The Power Transmission Distributors Association last week named Pamela Kan as the 30th recipient of the Warren Pike Award for lifetime achievement in the power transmission/motion control industry.
PTDA honored Kan during its 2021 Industry Summit last week in Atlanta.
For more than three decades, Kan has worked for Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation in Pittsburg, California, which provides linear and rotary motion solutions.
Kan today is the sole proprietor of the certified woman-owned company.
“The number one core value of my own company is to preserve our family culture. Likewise, the PTDA family grows and changes, but the family culture has remained the same,” Kan said while accepting the award last week. “We support one another, provide opportunities for growth and success, and embrace the different views and people that help us be our best. I’m proud to be a member of this PTDA family and am excited to be part of the ongoing growth and changes in the next 20 years.”
Established in 1984, the Warren Pike Award honors 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.
Warren Pike Award recipients are selected by the PTDA board of directors.
Kan’s role with PTDA began in 2003 with a committee assignment. She progressed through several volunteer roles, including serving on the Industry Summit Planning task force three times, including for the 2021 program, as a PTDA foundation trustee for five years and leading the PTDA Manufacturer Council as chair in 2011.