Motion Industries CIO wins PTDA Foundation award

Nov 04, 2018

Ellen Holladay sbMotion Industries has announced that Motion Industries’ Ellen Holladay, senior vice president and chief information officer, was named recipient of the 2018 PTDA Foundation’s Wendy B. McDonald Award.

"To encourage more women to enter the power transmission/motion control distribution industry, the Wendy B. McDonald Award celebrates the women who not only excel at what they do but also bring innovation to their companies and the industry," said Ann Arnott, executive director of the PTDA Foundation. "We are thrilled to recognize Ms. Holladay’s work as a trailblazing woman in this male-dominated field."

Holladay joined Motion Industries in 1990 as manager of systems planning, and has since led the development of Motion's supply chain capabilities. This includes a comprehensive integration platform designed to address the complex requirements associated with business-to-business transactions among North American manufacturers and
suppliers. In addition to CIO responsibilities, Holladay leads the eBusiness and operational excellence groups within Motion.

According to the organization, the PTDA Foundation recognizes a woman who has established herself as an integral contributor to her company’s success and someone who has brought positive change to the power transmission/motion control industry.

Holladay was recognized at the PTDA Annual Industry Summit meeting Oct.17–20 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Nominees must be female and employed by a PTDA member company within the calendar year for which the nomination is being made. There are no criteria with respect to title, position in the company, or years of experience. However, nominees must exemplify leadership and integrity in all business relationships.

Earlier this year, Holladay was also presented the Bearing Specialists Association’s (BSA) Lifetime Achievement Award.