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

PTDA Foundation | Robert K. Callahan Future Leaders Award

Robert K. Callahan Future Leaders Award

The PTDA Foundation created the Robert K. Callahan Future Leaders Award to recognize a young leader who exhibits a true passion for the industry and desire to grow within the industry.  


The recipient will receive a plaque and a reimbursement of no more than $2,000 toward continuing education. Continuing education must be either in management, leadership or industrial distribution and must receive prior approval from the PT WORK Force® Outreach Committee. Individual will be reimbursed upon successful completion of continuing education.

Nominations for this award closed June 10, 2022. The criteria are as follows:

  • Nominee must be working in the industry for at least five years.

  • Nominees must be employed by a PTDA member organization at the time of nomination and at presentation.

  • Nominee must exemplify leadership and integrity in all business relationships.

  • There are no criteria with respect to title or position in company.

  • Individual may only receive this award once.

The award will be presented annually (at the discretion of the PTDA Foundation Board of Trustees) during the PTDA Industry Summit.


About the 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. 


To support this award, we invite you to make a contribution to the Robert K. Callahan Future Leaders Fund.