Business Program

3D Printing | Update on the Strategic Plan|Teamwork: Power of Partnership | Dynamics of Global Relationships| Future of Distribution: Panel |BSA Update | ABMA Update

BSA builds relationships. This year's Business program focuses on the importance of essential industry relationships.

3D Printing - Separating the Myths from the Marketing
Sunday, May 3, 9:00 am - 9:15 am
Bryce Pfanenstiel, Co-Founder at FORGE

From 3D printed guns to 3D printed organs, 3D printing is dominating headlines while raising awareness and demand for manufacturing.  But, is this hype justified?  What are the hard questions the reporters aren't asking?  How do successful relationships impact implementation of new technologies? Join Bryce Pfanenstiel of FORGE 3D Printing, as he explains the current state of this technology and if it can save you time and money. Click here to learn more about Bryce Pfanenstiel.

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Update on the Strategic Plan
Sunday, May 3, 9:45 am - 10:30 am

The August 2013 Stategic Planning Meeting resulted in four stategies: expand membership, enhance convention content and leverage member strengths in delivering content, develop brand stategy and increase participation. This will serve to update those initiatives.

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Teamwork: Power of Partnership

Sunday, May 3rd, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
The Passing Zone: Jon Wee and Owen Morse are a comedy juggling team

Jon Wee and Owen Morse are a comedy juggling team called The Passing Zone.

Their success is proven, their talent unique, and nowhere else will you see such an exciting demonstration of the amazing things that can be accomplished when people work together.

The Passing Zone is a comedy duo who not only work together - their safety is in each other's hands! Every moment is a clear example of collaboration between two people who have prepared, who rely on each other's strengths, who communicate, trust, and have fun cooperating. Enjoy this entertaining and inspiring performance while discovering the importance of recovering from setbacks, how working well together creates a cohesive, effective team, the value of trust, what it takes for teamwork excellence, how to foster relationships with partners and customers and how to laugh together.

They have 4 Guinness World Records, 18 Gold Medals from the International Jugglers' Association, have been seen on The Tonight Show, Today Show , America's Got Talent, been featured at The White House, a Royal Command Performance for Prince Charles and have performed with  Bob Hope, Tony Bennet, Bob Newhart, George Carlin and many more.

Click here to learn more about The Passing Zone.

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Dynamics of Global Relationships

Monday, May 4th, 8:15 am - 9:15 am
Speakers: Richard Kyle, President and CEO, The Timken Company
Masahide Matsubara, Director Executive Vice President, NSK Ltd.
Tom Johnston
e, Retired President and CEO, SKF

The planning committee invited three prominent industry leaders to talk about how relationships play a role today, tomorrow and in the future and keys to beneficial relationships and pitfalls in their region. 



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The Future of Distribution Panel

Monday, May 4th, 9:45 am - 11:00 am
Moderator: Peter Negri, BSA Past President, CEO, Jamaica Bearings, Inc.
Panelists: Richard Kyle, President and CEO, The Timken Company
Masahide Matsubara,
Director, Executive Vice President, NSK Ltd.
Tom Johnstone, Retired President and CEO, SKF
Carl James,
Chairmen, President and CEO, BDI
Steve Smidler, President, Kaman Industrial Technologies Corporation

A frank discussion about the current state of distribution, current trends and notions for the future.  

If you have any specfic questions regarding this panel discussion, please email your questions to Jean Stone or hand your questions to any BSA staff person on-site.

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BSA Update

Sunday, May 3rd

Tim Breen, President & CEO of Motion Industries, Inc. and BSA Vice President will provide an update on the bearing industry's growth from the distributor perspective including data from BSA's Annual Distributor Report Survey.



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ABMA Update

Sunday, May 3rd

The chair of ABMA, Brian Lindsay, CEO of NSK Americas will present an update on growth in the bearing industry from the perspective of the American Bearing Manufacturers Association.

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