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The PTDA Foundation is...

the charitable arm of PTDA championing education, outreach and PT WORK Force® initiatives relevant to the power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry.

Past Recipients

Hafeez Hameer, Garlock Sealing Technologies Receives the 2022 Robert K. Callahan Future Leader Award


Like this award’s namesake, Hafeez demonstrates a dedication and desire to better the PT/MC industry. He speaks with passion about making the industry more accessible to those who may not know about it and improving it for those who currently work in it. His enthusiasm for the growth and advancement of the PT/MC industry is best reflected in his work with the PTDA Foundation, where he serves on the Board of Trustees and as the Funding Committee Chair for 2022.  He is not afraid to try new and innovative ideas and presents his well-thought-out ideas with enthusiasm and logic. Hafeez’s self-proclaimed fulfillment lies in building connections with people, opportunities, products—earmarks of a true leader.

Check out Hafeez's full story exploring his career journey.

Chris Gumas, Ruland Manufacturing Co., Inc. Honored with Inaugural Robert K. Callahan Future Leadesrs 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.