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Committees

NFPA is a member-driven organization. Association committees and boards take the lead in directing projects that not only strengthen the fluid power industry, but also provide members with tools for their own success.

Participants benefit personally and professionally, too. While working together for the good of the industry, they have the opportunity to develop strong relationships with other industry leaders. As a member of NFPA, this is your opportunity to:

  • Let your voice be heard
  • Interact with your peers
  • Learn more about the fluid power industry
  • Help inform others about your industry

Governance Bodies

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

  • Executive Committee
  • Audit and Investment Committee

Committee Mission

The Executive Committee acts on the Board’s behalf between Board meetings and serves as NFPA's nominating committee.

 Committee Members

Chair: Marc Weston    Danfoss
Vice Chair: Jon Goreham    QCC - Quality Control Corp

  • John Stenz    FORCE America Inc./Valve Division
  • Ray Chambers    Muncie Power Products Inc.
  • Tricia Fulton    Sun Hydraulics Corp.

Meeting Frequency

The Executive Committee 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 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

  • Sarah Bryan    Danfoss
  • Marc Weston    Danfoss
  • John Stenz  FORCE America Inc./Valve Division
  • Thomas Hunter    HUSCO International, Inc.
  • Jeffery Stuart    Hydra-Power Systems, Inc.
  • Brent Archer    Proportion Air, Inc.
  • Don Bennett    QCC - Quality Control Corp
  • Jon Goreham    QCC - Quality Control Corp
  • John Falcon    ROSS Controls
  • Tricia Fulton    Sun Hydraulics Corp.

Meeting Frequency

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

NFPA Staff Contact

Amy Zignego 
(414) 778-3376

Strategic Task Forces

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

  • Strategic Task Force 1
  • Strategic Task Force 2

Committee Mission

Strategic Task Force 1 helps the Board determine what success "looks like," confides it in to a set of metrics, and tracks progress over time. Its focus for the 2017-18 fiscal year has been on membership growth and engagement.

Committee Members

  • Jim Kaas, Iowa Fluid Power (Chair)
  • Tricia Fulton, Sun Hydraulics
  • Jon Goreham, QCC
  • Michael Chung, Parker Hannifin
  • Paul Cooke, Bosch Rexroth
  • Jim Slone, SunSource
  • Keith Simons, OEM Controls
  • John Campbell, Clippard
  • Bram Mason, BDI
  • Dave Hahne, Industrial Hard Chrome
  • Roscoe Wallace, Kaiser Aluminum
  • David Price, HydraForce
  • Yoshiki Takada, SMC

Meeting Frequency

Strategic Task Force 1 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

Strategic Task Force 2 helps the Board determine what success "looks like," confides it in to a set of metrics, and tracks progress over time. Its focus for the 2017-18 fiscal year has been on workforce development.

Committee Members

  • Jeff Hand, ROSS Controls (Chair)
  • Ray Chambers, Muncie Power Products
  • John Stenz, FORCE America
  • Marc Weston, Danfoss
  • Rick Bush, Micromatic
  • Larry Davis, Daman Products Company
  • Tom Hunter, HUSCO
  • Volker Schmitz, Schmalz
  • Jeff Stuart, Hydra-Power Systems
  • Nicole Farrell, Fluidyne Fluid Power
  • Lori Kieklak, Eaton
  • Rich Huss, Festo
  • Steve Myers, Parker Hannifin

Meeting Frequency

Strategic Task Force 2 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

Lynn Beyer
(414) 778-3364

Working Committees

Provides direction/support to programs aligned with objectives; helps enagage memebrs in creation of value & progra development/delivery. 

  • Econ & Stats Committee
  • IFPE Management Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Roadmap Committee
  • Technical Board
  • Tech School Education Committee
  • University Education Committee

Committee Mission

Provides direction and support to programs that provide data and other market information on the domestic and international fluid power industry and customer markets. Helps engage members in creation of value and in program development and delivery.

