AD Hosts Largest Ever Gathering of Independent Bearings & Power Transmission Distributors

AD Hosts Largest Ever Gathering of Independent Bearings & Power Transmission Distributors

March 8, 2019

Wayne, PA - On February 5-8, 2019, AD Bearings & Power Transmission hosted its 4th annual AD Winter Meeting at the Trump National Doral in Miami, FL. More than 300 members and supplier partners were in attendance, with over 95 independent distributor companies present. This was the first AD Bearings & Power Transmission event since the merger with IDC-USA on January 1st, 2019, and by all accounts, was the largest gathering of independent distributors ever to assemble in the Bearings & Power Transmission industry.

George Graham, President of AD Bearings & Power Transmission stated, “The AD Winter Meeting was an incredibly exciting event in which to participate. All attendees got a first-hand view of the sheer scale of the organization we have created with the IDC-USA merger into AD. We have received tremendous accolades from both members and suppliers on the value they garnered from the gathering. We can only look forward to bigger and better meetings in the future.”

Throughout this historic meeting, members and supplier partners experienced the best of both worlds as a result of the merger. Presentations were made to share the benefits of innovative programs such as Warehousing, AD Marketplace, AD eCommerce Solutions, and AD HR and Procurement Services. Additional highlights of the AD Winter Meeting included best in class networking, strategic partner briefings, and one-on-one booth appointments.

The best of the best were honored for their participation and commitment to AD:

Member of the Year (As voted on by Suppliers) – State Electric Supply Co.

Supplier of the Year (As voted on by the Members) – HKK Chain

Member Performance 2018 – Tier 1 – CBT

Member Performance 2018 – Tier 2 – IBT Industrial Solutions

Supplier Performance 2018 – Tier 1 – Beltservice Corporation

Supplier Performance 2018 – Tier 2 – ORS Nasco

Largest Growth Percentage for a Network – Network 905 - comprised of Gordon Industrial Supply Company, M.B. McKee Company, PRS Industries, Van Meter, and U S Bearing and Power Transmission Corp.

In addition to the 2018 AD honorees, the following legacy IDC–USA members and suppliers were also recognized for their participation in and commitment to IDC-USA during the 2018 calendar year: 

IDC Marketplace Mountain Shaker - Bearing Distributors, Inc.

IDC Marketplace Mountain Mover - Akron Bearing Co., Inc.

IDC Marketplace Supplier of the Year - Bando USA

IDC-USA Best in Show - Akron Bearing Co., Inc.

IDC-USA Top Dog - Weimer Bearing & Transmission

IDC-USA Supplier of the Year - Nachi America

Pictured Above: AD Bearings & Power Transmission Divisional Board of Directors. Bottom Row (Left to Right): Bob Boyle (AD VP Bearings & PT), Jay Stahl (CBT), Jim Halverson (Van Meter, Inc.), Justin Phelps (Power Drive Systems, Inc.), Jeff Mattson (ISC Companies, Inc.), George Graham (AD President Bearings & PT), Frank Stangl (Weimer Bearing & Transmission). Top Row (Left to Right): Ben Nations (B&D Technologies), Geoff Filker (Eastern Industrial Automation), Bill Weisberg (AD Chairman & CEO), Jeff Cloud (IBT Industrial Solutions), Jack Templin (AD Chief Programs Officer & President of Industrial Divisions), Brad Fitzgerald (Binkelman Corp.), Don Bickle Jr. (S&W Supply Co.), Jim Scardina (Bearing Headquarters Co.).