Andy Nations, CEO of B&D Industrial, leads the Southeast’s largest independently owned distributor of industrial bearings and power transmission equipment. Nations will join Family Business Radio host Meredith Moore at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 28, 2012, to discuss the origins and growth of his family’s 65-year-old firm.
Started by his father, John Nations, B&D Industrial has grown into a multi-state corporation, consistently ranking among the largest of its kind in the U.S. Andy Nations joined B&D after earning his BBA from the University of Georgia in 1971. Over the years, he worked in inside sales, purchasing and accounting, and he even programmed the company’s first computer. He was elected Secretary-Treasurer of B&D, the oldest and original B&D Industrial company, in 1979 and became its President and Chief Operating Officer in 1983. Ten years later, he was also named CEO of B&D Industrial.
Andy has served as president of two international industry trade associations, the Bearings Specialists Association and the Power Transmission Distributors Association. In Macon, Ga., where his company is headquartered, he serves on the Board of Directors of The Georgia Employers’ Association, and he is active in his church and the Macon Rotary Club. He has served on the Board of Trustees at Wesleyan College in Macon for the last four years. He is married to Carolyn, and the couple has three adult daughters, three sons-in-law and four grandsons.
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P.O. Box 4325
Macon, GA 31208-4325