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Power Transmission Distributors Association is...

more than 370 power transmission/motion control distribution and manufacturing companies, representing over $16 billion in product sales.

Leadership Development Conference

March 21-22, 2019
Hyatt Regency Savannah
Savannah, Ga.

Read What Others Say about the PTDA Leadership Development Conference:

“This was my first time attending PTDA’s Leadership Development Conference and I learned useful information that I can use in real-world situations in daily life. The lessons and networking combined is a great format to cement the lessons learned.” 

                                                                               Josh Manuel, Maxi Lift

“The Leadership Development Conference is a great way for young professionals to fine tune their leadership skills through relevant sessions conducted by seasoned leaders in our industry. These sessions also foster collaboration among peers which is a great way to brainstorm solutions to common challenges we all face in our industry. Our associates here at Bartlett Bearing attend the LDC to remain abreast of the latest leadership theories and trends. The skillsets acquired during these sessions are often brought back and put into practice.”

– Sarah Musser, Special Projects Manager, Bartlett Bearing Company, Inc.

"The skills & processes I learned at PTDA's Leadership Development Conference can be immediately applied to my day-to-day job to improve myself, my team and my company."
– Jason Sorce, Central Region Sales Manager, Bando USA

“I send our future leaders to the Leadership Development Conference for networking, development of leadership skills, and to learn about industry best practices. They always return from the conference with new ideas that positively impact our business.”

– Chris Gumas, Director Marketing, Ruland Manufacturing Company

“The PTDA Leadership Development Conference (LDC) is a great way to expose our up-and-coming leaders to the Association. Employees enhance their peer network and gain a better understanding of the industry as a whole thereby making themselves more valuable to our company.This conference also does a great job of addressing challenges both distributors and manufacturers face in their respective businesses and promotes out-of-the-box group discussions on the ever-changing industry trends. Overall, the LDC offers an excellent learning environment for personal, professional and organizational growth.”

– Jeffrey King, Director Marketing, Bearing Service Inc.

“I can’t imagine a better way to introduce your future leaders to other up and comers in the industry. Not only will there be takeaways for your employee from the content, but (s)he will make industry connections that will last throughout the years.”

– Kristen Jennings, Director of Marketing, Climax Metal Products Company

“The PTDA Leadership Development Conference is a great opportunity to meet industry leaders and form valuable relationships. Attending not only fostered my skills as a leader but also provided the environment to cultivate mutually beneficial professional connections.”     

– Eric Claudepierre, Engineering Manager, Joyce/Dayton Corp.

“The PTDA Leadership Development Conference offers a wonderful opportunity to not only learn leadership skills from some of the industries’ top people; it also allows an unparalleled opportunity to network with peers from around the country. These connections are valuable resources as you encounter many different challenges over the course of everyday business.  You now have connections that are similar that you can get some reassurance from. Great opportunities and great experiences.”      

– Mike McLain, Vice President, Allied Bearing & Supply, Inc.

“Aside from the obvious benefit of networking, PTDA’s Leadership Development Conference has provided me with resources when developing/working on those challenging projects. It is that knowledge share with my peers, whom bring with them the understanding gained through their own experiences, that I have found truly invaluable. Additionally, the programs that have been provided in previous LDC’s has provided a way to further develop and test our leadership skills. I consider this professional development and appreciate that these programs are not only relevant to our line of work, but practical in implementation throughout all aspects of our business.”

– Maxine Gomez, New Business Development Sales Rep, Belden Universal

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