Committee Members

Chair: R. Edwin Howe, Enfield Technologies
Vice Chair: TBD
 
  • Ben Trumpower, ArcelorMittal
  • Blake Valentine, Bailey International
  • Larry Foy, Bosch Rexroth Corp.
  • Anthony Welter, Eaton Corporation - Hydraulics Operations
  • Jim Kaas, Iowa Fluid Power
  • Scott Paxton, Lehigh Fluid Power, Inc.
  • Eric Michel, MICO, Incorporated
  • Douglas Lacina, Milwaukee Cylinder
  • John Falcon, ROSS Controls
  • Sue Anne Shogren, Master Pneumatic
  • Marion Burlack, Plymouth Tube
  • Phil Bauer, Galland Henning Nopak

Past Projects

NFPA’s Global Market Reports and Forecasts - Working with Oxford Economics, NFPA and the Economics and Statistics Committee identified and developed a series of Global Market Reports and Forecasts that best match the results from a Global Market Information Feedback Campaign which was made up of NFPA members. NFPA has since launched these new reports to the membership using committee input on properly promoting and distributing this new service. 

Developed NFPA's Electronic Statistical Toolkit, versions 1 - 7. The Toolkit is an excel-based user-friendly software package that expands the user's economic view of his/her company and the fluid power industry by combining multiple NFPA data sources with the types of analytical tools commonly used today.

NFPA’s Stats Dashboard - the committee beta tested this new tool and offered comments and suggestions for further development and improvement. NFPA Stats Dashboard is a web-based interactive tool that allows members to create a series of graphs from NFPA data sources that are saved to their own member profile and only accessible through the member’s custom stats dashboard homepage.

Develop NFPA's Stats Toolkit - The committee will assist NFPA in the development of an Online Toolkit. Redesigning everything, except the original functionality, to achieve a seemless and appealing experience in data/trend analysis, while also building in a high functional management system that will allow NFPA easy and convenient user administration.


Distributor Engagement Initiative (Step 1) - Working with the Distributors Council, develop a new distributor’s version of the State of the Fluid Power Survey, in which the results from the distributor version and manufacturers’ version would be shared with both channel partners.

 

Current Projects

Distributor Engagement Initiative (Step 2) - Working with the Distributors Council, explore the next possibilities for industry reports/surveys that bring additional value to distributor members and prepare a proposal for NFPA’s consideration.

Meeting Frequency

Face-to-face meetings once a year. (August) Conference call / Webcast meetings, depending on pending projects. (situational)

NFPA Staff Contact

Eric Armstrong
(414) 778-3372

Committee Mission

Responsibilities: (1) Direct the overall planning of IFPE 2020; (2) Approve the tactics to implement scope of IFPE 2020, including products and services to be exhibited, the audience to attract and the development of the education program; (3) Provide guidance to staff in the implementation of all show services, activities and programs; (4) Review and approve recommendations of the show planning committees and staff; (5) Review and approve the IFPE 2020 budget; (6) Review and approve the first floor plan for IFPE 2020; (7) Represent IFPE in the collaboration between IFPE and CONEXPO-CON/AGG Show Management; and (8) Help engage NFPA members in creation of value and in program development and delivery.

Committee Members

Chair: David Price
Vice Chair: Rick Guidish

  • Jon Frey    Bosch Rexroth Corp.
  • Marcia Klein    Casappa Corp.
  • Amy Rojas    Comer Industries Inc.
  • Andrew Smulski    Eaton Corporation - Hydraulics Operations
  • Greg Moreland    Fairfield Manufacturing Company, Inc.
  • Nicole Farrell    Fluidyne Fluid Power Corporation
  • Bob Pettit    HAWE Hydraulik GmbH & Co KG
  • James Mundschau    HUSCO International, Inc.
  • Barry Schoenborn HYDAC TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
  • Judy Giersch ifm efector
  • Corey Davis KYB Americas Corporation
  • Andrew Dawson Muncie Power Products, Inc
  • Doug Honig Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • Markus Rauchhaus Poclain Hydraulics, Inc.
  • Dan Ricklefs Sauer-Danfoss
  • James Slone SunSource
  • Michael Lindamood Wandfluh of America, Inc.

Current Projects

IFPE 2020 planning will begin in Fall of 2017.

Meeting Frequency

As needed.

NFPA Staff Contact

Denise Rockhill
(414) 778-3354

Committee Mission

The NFPA Membership Committee actively assists staff in growing membership by helping to identify prospective members, and making contacts as needed to recruit specific prospects.  The committee also helps identify areas of focus for recruitment and makes recommendations for improvements to membership structure, definitions and value statements in support of recruitment efforts.

