Posted May 2, 2023

AD Bearings & Power Transmission meeting underscores new support staff, member learning opportunities

At the North American AD Bearings & Power Transmission meeting March 21 –24, members and suppliers met the division’s newest team members: Tony Clark, director of supplier relations, joined the divisional team in late 2022; Brooks Bentz, director of member engagement, joined in early 2023. 

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During the member business meeting, Darin Davenport, vice president of bearings & power transmission, led discussions about financial success in 2022 and shared key priorities and program updates for members and suppliers in 2023.

“The division and its members have achieved great success together in recent years, and our collaboration and commitment that shine during this meeting are major contributors,” said Davenport. “We continue to invest in people and programs that bring increased value to the Bearings & Power Transmission community and lead us to even greater success in the coming years.”

The AD team also announced the launch of the Center for Independent Distributor Leadership and the resumption of in-person AD Education Center courses. Members and suppliers also have access to the new Product Playbook, released late 2022.

Division leaders shared search functionality enhancements to AD Marketplace and explained AD MAX opportunities for Bearings & Power Transmission members to learn about how to maximize the value from AD’s programs.

AD added an open booth hall period for this year’s meeting, giving members more time to meet with suppliers outside the formal meeting schedule.