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more than 300 power transmission/motion control distribution and manufacturing companies, representing over $20 billion in product sales.

About | Leadership | Warren Pike Award

Warren Pike Award

The PTDA Warren Pike Award recognizes lifetime achievement in the power transmission/motion control industry. Named for PTDA’s first president and co-founder, the award honors individuals who have demonstrated outstanding, continuous, long-term support of the Association and the industry. The award was established in 1984 and is only presented when an individual’s achievements merit this prestigious recognition.

Bill Childers Named the 29th Warren Pike Award Recipient


Bill spent 25 years of his career as VP of sales for Emerson Power
Transmission before moving on to other roles within the industry including president of NSK Canada in 2002 and president of North American sales for Rexnord in 2008 before joining Affiliated Distributors in 2015 where he served as vice president and managing director, overseeing the launch of AD’s power transmission division.
During his career, Bill also devoted his time volunteering for various PTDA committees including serving as Manufacturer Council Chair in 2006 and PTDA Foundation president in 2010. He also served on the PTDA Board of Directors in 2013.

Read the article published in Transmissions where Bill talks about the award, the industry and his volunteer work in an interview with PTDA Executive Vice President/CEO Ann Arnott.

Watch Bill's acceptance speech:

Year Recipient
2018 Ken Miko
2017 Andy Nations
2016 Keith Nowak
2015 John Masek
2014 Kevin McCloskey
2012 Barbara J. Ross
2011 Carlos O. Ingram
2010 W. Penny Omnès
2009 Alan Haveson
2008 Douglas Savage
2007 James T. Moore II
2006 Roger A. Pennycook
2005 Girard G. “Jerry” Etheridge, Jr.
2004 Bob Callahan
2003 David J. Witwer          
2001 Ralph Rivera
1999 James A. Minton
1998 Gene Addington
1997 Robert M. Oberholzer
1996 Gary Dulmes
1995 Gary C. Martin
1994 George E. Flolo
1993 Byron E. Griffin
1991 E.C. (Chuck) Roamer
1990 Paul Fuller
1988 Irving Patron
1987 James A. Creech (posthumously)
1984 Warren Pike