Committee Members

  • Gordon Weiler    Daman Products Company Inc.
  • John Stenz    FORCE America Inc./Valve Division
  • Rick Bush    Micromatic LLC
  • Bob Mosey    Mosey's Production Machinists, Inc.
  • Markus Rauchhaus    Poclain Hydraulics, Inc.
  • Frank Ashbaugh    R.M. Wright Company
  • Michael A. Hamzey    R.M. Wright Company

Meeting Frequency

As needed.

NFPA Staff Contact

Pete Alles
(414) 778-3350

Committee Mission

Responsibilities: (a) Develops, maintains and supplements the NFPA Technology Roadmap, identifying the areas of pre-competitive research necessary to meet the future needs of fluid power customers, expand fluid power into new customer markets, and attract the best and brightest young engineers to fluid power. (b) Participates in the research project selection process managed by the CCEFP Industry Engagement Committee. Specifically, reviews the research project proposals and helps identify those that will be recommended for funding.

Committee Members

Chair: Jim Kaas    Iowa Fluid Power
Vice Chair: Mark Bokorney    Sun Hydraulics Corp.

  • Andrew Gelder    Afton Chemical Corporation
  • Chuck Rigali    Alro Steel Corporation
  • Ken Baker    Bailey International
  • Ritche Fabian    Barksdale Control Products
  • Scott Meldeau    Bimba Manufacturing Company
  • Gunter Matt    Bobcat Company
  • Enrique Busquets    Bosch Rexroth Corporation
  • Mike Freisleben    CNH
  • Jeffrey Lemonds    Casappa Corp.
  • Aleksandar Egelja    Caterpillar Inc.
  • Nathan Knotts    Chevron
  • Doug Robertson    Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc.
  • Sid Moate    Concentric Rockford Inc.
  • Lyle Shuey    Czero, Inc.
  • Kevin Lingenfelter    Danfoss
  • Michael Betz     Danfoss
  • Jason Palmer    Delta Computer Systems, Inc.
  • Bob Hammond    Deltrol Fluid Products
  • Gary Gift    Donaldson Company, Inc.
  • Jerry Jadwisiak    DunAn Microstaq, Inc.
  • Qinghui Yuan    Eaton Corporation - Hydraulics Operations
  • Jonathan Gamble    Enfield Technologies
  • David Gray    Evonik Oil Additives USA, Inc.
  • Rajeev Kumar    ExxonMobil Research and Engineering
  • Thomas Braun    FasTest Inc.
  • Celine Cabana    FD Groups America
  • Frank Latino    Festo Corporation
  • Bill Haley    FORCE America Inc./Valve Division
  • Tim Saupe    Gates Corporation
  • Mark Torbett    GS Global Resources
  • Bob Pettit    HAWE Hydraulik GmbH & Co KG
  • Yashodeep Lonari    Hitachi America Ltd.
  • Eric Hamkins    HUSCO International, Inc.
  • Barry Schoenborn    HYDAC TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
  • Charles Tuggle    Hydra-Power Systems, Inc.
  • Jason Carter    Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd.
  • Renato Noal    IMI Precision Engineering
  • Steve Schaus    Industrial Hard Chrome, Ltd.
  • Greg Kuhlman    Iowa Fluid Power
  • Kevin Kraft    JARP Industries, Inc.
  • Martyn Molsom    JCB
  • Michael Casper    KYB Americas Corporation
  • Scott Maher    Kaman Fluid Power LLC
  • Tom VanderMeulen    Kawasaki Precision Machinery (U.S.A) Inc.
  • Kazumi Ito    KYB Japan
  • Scott Paxton    Lehigh Fluid Power, Inc.
  • Scott Lane    Linde Hydraulics Corp.
  • Phil Priolo    G.W. Lisk Co., Inc.
  • Shubhamita Basu    Lubrizol
  • Karen Mackey    Main Manufacturing Products, Inc.
  • John Kempf    Master Pneumatic-Detroit, Inc.
  • Rick Bush    Micromatic LLC
  • David Geiger    Moog Inc.
  • Bob Mosey    Mosey's Production Machinists, Inc.
  • Larry Wesley    Muncie Power Products, Inc.
  • Doug Sullivent     Muncie Power Products, Inc.
  • Wiley Abner    NetShape Technologies
  • Rob Wuertz    OEM Controls, Inc.
  • Nic Copley    Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • Anthony Vaughan    Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • Tim Thomas    PARTsolutions
  • Ronald Klimko    Penton Media, Inc.
  • Gilles Lemaire    Poclain Hydraulics, Inc.
  • Brent Archer    Proportion Air, Inc.
  • Jon Goreham    QCC - Quality Control Corp
  • Bruce Downard    R.T. Dygert
  • Jay Dalal    ROSS Controls
  • Volker Schmitz, Ph.D.    Schmalz Inc.
  • Sujan Dhar    Simerics Inc.
  • Cameron MacNeil    Stauff Corporation
  • Mike Stewart    Steelhead Composites
  • Koichiro Tsukane    Sumitomo Heavy Industries Ltd.
  • John Kess    The Toro Company
  • Travis Peterson    Walvoil Fluid Power
  • Tony Zingman    Wandfluh of America, Inc.
  • Randy Peterson    Woodward HRT
  • Sean McCarthy    World Wide Fittings Corporation
  • Steve Cavera    Yates Industries, Inc.

