Most BSA activities are carried out by committees under the board's direction.
BSA members and participating manufacturers are encouraged to take an active role in the association by participating on these committees. Committee members are expected to attend committee meetings which are generally held three times per year – in the Fall (usually late September), in the Winter (usually in late January to early February) and at the Annual Convention.
If you are interested in joining a BSA Committee, click here for a Committee Preference Form
Today BSA's active committees and their purposes are:
Jim Neill, Motion Industries, Inc., Chairman
Brian Davis, Bearings & Drives, Inc., Vice Chairman
David Zoesch, Schaeffler Group, Manufacturer Liaison
To develop or identify and recommend educational materials which will enhance expertise in the industry. Oversees the development and implementation of the certification program to instill confidence that bearing specialists have the quality of knowledge and crtical skills necessary to provide effective service and solutions.
Ellen Holladay, Motion Industries, Inc., Chairman
Jack Simpson, Applied Industrial Technologies, Vice Chairman
To establish theme/subjects for the business program focus of future conventions beginning in 2000 with a commitment to producing a quality convention in line with the current format and mission statement.
Information Technology and Supply Chain Committee
Rex Davis, IBT, Inc., Chairman
Jim Scardina, Bearing Headquarters, Vice Chairman
Tony Martell, NSK Corporation, Manufacturer Liaison
To keep apprised of advancements and improvements in information technology and distributor supply chain efficiencies and develop, as may be appropriate, specific recommendations for them. This committee also supports the Association by recommending programs that will enhance knowledge, disseminate information, and improve efficiencies in the distributor supply chain.
Tom Armold, Applied Industrial Technology, Chairman
Randy Bowen, SKF Service Division, Manufacturer Liaison
To enhance the relationship between distributor and manufacturer and in so doing enhance their image to the customer. Inherent in this purpose is the long-term viability and value of BSA.
James Webster, DXP Enterprises, Chairman
To promote BSA membership to qualified non-member bearing distributors; to identify and invite to the Annual Convention, appropriate manufacturer personnel; to identify and nominate officers and members to serve on the BSA Board of Directors; and to identify and recommend sites for future BSA Conventions.
Andy Nations, Bearings & Drives, Inc., 2013 Convention Chairman
The Convention Committee shall, under the supervision of the Board of Directors and the President of the Association, develop the program of events and activities for the BSA Annual Convention. It shall present to the Board of Directors a general outline of Convention programs. The Committee shall also be responsible for all arrangements for the Annual Convention, and shall act to ensure that a balanced budget is maintained and that deficit spending is avoided. BSA staff shall negotiate and conclude all contractual arrangements pertaining to annual convention.
Task Forces are formed as needed to carry out objectives of BSA's Strategic Plan.
Social Media Task Force
Kevin Haffey, NSK Corporation, Chairman
If you are interested in joining a BSA Committee, click here for a Committee Preference Form.