Chicago, ILThe Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) has announced it will be hosting its annual Spring Leaders Conference March 21-23, 2013, in San Antonio, Texas. The Spring Leaders Conference offers something for everyone and includes:

--Committee meetings for PTDA volunteers and elected directors

--A General Educational Session for all PTDA members, and

--The popular Leadership Development Conference especially designed to prepare up-and-coming leaders.

Featured in the General Educational Session is seasoned veteran Kevin Boyle, president, Industrial Distribution Consulting, LLC, a  widely recognized expert in the field of distributor and manufacturer business relationships. Boyle’s interactive program, “Building Profitable Partnerships Between Distributors and Manufacturers Through Understanding” enables participating supply chain partners to dig into the details of how to improve through true value-added programs and hot button issues.

Randy Disharoon, a strategic account manager with Rexnord Industries, LLC, and former U.S. Navy nuclear engineer and trainer, will be leading the day-long Leadership Development Conference component of the PTDA 2013 Spring Leaders Conference. Disharoon’s program, “Developing Leaders for What’s Next in the PT/MC Distribution Sales Channel,” prepares up-and-coming leaders for changes in the marketplace, communications strategies and the world of globalization with sessions, self-evaluations and interactive exercises participants will undertake together and separately to bring out the best leadership qualities in each other.

More details are available at In the meantime, mark March 21-23 on your calendar!

Founded in 1960, the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) is the leading association for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distribution channel. A U.S.-based trade association, PTDA represents 171 power transmission/motion control distribution firms that generate more than $11 billion in sales and span 3,400 locations in the United States, Canada and eight other countries. PTDA members also include 183 manufacturers that supply the PT/MC industry.

PTDA is dedicated to providing exceptional networking, targeted education, relevant information and leading-edge business tools to help distributors and manufacturers meet marketplace demands competitively and profitably. For more information, visit