Level the Playing Field

AD’s Bearings & Power Transmission Division offers endless distribution possibilities for independent distributors and leading manufacturers.

The Bearings & Power Transmission Division leverages the scale of AD and the reach of our sister company, supplyFORCE, to allow our members to compete toe-to-toe with the national chains. We are passionate about delivering above-market growth and increased profitability to both our distributor members and our supplier partners.

The AD Difference

AD has the programs, procedures and people needed to accelerate your growth, increase your profitability, and deliver vital insights and innovative ideas that move your business forward.

Distributor Benefits | Supplier Benefits

Meet the Bearings & Power Transmission Team

AD’s Bearings & Power Transmission Division is managed by a dedicated staff that follows the direction of our members and suppliers through a highly representative committee structure.

  • Jack Templin View Bio
    Jack Templin
    President, AD Industrial Divisions & Chief Programs Officer
  • Bill Childers View Bio
    Bill Childers
    Managing Director
  • Kimberley Smith View Bio
    Kimberley Smith
    Marketing Programs & Events Manager
  • Ashley Snyder View Bio
    Ashley Snyder
    Services Coordinator

Learn more about the personal attention and advocacy our associates provide.

Distributors | Suppliers

Bearings and Power Transmission Divisional Board and Committees

Each AD division has its own Board of Directors and committees that are made up of AD member owners and suppliers who vote on industry-related decisions and provide strategic and tactical input into all major areas of the organization’s operations.

Bearings & Power Transmission Divisional Board of Directors

Jeff Cloud
Regional Manager
IBT Industrial Solutions
Geoff Filker
Principal and Owner
Eastern Industrial Automation
Jim Fitzpatrick
Bearing Specialty Company
Mike Gassmann
Chief Growth Officer
Van Meter, Inc.
Ron Herem
Baldwin Supply Co.
Bob Purvis
Purvis Industries
Douglas Savage
Bearing Services, Inc.
Jim Scardina
Senior Vice President
Bearing Headquarters
Jay Stahl
Vice President
CBT Company Inc.
Ryan Watts
APEX Industrial Automation

Bearings & Power Transmission Product Committee

Cindy Cole
M.B. McKee Co. Inc.
James Elsner
Tri-State Bearing
Nolan Fischer
Operations Manager
Malloy Electric
Tom Lee
District Manager - Western Division
Kurz Industrial Solutions
Chris Lents
Sales Manager
Kirby Risk Management
Frank Marolla
Vice President
Bo Roper
Bearing Chain & Supply, Inc.
Douglas Savage
Bearing Services, Inc.
Jim Scardina
Senior Vice President
Bearing Headquarters
Tim Zerger
BS Group Director – BRG & PT
IBT Industrial Solutions
  • Geoffrey Filker, Principal, Eastern Industrial Automation
  • Our relationship with AD and their partner, supplyFORCE, allows us to retain existing relationships with customers that become national contract accounts and allows us to professionally and aggressively compete with the chains for new National Contract customers.

    Geoffrey Filker, Principal, Eastern Industrial Automation Member since 2015