CHICAGO — The PTDA Foundation’s Wendy B. McDonald Award recognizes a woman who has established herself as an integral contributor to her company's success and brought positive change to the power transmission/motion control industry. The PTDA Foundation established the award in 2014 to honor the memory of Wendy B. McDonald, one of the power transmission/motion control industry's true pioneers.
An innovating woman business owner, Mrs. McDonald left many legacies through her long career in the industry. Her charm and grace are legendary as well as her philanthropy and commitment to give back to the industry and the communities that led to her success.
The 2017 recipient of the award was Tribby Warfield, formerly of Kaman Industrial Technologies Corporation. Previous recipients include Linda Miller of B&D Industrial, Elizabeth (Liz) Moon of Kaman Industrial Technologies Corporation and Pat Wheeler of Motion Industries (Canada). All these women loved the PT/MC industry and contributed to its success.
When merited, the Wendy B. McDonald Award will be presented annually. Nominations are now being accepted through June 15, 2018, and will be judged by the following criteria:
- Nominees must be female and employed by a PTDA member company within the calendar year for which the nomination is being made
- There are no criteria with respect to title, position in company or years of experience
- Nominees must exemplify leadership and integrity in all business relationships
Download the criteria and nomination form at ptda.org/WBMcDonaldAward. The Award is presented at the PTDA Annual Business Meeting held during the PTDA Industry Summit.
The PTDA Foundation, whose work is funded solely by donations, was founded in 1982 to enhance knowledge, education, professionalism and productivity within the power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry. The Foundation is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation; contributions are tax deductible to the full amount allowed by law. For more information, visit ptda.org/Foundation.