ill.)
  • Kristin Jennings, director marketing & industrial distribution, Climax Metal Products Company (Mentor, Ohio)
  • Michael Nisenbaum, director business development, Gates Corporation (Denver, Colo.)
  • Mike Power, national accounts manager, Altra Industrial Motion (Braintree, Mass.)

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 2,700 locations. PTDA members also include 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, call +1.312.516.2100, visit or follow on LinkedIn or Twitter at @PTDAorg.

For more information, please contact
Valerie Brod
Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA)


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