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.