BDI Announces Key Industrial Automation Appointment

Simmerly has served in the industrial control and automation industry in Cleveland for 30 years.

BDI (Bearing Distributors Inc.), headquartered in Cleveland, OH, announces the appointment of Gary Simmerly as Industrial Automation Manager. He is based in BDI’s Cleveland-based Central Support office.

Simmerly has served in the industrial control and automation industry in Cleveland for 30 years. His tenure included ownership interest in Great Lakes Controls, a leading automation distributor for manufacturers. More recently, Simmerly served as a sales/marketing consultant to distributors with automation product lines.

“Gary’s arrival at BDI signals a continuation of our strategy to grow with new product additions. Similar to our fluid power expansion, in-house product expertise for industrial automation will be a major part of BDI’s effort going forward,” says Bill Shepard, Director North America Sales & Marketing.

With 172 global branch operations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia, BDI services manufacturing companies throughout the world. BDI is a leader in the distribution and application of bearings, mechanical power transmission, electrical power transmission, linear motion, fluid power, material handling, and industrial and safety products.  Value-added services offered by BDI include inventory and supply chain optimization, advanced technical support, documented cost savings and end-user training.

 

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