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PTDA Foundation | Robert K. Callahan Future Leaders Award

Robert K. Callahan Future Leaders Award

About the Robert K. Callahan Future Leaders Award

The power transmission/motion control industry lost a true champion when Bob Callahan passed away in January 2021. A past president and 25+ year PTDA Foundation Trustee, Bob was passionate about the mission of the PTDA Foundation. When asked in a volunteer profile why he volunteers with the PTDA Foundation, Bob's response was "I strongly believe one must leave our industry better than we found it. The PTDA Foundation allows this to happen for me."

In recognition of Bob's commitment to and passion for the advancement of new talent within the industry, the PTDA Foundation created the Robert K. Callahan Future Leaders Award. This award recognizes a young leader who exhibits a true passion for the industry and desire to grow within the industry.

Robert K. Callahan Future Leaders Fund

To support this award, the Robert K. Callahan Future Leaders Fund has been established. Bob's family is asking for all memorial gifts to be directed here.

Contribute to the fund

Thank you to Bob's employer, SENQCIA MAXCO, for the initial contribution of $10,000 to honor Bob's legacy.

Chris Gumas, Ruland Manufacturing Co., Inc.,
Recieves the 2021 Robert K. Callahan Future Leaders Award


Chris Gumas landed in the PT/MC industry 11 years ago. Currently, Chris is the director of marketing at Ruland Manufacturing Co., Inc. where he manages the company’s global distributor relationships, website, and day-to-day commercial operations.  He appreciates the opportunities and transformations happening within the PT/MC industry. When he speaks about it, energy and excitement frame every word.

Check out Chris' full story exploring his career journey.

Embracing Change: Robert K. Callahan Future Leaders Award Recipient Chris Gumas

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