Join the Journey / BSA 1966-2019

BSA 2019 Convention

Manalapan, FL / May 4-7

About the Convention

Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa


The BSA 2019 Annual Convention will be held May 4 - May 7 at the Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa in Manalapan, Florida.  BSA’s Convention Planning Committee is taking the opportunity to celebrate and recognize our past as we look to our future and encourage attendees to “Join the Journey”. The 2019 Business program focuses how you, your company, and the association will prepare for the future of the bearing industry. Don't miss this forward-thinking event to gain insight and build and strengthen relationships!

Plan now to join us and take advantage of the only annual networking program attended by the highest-level executives from the bearing industry.

This year's program will include:

  • BSA Project Presentations (Sunday Morning)
  • BSA leaders will present current projects sharing how the association is playing a role in preparing for the future. Project presentations will include Product Information Exchange (PIE), Certification and Education, and BSA Excellence Award Program

  • Annual Industry Update
    BSA: Mr. Tom Weihsmann, of Kaman Industrial Technologies Corporation and BSA Vice President
    Mr. Weihsmann will share trend data from BSA's history of PAR reports and have new information about operational and sales information from the current Performance Analysis Report.
  • ABMA: Mr. Chris Coughlin, Executive Vice President and Group President of The Timken Company and ABMA Chairman
    Mr. Coughlin will present an update on growth in the bearing industry from the perspective of the American Bearing Manufacturers Association.

  • The Game Has Changed - John Cassis, founder of the Cassis Group, specializes in team building, talent motivation and leadership. After this presentation, you will see life from a new perspective.

  • Thriving in The Age of The Amazon Effect, Denise Keating, Co-Founder and CEO of DATAgility

  • Industry Trends, Doug Hohner, Senior Partner, Managing Director and Leader of Boston Consulting Group’s Industrial Distribution practice, will address trends in distribution and how the bearing industry can meet and stay ahead of the trends.

  • Craig Karges combines the art of magic with the science of psychology and the power of intuition to create the impression that nothing is impossible. BSA SPOUSES AND COMPANIONS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!

  • Conference Tables
    Eight pre-scheduled, twenty-minute private appointments with channel partners to address bearing industry concerns and resolve business problems.

Don't miss this opportunity that happens only once each year!

Register today for the BSA 2019 Convention!

Learn more about the incredible value in attending the 2019 BSA Convention!

2019 Convention Planning Committee

Jim and Mary Scardina, BSA President, Bearing Headquarters Company
Doug Savage, BSA 2019 Convention Chairman, Bearing Service
Todd and Amanda Hamlin, DXP Enterprises, Inc.
John and Melissa Schoessel, Bearing Service Company of PA
Tom and Peg Weihsmann, Kaman Industrial Technologies Corporation
Rod and Judy Shields, Schaeffler Group
Sara Mallo, Rotorclip Company, Inc.

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Already Registered

  • Bearing Headquarters Company
  • Bearing Service, Inc.
  • Bearing Service Company of PA
  • DXP
  • Kaman Industrial Technologies Corp.
  • Rotor Clip Co., Inc.
  • Schaeffler Group

What They're saying

  • I thought assigned seating for Sunday evening was a great idea. The "team" event made it an even better experience!

    Jeff Williams, General Bearing Corporation

  • Great convention. Liked the change in the business program. Speakers were relevant to our industry. Social events were fun.

    – Jim Fitzpatrick, Bearing Specialty Company

  • The business program was probably the best I have seen BSA execute. Great job.

    – Randy Breaux, Motion Industries, Inc.

  • The entire event was world-class. The attention to detail, schedule and programming were well worth the time and financial investment. The location worked well.

    – Jeff Guritza, Osborn

  • I very much liked the assigned seating, and felt that pushed people to meet each other - as a first time attendee, I liked it very much.

    – Charles Estermann, Weimer Bearing &Transmission, Inc.

  • This was the best convention I've attended because of the meeting structure, content, activities and venue.

    – David Zoesch,  Schaeffler Group

  • It was a beautiful setting, very well run meetings, and some excellent group activities. The camaraderie throughout the organization and the fact that relationships do matter was very apparent.

    –Scott Eiss, NTN Bearing Corporation of America

Relationships Matter

The Annual Convention brings together the top leadership of only authorized bearing distributors and manufacturers and offers unparalleled opportunities to grow successful relationships with trusted supply chain partners.

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