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About | PTDA Foundation | Robert K. Callahan Future Leaders Award

Robert K. (Bob) 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 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 is creating the Robert K. Callahan Future Leaders Award. This annual award will be presented to an individual or individuals who have the potential to be future leaders within the power transmission/motion control industry. The development of the award is in progress and more details will be available soon.

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. To contribute to the fund, please complete the contribution form. On the form, direct your contribution to the "Robert K. Callahan Future Leaders Fund." Please return the form using the contact information on the form.

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

Note: Directed contributions are not yet available through the online donation portal and must be made using this form to assure the contribution is for the benefit of this fund.