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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.

Next Gen Community

The Next Gen community 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 community encourages an exchange of ideas with peers on the challenges of everyday business both formally and socially. 


Join the community to start taking advantage of these opportunities. It is included in your PTDA company membership at no additional charge.

Next Gen Community Conversations

Open to all, the Next Gen community holds calls for open discussion about succeeding as a younger member of the power transmission/motion control industry. Topics are selected by a task force of dedicated volunteers. Click on the links below to register for an upcoming call.

April 8, 2021

1:00-2:00 p.m. Central
Topic: Remote Working - Tips for Staying Healthy and Productive

June 24, 2021

1:00-2:00 p.m. Central
Topic: Next Gen Employee Retention

September 14, 2021

1:00-2:00 p.m. Central
Topic TBD

Sponsorships are available for all Next Gen calls. Learn more.

Conversation Archives

Social Media in the Workplace
Workplace Culture and How to Influence Change
Gaining Technical and Industry Knowledge

Gaining Respect of Your Veteran Peers
Tools & Tips for Improving Productivity and Increasing Efficiencies

Educational & Networking Events

 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).