PTDA honours Keith Nowak with Warren Pike Award
October 31, 2016
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Oct. 31, 2016 – The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) has named Keith Nowak, president of MPT Drives, the 26th recipient of its Warren Pike Award for lifetime achievement in the power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry.
Established in 1984, the award honours individuals who have demonstrated outstanding, continuous, long-term support of PTDA and the PT/MC industry, and is only presented when an individual’s achievements merit this prestigious recognition.
Nowak has been an active and committed PTDA and PTDA Foundation volunteer for more than 15 years. He was a member of the PTDA Board of Directors from 2007-2013, serving in officer positions including a term as president in 2010. Currently, he serves as a Trustee for the PTDA Foundation.
He received the award, named for PTDA’s co-founder and first president, at the PTDA 2016 Industry Summit in San Diego, Calif., and thanked his wife, family and father, who encouraged him to get involved in PTDA.
“He told me you get out of it what you put into it, so I jumped in whole hog. I’ve been attending PTDA meetings since 1998 and haven’t missed one since,” said Nowak. “Just because this industry is ‘industrial’ doesn’t mean you’re going to get dirty. I think it’s crucial we try to get more people involved.”