July 2013 Issue
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Letter from the 2013-14 Chairman of the Board - NFPA and the Future of the Fluid Power Industry

By Roger SherrardVice President and President, Aerospace Group, Parker Hannifin CorporationAs I take on the role of Chairman of the NFPA Board of Directors, we are witnessing a fluid power industry that is being shaped by changes in both technology and geography. On the technology front, electronic controls and hybrid-electric systems are changing fluid power's capabilities and applications focus. They are also changing the product offerings of many NFPA members. On the geographic front, U.S.-based fluid power companies are increasingly global in their footprints and their market strategies. In this environment, NFPA's geographic and technological focus has remained steady on "North American fluid power for motion control applications." Your Board of Directors believes that the industry continues to value an association focused in this way, but if we are to understand the totality of our marketplace and position the association appropriately within its context, we need a m...

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