EIS congratulates C.C. Vest of Midpoint Bearing for receiving the PTDA Foundation's 2020 Wendy B. McDonald Award
The team at EIS would like to offer our congratulations to C.C. Vest of Midpoint Bearing for being the well-deserved recipient of the PTDA Foundation's 2020 Wendy B. McDonald Award, recognized at this year's annual PTDA Industry Summit on Friday, October 21, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Wendy B. McDonald served as a leader of her family-owned business for over 60 years and is considered a pioneer of the power transmission & motion control industry. McDonald left behind a legacy as a trailblazer for fellow women business owners in the industry, and the PTDA organization has established the Wendy B. McDonald award in her honor. Those recognized with the award are women that have established themselves as true contributors to their companies and have had a positive impact on our industry as a whole.
C.C. started her career in bearing and power transmission with Bearings & Drives in 1979 as an office clerk. She was intentional about picking up any and all tasks that helped improve her understanding of the industry and her role in it, which contributed to her gaining favor with the branch manager. She worked her way up to assistant manager and then a sales position for a bearing manufacturer.
In 1985, Vest co-founded Midpoint Bearing, where she was instrumental in ensuring that the company's business strategy was focused on supplying bearings to the electric motor repair industry. The company was able to find initial success with a steel mill in California. C.C. played a crucial role in growing the company's reputation as a respected source of technical expertise and trusted business partner.
C.C. Vest has navigated her career in the power transmission industry with a determined attitude of perseverance and integrity. Vest's name joined the list of other female pioneers in our market with the announcement of the Wendy B. McDonald award, and we are proud to recognize our incredible business partner and stand together with our friends throughout the industry to applaud C.C.'s extraordinary career.