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Board of Directors


Executive Committee


Past Chair
Jim Kaas
President
IFP Motion Solutions, Inc. 


Chair
Tom Hunter
VP Global Business Development
Husco


Vice Chair
Keith T. Simons 
President
OEM Controls


Treasurer
David Price
Vice President of Business Development
QCC
 


Secretary
Mark Snyder
North American Channel Director
Festo Corporation


Board of Directors


Director
Jeff Behling
CEO Americas
STAUFF Corporation


Director
Berend Bracht
President - Motion Systems Group
Parker Hannifin


Director
Christian Eitel
Vice President of Engineering
Bucher Hydraulics

 


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


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
Markus Rauchhaus
Chief Executive Officer
Nott Company


Director
Andrew Smulski
Global President, Fluid Conveyance Division
Danfoss


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: Dave Price, QCC
  • Keith Simons, OEM Controls
  • Jeff Behling, Stauff Corporation
  • Paul Ludwig, HED
  • Mark Snyder, Festo
  • Don Bennett, QCC
  • Alan McCay, Motion
  • Bill Clippard, Clippard Instrument Laboratory

Meeting Frequency

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

NFPA Staff Contact

Carrie Berger 

414-259-2023

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 and Business Intelligence Strategic Task Force
  • Technology Task Force, Mobile Applications
  • Technology Task Force, Industrial Applications
  • Promote Fluid Power Task Force
  • Educated Workforce Task Force

Committee Mission

The Effective Forum and Business Intelligence 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. The task force also 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: Mark Snyder, Festo
  • Jim Kaas, IFP Motion Solutions, Inc,
  • Keith Simons, OEM Controls
  • Christian Eitel, Bucher Hydraulics
  • Christina Logan, Scott Industrial
  • Andrew Smulski, Danfoss
  • Bob Mosey, Moseys Production Machinists
  • James Mundschau, Husco

Meeting Frequency

The Effective Forum and 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

As defined in the 2023 NFPA Technology Roadmap, there are many machine-level technology trends that are actively shaping the future of the fluid power industry. These trends include the increasing electrification, connectivity, and autonomous functionality of both the mobile and industrial machines that use fluid power in their power or control systems. NFPA launched this task force to better understand these trends, and to engage stakeholders across the supply chain in the development of the resources and connections that will be needed to keep fluid power positioned at an actuation technology of choice on mobile platforms.

Committee Members

  • Ajay Aripirala, A. W. Chesterton
  • Brian Rhode, Afton Chemical Corporation
  • Ada Leung, Anfield Industries
  • Jon Frey, Bosch Rexroth Corporation
  • David Stevenson, Bucher Hydraulics
  • Jessica Horn, Bucher Hydraulics
  • Laszlo Dobo, Continental ContiTech
  • Anant Jain, Danfoss
  • Sandeep Pawar, Danfoss
  • Mike Betz, Danfoss
  • Mark Petit, Evonik
  • Harley Quarnstrom, Fluid System Components
  • Ron Akers, Gefran
  • Chuck White, Hallite Seals
  • Chad Repp, HED
  • Matthew Via, HED
  • Paul Ludwig, HED
  • Tracy Long, Hengst
  • Ben Holter, Husco
  • Chris Kolbe, HYDAC
  • Travis Schmidt, Hydraforce
  • Russ Schneidewind, Hydraforce
  • Charles Schreiner, Hydrotech
  • Narendra Gupta, Hyster-Yale Group
  • Adam Vogts, IFP Motion Solutions
  • David Tetzlaff, Innovative Hydraulics
  • Brian Steward, Iowa State University
  • Patrick Green, Kraft Fluid Systems Inc.
  • DJ O'Konek, Nott Company
  • John Tudor, Oilgear
  • Brandon Flick, OPS Controls
  • Michael Brooks, OPS Controls
  • Howard Zhang, Parker Hannifin
  • Matt Ogden, QP Hydraulics
  • Jesse Arias, QP Hydraulics
  • Chris Vandermeer, Scanreco
  • Trevor Combs, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions
  • Diego Guidi, VIS Hydraulics
  • Rick Guidish, VIS Hydraulics
  • Enrico Baiocchi, Walvoil Fluid Power

Meeting Frequency

To be determined. First meeting likely to be held in October 2023.

NFPA Staff Contact

 

Eric Lanke
(414) 778-3351

Committee Mission

As defined in the 2023 NFPA Technology Roadmap, there are many machine-level technology trends that are actively shaping the future of the fluid power industry. These trends include the increasing electrification, connectivity, and autonomous functionality of both the mobile and industrial machines that use fluid power in their power or control systems. NFPA launched this task force to better understand these trends, and to engage stakeholders across the supply chain in the development of the resources and connections that will be needed to keep fluid power positioned at an actuation technology of choice on industrial platforms.

Committee Members

  • Brian Rhode, Afton Chemical Corporation
  • Ada Leung, Anfield Industries
  • Cory Geers, BDI
  • Jon Frey, Bosch Rexroth Corporation
  • Sandeep Pawar, Danfoss
  • Harley Quarnstrom, Fluid System Components
  • Tom Miklos, Galland Henning Nopak
  • Sudarshan Sharma, Galland Henning Nopak
  • Tracy Long, Hengst
  • Chris Kolbe, HYDAC
  • Bernd Hunger, IC-Fluid Power
  • Brian Tritle, IFP Motion Solutions
  • Josh Scarbrough, IFP Motion Solutions
  • David Tetzlaff, Innovative Hydraulics
  • Jared Amundson, Norgren
  • Renato Noal, Norgren
  • Todd Frandsen, Norgren
  • DJ O'Konek, Nott Company
  • John Tudor, Oilgear
  • Allan Scales, RSA, Inc.
  • Bryan Day, Thermal Transfer Products
  • Caio Beraldo, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions
  • Sara Baldoni, VIS Hydraulics

Meeting Frequency

To be determined. First meeting likely to be held in October 2023.

NFPA Staff Contact

 

Eric Lanke
(414) 778-3351

Committee Mission

The task force also 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: Chris Kolbe, HYDAC 
  • Tom Hunter, Husco
  • David Price, QCC
  • Jeff Behling, Stauff Corporation
  • Patrick Green, Kraft Fluid Systems
  • Berend Bracht, Parker Hannifin
  • Daniel Lavelle, Bosch Rexroth
  • Steve Meislahn, Sun 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

Eric Lanke

(414) 778-3351

Committee Mission

The Educated Workforce 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: Markus Rauchhaus, Nott Company
  • Paul Ludwig, HED
  • Scott Meldeau, NORGREN
  • Ben Wallis, eShipping
  • Kevin Kampe, Womack Machine Supply
  • John Falcon, ROSS Controls

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

Stephanie Scaccianoce

(414) 778-3345

Contact Info


6737 W. Washington Street, Suite 2350

Milwaukee, WI 53214

(414) 778-3344 (o)

(414) 778-3361 (f)

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