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Industrial Supply Association Names Hughes
President & CEO
Industrial Supply Association (ISA) Board Chair-
man Tommy Thompson announced Oct. 13 that
of Jeffrey R. Hughes of Winter Spring, FL has
agreed to serve as President & CEO. The an-
nouncement was made at ISA’s Fall Board Meet-
ing and was the result of an extensive search
process. Hughes joined ISA effective Oct. 12.
“We’re very excited to welcome Jeff as ISA’s
new President & CEO,” Thompson said. “Jeff brings a distin-
guished association, training, and business career background to
ISA and he has a great track record in leading organizations to
growth. He is a perfect fit to take our association to the next level
as he has done with GAMA International, an organization similar
As President & CEO, Hughes will serve as primary executive
support and liaison to ISA Officers, and Board of Directors. He will
represent ISA in external relations, including key industry coali-
tions and media, among other duties.
Hughes was CEO of GAMA International, an organization
dedicated to supporting the professional development of field
leaders in the insurance and financial services industry. Among his
accomplishments, he catalyzed a 76 percent membership increase,
In addition, Hughes brings corporate experiences with AXA
Equitable, AIG, and Metropolitan Life to his work on behalf of the
ISA’s member companies.
“I’m very excited to work with ISA’s volunteer leaders, current
staff and our management company partners at Fernley & Fernley
to lead the organization into the future,” Hughes said. “The
officers and directors are very accomplished professionals in the
channel. ISA is poised to lead the industry through the challenges
facing industrial distribution in
today’s economic environment;
and, I’m grateful to the search
committee, as well as all the
individuals who guided ISA in
this process, for giving me the
opportunity to be a part of ISA’s future,” he added.
The Industrial Supply Association (ISA) is an international trade
association based in Philadelphia.
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The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) recent-
ly welcomed eight new member companies: Intech Bearing Inc.,
Bervina KFT, Brook Crompton USA Inc., Carter Manufacturing
Company Inc., Conveyor Accessories, Inc., Conveyors Inc., Kuro-
da Jena Tec Inc., and T.D. Cross Ltd T/A Cross+Morse.
• Intech Bearing Inc. (Houston, TX) is a distribu-
tor of bearings, belt and chain drives, clutches and
brakes, linear motion products, and PT accessories.
Learn more at www.intechbearing.com.
• Bervina KFT (Budapest, Hungary) is a manufacturer of drive
components. Learn more at www.bervina.com.
• Brook Crompton USA Inc. (Cleveland, OH) is a manufacturer
of high-efficiency electric motors. Learn more at www.brook-crompton.com.
• Carter Manufacturing Company Inc. (Grand Haven, MI) is a
bearing manufacturer. Learn more at www.carterbearings.com.
• Conveyor Accessories, Inc. (Burr Ridge, IL) is a manufacturer of conveyor belt fasteners and tools. Learn more at www.
• Conveyors Inc. (Mansfield, TX) is a manufacturer of material handling components. Learn more at www.
• Kuroda Jena Tec Inc. (Marietta, GA) is a manufacturer of linear and rotary motion products and
services. Learn more at www.jena-tec.com.
• T.D. Cross Ltd T/A Cross+Morse (Birmingham,
UK) is a manufacturer of belt and chain drives, conveyor chain,
shaft couplings and gearing products. Learn more at www.
The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) is a
global association for the industrial power transmission/motion
control (PT/MC) distribution channel.
Jeffrey R. Hughes