AEGIS® Recognizes Superior Sales and Service Through Its 2015 Distributor of the Year Awards

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Electro Static Technology announces the 2015 Distributor of the Year awards, recognizing outstanding sales of AEGIS® Bearing Protection Ring Technology.

Each year, Electro Static Technology recognizes its top distributors in 4 distinct categories as well as a top distributor overall. This is the seventh consecutive year the company has honored distributors for their excellence in sales and customer service.

The 2015 Top Distributor Award goes to Bartlett Bearing Company for its outstanding AEGIS® sales campaign to the motor repair market and its unwavering commitment to world-class customer service. Family-owned, Bartlett Bearing is an independent national distributor of bearings and electromechanical parts. Through its "Full Circle Solution" Program and its locations in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Kentucky, Alabama, and Florida, Bartlett provides customers with superior products such as AEGIS® Bearing Protection Rings, expert advice, and exceptional customer training and service. Bartlett has also won the AEGIS® Top Distributor award a number of times in the past. For more information about Bartlett Bearing Company, visit, call (800) 523-3382, or e-mail sales(at)

As a result of its highly successful sales campaign, Motion Industries won the AEGIS® 2015 Power Transmission Distributor of the Year award for a third time. A distributor of AEGIS® products since 2008, Motion Industries serves industrial companies with MRO parts and service through a network of more than 550 locations throughout North America. The company, whose 1550 technical sales representatives make onsite service calls daily, has sold AEGIS® Rings to solve bearing damage problems in food and beverage, lumber, pulp and paper, energy, and a variety of other applications. For more information on Motion Industries, visit or contact your local branch office.

Named Top Distributor of the Year to the HVAC market, Johnstone Supply has been an AEGIS® distributor since 2012. With nearly 400 independently-owned stores throughout the United States, Johnstone dedicates itself to providing the highest quality products and services for their customers. Recognized for its highly successful selling campaign, Johnstone Supply is committed to superior customer service, technical advice and training seminars. For more information, see

In the International market, Fukuda Corporation, is awarded for their outstanding sales campaign and exceptional customer service. Fukuda has been an AEGIS® distributor since 2007. Located in Japan, Fukuda is an import firm specializing in mechanical technology. They offer Japanese machine industries unique accessory parts and equipment produced in Europe and North America. Their highly trained staff focuses not only on products but technical training, diagnosing, testing, and troubleshooting. Contact Yuta Konishi, konishi(at), or call +81-3-5565-6824.

Please join us in congratulating these top AEGIS® distributors on their exceptional efforts and performance!

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, manufacturer of the AEGIS® SGR, is the global leader in the elimination and/or mitigation of induced electrical charges on rotating and moving surfaces. Electro Static Technology is a division of Illinois Tool Works (ITW), a $14 billion Global Fortune 200 diversified manufacturing company with operations in 56 countries.

For more information, contact: Adam Willwerth, Sales and Marketing Manager, Electro Static Technology, 31 Winterbrook Road, Mechanic Falls, ME 04256, Toll-Free: (866)738-1857, TEL: (207) 998-5140, FAX: (207) 998-5143, sales(at),

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