AEGIS® Announces their Distributor of the Year Awards for 2013

Aegis Awards

Electro Static Technology is pleased to announce the 2013 Distributor of the Year awards. These six awards recognize outstanding sales and superior customer service of AEGIS® Bearing Protection Ring Technology. For the 5th year in a row, Bartlett Bearing Company is the top winner for their outstanding sales campaign and exceptional customer service to the motor repair market. Bartlett’s “Full Circle Solution” provides their customers with expert advice and customer training in solving bearing current issues with AEGIS® shaft grounding technology.
Bartlett Bearing Company, Inc. is a family-owned, independent distributor of bearings and repair parts for electro-mechanical facilities nationwide. Their product offering has included the AEGIS® shaft grounding ring technology for nine years, ever since the product was introduced to the market. With a wide stock of AEGIS® rings ready for delivery, usually within one day, all Bartlett Bearing locations including Philadelphia, PA, Gastonia, NC, Hebron, KY, Pelham, AL, and a new location in Tampa, FL provide rapid service and delivery of AEGIS® parts. Bartlett Bearing Company, Inc. is devoted to the electro-mechanical and apparatus repair industry. Contact sales(at)bartlettbearing(dot)com or call toll free at 800-523-3382.
In the Power Transmission market, Applied Industrial Technologies wins for the third time for their successful selling campaign. Applied has been a National Distributor of AEGIS® products since 2008. They’ve sold AEGIS® technology in several of their target markets including Food, Wastewater, Government, Aggregate, and Pharmaceuticals to name a few. Visit the Applied website or contact your local Applied service center.

In the HVAC market, Johnstone Supply, is awarded for their successful selling campaign. Johnstone Supply has been a National Distributor of AEGIS® since 2012. Established in 1953 in Portland, Oregon, Johnstone Supply now boasts over 370 independently-owned stores throughout the United States. They are dedicated to providing the highest quality products and services to their customers. Contact Kip Kobatake, kip(dot)kobatake(at)johnstonesupply(dot)com, or call 503-419-9149.

In the International market, Xview Asia Industrial, is awarded for their outstanding sales campaign and exceptional customer service. Xview has been an AEGIS® distributor since 2011. Located in Shen Zhen, China, Xview is engaged in sales and service of well-known high-tech products widely used in various telecommunications, electricity and other related industries. With AEGIS®, they are focused in the HVAC industry as well as ships and container ports. Contact William Wu admin(at)xview(dot)com(dot)cn or call 86-755-866-13530.

In addition, this year we added two new regional awards. For the Best Regional Motor Repair Distributor, Midpoint Bearing is awarded for their continued sales growth and promotion of AEGIS® products. Midpoint has been an AEGIS® distributor in the motor repair market since 2006 and services West Coast, Southwest and Midwest regions. Since 1985 Midpoint Bearing has been providing the industry with premier ball and roller bearings and has a sales team dedicated to providing their customers with the best quality, courtesy and service at a fair price. They have locations in California, Texas, and Oklahoma. Contact Henry Barragan, henry(at)midpointbearing(dot)com or call 800-227-2136.

For Best Regional HVAC Distributor, John R Willis Inc., is awarded for their continued sales growth and promotion of AEGIS® products. John R Willis has been an AEGIS® distributor in the HVAC market since 2006 and services the Chicago area. They represent a select number of manufacturers and offer unique/innovative solutions for the markets they serve. Contact John Willis, john(at)johnrwillisinc(dot)com or call 847-577-3740.

AEGIS® technology is designed for use when variable frequency drives (VFDs) are used to control electric motors. The VFD induces destructive voltages on the motor shaft which discharge through the motor bearings or bearings in attached equipment. These discharges cause fusion craters on the bearing race walls. Over time, this can lead to noise, vibration, bearing failure, and catastrophic motor failure.
The AEGIS® SGR shaft grounding ring channels these harmful VFD-induced shaft currents safely to ground. Unlike conventional grounding brushes, the SGR is maintenance-free and works with virtually no friction or wear for the service life of the motor.

Electro Static Technology is the global leader in the elimination and/or mitigation of induced electrical charges on rotating and moving surfaces. Electro Static Technology manufactures the patented technology AEGIS® SGR shaft-grounding ring for the electric motors and generators and is a division of Illinois Tool Works (ITW), a $18 billion diversified manufacturing company with operations in 44 countries.
For more information, contact: Adam Willwerth, Sales and Marketing Manager, Electro Static Technology, 31 Winterbrook Road, Mechanic Falls, ME 04256, Toll-Free: 1-866-738-1857, TEL: (207) 998-5140, FAX: (207) 998-5143,