CHICAGO— Michael Kelly, vice president and national sales manager of Kaman Industrial Technologies Corp. in Bloomfield, Conn., has been elected president of the PTDA Foundation 2016 Board of Trustees.
Kelly, who will serve a two-year term, succeeds Barbara J. Ross of Garlock Sealing Technologies as the president in 2016.
Brian Short, corporate account manager, NSK Americas, will serve as vice president for a two-year term succeeding Kelly. Ken Miko, director category management and strategic accounts, BDI, will serve as treasurer.
“The need for new talent in the field of industrial distribution has never been greater,” Kelly said in a statement. “The PTDA Foundation's sole initiative, Industrial Careers Pathway, is focused on creating greater awareness of the rewarding careers to be had in our field, our industry. This activity is critical for our industry right now, and I look forward to watching the work of the PTDA Foundation, along with the other ICP Alliance Partner trade associations, unfold in the years ahead as, together, we combat this challenge.”
Four are joining the PTDA Foundation's Board of Trustees in 2016, in addition to the new PTDA president, LeRoy Burcroff, vice president sales, Bearing Service Inc.
Trustees include Rod Flanigan, assistant professor, University of Nebraska at Kearney; John Masek, senior vice president, Bearing Service; Bill Moore, senior vice president special projects, SKF USA Inc.; and Tribby Warfield, senior vice president and general manager, Kaman Fluid Power.
Other trustees that will continue their terms for 2016 are Robert K. Callahan, executive director, business development and marketing, Hitachi Maxco Ltd; William Childers, vice president and managing director, bearings and PT division, Affiliated Distributors, Inc.; Tom Dielschneider, vice president, supply chain, Motion Industries Inc.; Pamela Kan, president, Bishop Wisecarver Group; Terry Knight; Keith Nowak, president, MPT Drives Inc.; and Barbara J. Ross, director rotary seals, Garlock Sealing Technologies.
Warfield will serve as chair of the Industrial Careers Pathway Steering Committee, succeeding Knight.
The PTDA Foundation was founded in 1982 to enhance knowledge, education, professionalism and productivity within the power transmission/motion control industry.
This year, support for the PTDA Foundation set a record by raising nearly $345,200. This was more than 13 percent higher than the funds raised in 2014.