Meeting Frequency

As needed.

NFPA Staff Contact

Eric Lanke
(414) 778-3351

Committee Mission

The Technical Board is a working committee of NFPA which oversees the five-year review and maintenance of NFPA documents.

Committee Members

Chair: John Montague
Vice Chair: Tom Wanke, Milwaukee School of Engineering

  • Barry Verdegan    Cummins Filtration Inc.   
  • Paul Michael    Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • James Rosenbury    Nass controls
  • Gary Baumgardner    Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • John Berninger    Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • Lido Boni    Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • John Jones    Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • Ronald Zielinski    PolyMod® Technologies Inc.
  • Pete Molloy    SMC Corporation of America
  • Paul Schacht    
  • John Walrad    

Meeting Frequency

The Technical Board meets once a year via teleconference.

NFPA Staff Contact

Denise Rockhill
(414) 778-3354

Committee Mission

Provides direction and support to programs that increase the number of technically trained people capable of integrating and applying fluid power, and connect them to careers in the fluid power industry. Helps engage members in creation of value and in program development and delivery.

Committee Members

Chair: TBD
Vice Chair: TBD

  • Antonio Rivera    Basin Precision Manufacturing
  • Maureen Fitzsimmons    Bimba Manufacturing Company
  • David Eckerd    Bosch Rexroth Corp.
  • Dave Spitzenberger Certified Power 
  • Christopher Stovall    CNH
  • Marti Wendel    Curtiss-Wright
  • Larry Davis    Daman Products Company Inc.
  • William Parks    Deltrol Fluid Products
  • Joe Nail Elizabethtown Community and Technical College
  • Donna Pollander    Fluid Power Society
  • Bill Haley    FORCE America Inc./Valve Division
  • Chris Krivanek FORCE America Inc./Valve Division
  • Kimberly Clark    Hydradyne LLC
  • Lon Jennings    Hydradyne LLC
  • Steve Myers Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • Tim Thomas     PARTsolutions
  • Michael Shiels Waukesha CountyTechnical College

Meeting Frequency

Quarterly via conference call. 

NFPA Staff Contact

Carrie Tatman Schwartz
(414) 778-3347

 

Committee Mission

Provides direction and support to programs that increase the number of University engineers educated in fluid power, and connect them to careers in the fluid power industry. Helps engage members in creation of value and in program development and delivery.

Committee Members

  • William Durr    Caterpillar Inc.
  • Jonathan Gamble    Enfield Technologies
  • John Smith    ROSS Controls
  • Jeff Placek    WIKA Instrument Corporation
  • Yogendra Panta    West Virginia University Institute of Technology
  • James Van de Ven    University of Minnesota
  • David Eckerd     Bosch Rexroth

Meeting Frequency

As needed.

NFPA Staff Contact

Lynn Beyer
(414) 778-3364

Constituency Councils

Influences program development and delivery to better serve their individuals needs; helps members plug into programs.

  • Distributor Council
  • Future Leaders Network
  • Supplier Council

Committee Mission

NFPA's Distributor Council influences association program development and delivery to better serve the needs of NFPA's distributor members and helps those members plug into those programs.

Chairman: Jim Kaas, Iowa Fluid Power
Vice Chair:  Jim Slone, SunSource

Current Projects

The Council is currently looking at ways to streamline demand forecasting at the industry level, and develop better information about the distribution channel by building indicators into NFPA statistical information programs.

Meeting Frequency

The Distributor Council meets in conjunction with NFPA's conferences and through conference calls.

