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PTDA Presents Lifetime Achievement Award to James T. Moore II

The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) has named James T. Moore II, a former president of Detroit Ball Bearing (later known as Invetech), the 18th recipient of its Warren Pike Award for lifetime achievement in the power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry.

Moore received the award, named for PTDA's co-founder and first president, at the association's annual Industry Summit in Palm Desert, Calif.  The award was established in 1984 to honor individuals who have demonstrated outstanding, continuous, long-term support of PTDA and the PT/MC industry.

Moore spent his distinguished career with Detroit Ball Bearing/Invetech, eventually becoming its president.  By the 1990s, the company ranked as one of the industry's largest PT/MC distribution firms.  Moore retired after Invetech was acquired by Applied Industrial Technologies in 1998.

During his most active years with PTDA, Moore was noted as being a bridge-builder between multiple constituencies.  He built new lines of communication and understanding across the channel.  Bob Oberholzer, PTDA's president in 1993 and another recipient of the Warren Pike Award, remembers Moore for "doing a yeoman's job, in trying to make harmony between manufacturers and distributors."

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