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Board of Directors


Executive Committee


Past Chair
Jeff Hand
President & CEO
ROSS Controls


Chair
Jim Kaas
President
IFP Motion Solutions, Inc. 


Vice Chair
Tom Hunter
VP Global Business Development
HUSCO


Treasurer
Keith T. Simons 
President
OEM Controls


Secretary
James Slone
Vice President
SunSource

 


Board of Directors


Director
Berend Bracht
President - Motion Systems Group
Parker Hannifin


Director
Joel Edwards
Senior VP/General Manager
Faster/ Helios Technologies


Director
Patrick Green
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Kraft Fluid Systems

Greg Gumbs headshot
Director
Greg Gumbs 
President & CEO
Bosch Rexroth North America 

 


Director
Jeff Herrin
Vice President- Research & Development
Danfoss


Director
Chris Kolbe
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
HYDAC


Director
Christina Logan
President
Scott Industrial


Director
Paul Ludwig
President & CEO
HED, Inc.


Director
Scott Meldeau
Commercial VP
NORGREN

 


Director
David Price
Sr. Global Marketing Manager 
HydraForce
 


Director
Markus Rauchhaus
Chief Executive Officer
Nott Company


Director
Mark Snyder
North American Channel Director
Festo Corporation


Director
Ben Wallis
Enterprise Account Executive
eShipping, LLC

Governance Bodies

The Board and the committees it appoints to fulfills its obligations. Sets the strategic vision; ensures appropriate resources to accomplish it. 

  • Audit and Investment Committee

Committee Mission

The Audit and Investment Committee develops audit procedures and policies. It conducts an annual audit of NFPA’s accounting and financial management operations on behalf of the membership, and develops investment policies and procedures for the Association’s working funds and reserves. It meets at least twice each year via conference call.


Committee Members

  • Chair: Tom Hunter, Husco
  • Jim Kaas, Iowa Fluid Power
  • Keith Simons, OEM Controls
  • Jennifer Parmentier, Parker Hannifin
  • Paul Ludwig, HED
  • Mark Snyder, Festo
  • Don Bennett, QCC
  • Alan McCay, Motion
  • Jeff Behling, Stauff Corporation
  • Bill Clippard, Clippard Instrument Laboratory

Meeting Frequency

The Committee meets bi-annually by conference call in Spring and Fall. 

NFPA Staff Contact

Eric Lanke

414-778-3351

Strategic Task Forces

Helps the Board determine what success "looks like," confides it in to a set of metrics, and tracks progress over time. 

  • Effective Forum Strategic Task Force
  • Industry Statistics Strategic Task Force
  • Promote Fluid Power Strategic Task Force
  • Educated Workforce Strategic Task Force

Committee Mission

The Effective Forum Strategic Task Force helps the Board set strategy and determine success metrics for strategic initiatives focused on providing an effective forum for fluid power manufacturers, distributors and suppliers to advance their collective interests.

Committee Members

  • Chair: Greg Gumbs, Bosch-Rexroth
  • Tom Hunter, Husco
  • Mark Snyder, Festo
  • John Stenz, FORCE America
  • Patrick Green, Kraft Fluid Power
  • Bill Clippard, Clippard Instrument Laboratory

Meeting Frequency

The Effective Forum Strategic Task Force holds its meetings in conjunction with meetings of the Board of Directors three times each year. Additional meetings and/or conference calls are scheduled as needed.

NFPA Staff Contact

Eric Lanke
(414) 778-3351

Committee Mission

The Industry Statistics Strategic Task Force helps the Board set strategy and determine success metrics for strategic initiatives focused on providing NFPA members with timely and accurate industry statistics and business intelligence that support improved decision-making.

Committee Members

  • Chair: Keith Simons, OEM Controls
  • Jeff Hand, ROSS Controls
  • Joel Edwards, Helios Technologies, Faster
  • Paul Ludwig, HED
  • Scott Meldeau, NORGREN
  • Chris Kolbe, HYDAC
  • Kevin Kampe, Womack Machine

Meeting Frequency

The Industry Statistics Strategic Task Force holds its meetings in conjunction with meetings of the Board of Directors three times each year. Additional meetings and/or conference calls are scheduled as needed.

NFPA Staff Contact

Pete Alles
(414) 778-3350

Committee Mission

The Promote Fluid Power Strategic Task Force helps the Board set strategy and determine success metrics for strategic initiatives focused on providing opportunities and resources for NFPA members to promote the unique strengths and inherent advantages offered by modern fluid power technology.

Committee Members

  • Chair: David Price, Hydraforce
  • Jim Kaas, Iowa Fluid Power
  • Nicole Farrell, FluiDyne Fluid Power
  • Christina Logan, Scott Industrial
  • Roscoe Wallace, Kaiser Aluminum
  • Markus Rauchhaus, Nott Company
  • Christian Eitel, Bucher Hydraulics

Meeting Frequency

The Promote Fluid Power Strategic Task Force holds its meetings in conjunction with meetings of the Board of Directors three times each year. Additional meetings and/or conference calls are scheduled as needed.

NFPA Staff Contact

Katrina Schwarz

(414) 778-3356

Committee Mission

The Educated Workforce Strategic Task Force helps the Board set strategy and determine success metrics for strategic initiatives focused on helping to increase the number of technical college and university students educated in fluid power and connecting them to careers in the fluid power industry.

Committee Members

  • Chair: Jennifer Parmentier
  • Ray Chambers, Muncie Power Products
  • Jeff Herrin, Danfoss
  • Jim Slone, SunSource
  • Beth Figliulo, Trelleborg Sealing Products
  • Jeff Behling, Stauff Corporation

Meeting Frequency

The Educated Workforce Strategic Task Force holds its meetings in conjunction with meetings of the Board of Directors three times each year. Additional meetings and/or conference calls are scheduled as needed.

NFPA Staff Contact

Eric Lanke

(414) 778-3351

 

Contact Info


6737 W. Washington Street, Suite 2350

Milwaukee, WI 53214

(414) 778-3344 (o)

(414) 778-3361 (f)

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