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Power Transmission Distributors Association is...

the leading association for the power transmission/motion control industrial distribution channel, bringing together distributors and manufacturers.

Photo courtesy Pete Harper, Jamaica Bearings Co., Inc.

Next Gen

The Next Gen SIG provides a forum for building industry relationships with individuals aged 40 or under who work for a PTDA member company and are interested in learning and sharing knowledge with other Next Gen in the industry. From networking to leadership development, the SIG encourages an exchange of ideas with peers on the challenges of everyday business both formally and socially. 


Join the SIG to start taking advantage of these opportunities. SIGs are included in your PTDA company membership at no additional charge.

Educational & Networking Events

Leadership Development Conference & Activities

The Leadership Development Conference at the Spring Meetings helps future leaders develop the relationship-building skills they’ll need to forge business partnerships based on trust and communication. In addition, a Next Gen activity gives conference attendees ages 40 and under the opportunity to network and exchange ideas in a casual setting.

Industry Summit Events for Next Gen Members

The PTDA Industry Summit typically features a session or workshop especially geared for those ages 40 and under. The Industry Summit also features a Next Gen After Party that gives young executives the chance to build and enhance their professional and personal connections.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering is a perfect way for Next Gen members to network and develop leadership skills while working with other PT/MC leaders to advance this distribution channel. PTDA has opportunities for Next Gen members to get involved on task forces and committees. More than 125 individuals volunteer in some capacity each year.

Get involved in a PTDA committee or task force by downloading and returning the committee interest form or contacting PTDA at ptda@ptda.org or +1.312.516.2100.

Social Media Tools

PTDA’s Next Gen members have access to the Next Gen LinkedIn group offering PTDA executives ages 40 and under a chance to connect with other industry Next Gen professionals in a virtual setting.

Join the PTDA LinkedIn Next Gen group and the PTDA LinkedIn Group.

Follow PTDA on Twitter @PTDAorg.
Check out the Twitter newsfeed on the PTDA home page (Hint: Toggle the MDM newsfeed widget).