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Over 20 Years of Growing Stronger

Our operations in Canada began over 20 years ago and today represents over 20% of our volume. AD continues to grow through successful mergers and an ever-expanding network of independent distributors and best-in-class supplier partners.

All of our members are Canadian owned and operated. They are local market leaders with a passion for growing their businesses through entrepreneurial thinking and strong service. As we’ve grown together, so has our ability to create efficiencies and invest in the people and the programs that drive growth and profitability.

Every AD Canada member and supplier has a real voice in our operations. Through their AD Canada Divisional Boards, they oversee local operations and control all programmatic decisions. And our dedicated local associates are passionate about ensuring the success of our members and suppliers in their home country.

As we look to the future, we believe that AD is uniquely positioned to help independents and suppliers across Canada grow and prosper in an age of increasing consolidation, globalization and channel convergence. We look forward to continuing to grow stronger, together.

AD Canada Bearings & Power Transmission

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


Level the Playing Field

The Bearings and Power Transmission division leverages the scale of AD and the reach of our sister company, supplyFORCE, to allow our members 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.

The AD Bearings & Power Transmission Division is currently looking to recruit independent distributors in Canada who are:

    • Innovative
    • Up & Comers
    • Looking to Grow
    • Looking to Learn
    • Looking to Connect


Join AD

Meet the AD Canada Bearings & Power Transmission Division Team

  • 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

AD Canada Bearings and Power Transmission Divisional Board

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


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