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Warren Pike Award

The PTDA Warren Pike Award recognizes lifetime achievement in the power transmission/motion control industry. Named for PTDA’s first president and co-founder, the award honors individuals who have demonstrated outstanding, continuous, long-term support of the Association and the industry. The award was established in 1984 and is only presented when an individual’s achievements merit this prestigious recognition.

Andy Nations Named the 27th Warren Pike Award Recipient

Andy Nations, CEO, B&D Industrial, was named the 27th recipient of the Warren Pike Award during the PTDA Annual Business Meeting on September 29, 2017. He was joined in the celebration by his wife, Carolyn, and his daughter, Lauren.

Andy began his PTDA participation more than thirty years ago. After serving on several task forces and committees, Andy served on the Board of Directors from 1997-2007 including as board president in 2006. Andy also served on the PTDA Foundation Board of Trustees from 2002-2003 and again in 2006 (as PTDA president). Andy continues to support the work of the Assoication by encouraging and supporting B&D Industrial employees to be active and participate in PTDA programs.

Founded by Andy's father, John Nations, today, Andy leads the B&D team as its CEO. Now an ESOP, the company features second and third generation founding family members directing the company through its divisions. Andy joined in 1971 as an inside sales person and has held the CEO role since 1993.  

If you ask him about the company’s success, Andy always turns the focus away from himself, citing the dedication and expertise of its employees as the primary reason for the company’s amazing growth.

In his acceptance speech, Andy said, "Thank you very much. I am certainly humbled. I always wondered what it felt like to be an icon, and this is it. This is the biggest surprise of my life. When I was young, my dad said this is all about relationships, and you will end up with friends and that's certainly true. PTDA is a big part of that. I'm proud of this award and thank you very much."

Please enjoy this video of the presentation of the 2017 Warren Pike Award to Andy Nations.

Year Recipient
2016 Keith Nowak
2015 John Masek
2014 Kevin McCloskey
2012 Barbara J. Ross
2011 Carlos O. Ingram
2010 W. Penny Omnès
2009 Alan Haveson
2008 Douglas Savage
2007 James T. Moore II
2006 Roger A. Pennycook
2005 Girard G. “Jerry” Etheridge, Jr.
2004 Bob Callahan
2003 David J. Witwer          
2001 Ralph Rivera
1999 James A. Minton
1998 Gene Addington
1997 Robert M. Oberholzer
1996 Gary Dulmes
1995 Gary C. Martin
1994 George E. Flolo
1993 Byron E. Griffin
1991 E.C. (Chuck) Roamer
1990 Paul Fuller
1988 Irving Patron
1987 James A. Creech (posthumously)
1984 Warren Pike