Roger A. Pennycook, former president of Boston Gear and former vice president of Textron Fluid & Power Co., was the 17th recepient of the Warren Pike Award for lifetime achievement in the power transmission/motion control industry.
Pennycook, retired after a 20-year career, received the award at the association's annual industry summit. According to the association's press release, the award is not automatically given every year and is presented only if a qualified individual is identified. Nominees are reviewed by the officers of the PTDA's board of directors and the manufacturer council chair. Once a candidate passes this review, e must be approved by the full board of directors.
Pennycook spent most of his career at Boston Gear, eventually becoming president. He completed his career at Textron Fluid and Power before retiring in 2004. He served on the PTDA Manufacturer Council from 1984 to 1988 and as chair in 1987. He was a board director for two years and served on the steering committee for four.
Gerry Ferris, Boston Gear's vice president of global sales, says "Roger is a very customer-focused individual who knows how to grow and improve relationships. His passion for our partnership with distribution spread throughout our organization".
*Photo courtesy of the Power Transmission Distributors' Association.