NFPA Staff Contact

Leslie Miller
(414) 778-336

Committee Mission

NFPA's Future Leaders Network serves the long-term education and networking needs of its members and encourages career growth and leadership development for the betterment of the fluid power industry and the association. It influences association program development and delivery to better serve the needs of its members and helps those members plug into those programs.

Committee Members

Chair: Tom Hunter, HUSCO International
Vice Chair: Nicole Farrell, Fluidyne 

  • Scott Tatman Acme Foundry
  • Trent Tatman    Acme Foundry
  • Ben Trumpower ArcelorMittal Tubular Products
  • Patrick Green    ARGO-HYTOS
  • Bram Mason BDI-Bearings Distributor International
  • Mollie Lounds Bucher Hydraulics
  • Jeff  Lemonds Casappa
  • Jay Springman Central Steel & Wire
  • Mike McVay     Cross Company
  • Sarah Bryan Danfoss Power Solutions
  • Justin Oberton Delaware Manufacturing (DMIC)
  • Paul Heney Design World magazine
  • Krista Billert Dura-Bar
  • Andy Humann     Eaton Corporation
  • Adam Laskis Flodraulic Group
  • Mary Gannon     Fluid Power Online
  • Bill Haley FORCE America
  • Brian Morris G.W. Lisk Co., Inc.
  • Mike DiFranco GIE Media
  • Lisa Gentile Hallite Seals America, Inc.
  • Aaron Reed Hannon Hydraulics
  • Chrissy Reed Hannon Hydraulics
  • Justin Fluegel Hengli America
  • Patrick Demchko Hollingsworth & Vose Company
  • Andy Black HUSCO International
  • James Mundschau HUSCO International
  • Barry Schoenborn HYDAC Technologies
  • Ron Klimko     Hydraulics & Pneumatics Magazine
  • Jeremy Drury  IoT Division of Hydrotech
  • Bernd (Ben) Hunger IC Fluid Power
  • Austin Peterson Industrial Hard Chrome
  • Roscoe Wallace Kaiser Aluminum
  • Jamie Losie   Karlsson Spools
  • Greg Broschka Kepner Products
  • Sean Connolly KP Components
  • Gavin Lynch Lynch Fluid Controls
  • Sabrina Oliveri Lynch Fluid Controls
  • Ben Stoller Magnetek
  • Jason Dougherty  Magnetek
  • Andrew  Dawson Muncie Power Products
  • Kevin Woehhler Muncie Power Products
  • Michelle Kopier     OEM Off-Highway
  • Adam Frey     Poclain Hydraulics
  • Corey Reynolds Poclain Hydraulics
  • Melissa Sprinkle Precision Hydraulic Cylinders
  • Brent Archer Proportion Air
  • Parker Lancaster PSI Fluid Power
  • Frank Ashbaugh R.M. Wright Company
  • John Falcon ROSS Controls
  • Patrick Young SPX Hydraulic Technologies
  • Kevin Cochran Sun Hydraulics
  • Justin Schwarm SunSource
  • Felice One Tuson
  • Rachel  Hird   Wandfluh of America
  • Shane  Krupinski Wandfluh of America
  • Mary McDermott     Wandfluh of America
  • Thomas Lazar WTWH Media

Meeting Frequency

Twice a year in-person at the Annual Conference and the Industry and Economic Outlook Conference, and via conference call as needed.

NFPA Staff Contact

Leslie Miller
(414) 778-3369

Committee Mission

NFPA's Supplier Council influences association program development and delivery to better serve the needs of NFPA's supplier members and helps those members plug into those programs. All Product and Service Suppliers are part of this Council.

Committee Members

Chair: Dave Hahne, Industrial Hard Chrome
Vice Chair:  Roscoe Wallace, Kaiser Aluminum

Past Projects

Supplier Council projects include: Annual tabletop exhibit opportunities at the NFPA Industry and Economic Outlook Conference; an ongoing series of educational articles in the NFPA Reporter on-line newsletter; and, the Annual NFPA Invitational Golf Tournament to support the NFPA Foundation.

Current Projects

NFPA’s Supplier Council Projects underscore the Council’s commitment to promoting the industry, workforce development and support of the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation.

Meeting Frequency

The Supplier Council meets when necessary in conjunction with all regularly scheduled NFPA conferences.

NFPA Staff Contact

Leslie Miller
(414) 778-3369

External Committees

  • CCEFP Industry Engagement Committee
  • CCEFP Steering Committee
  • Standards Council

Committee Mission

Responsibilities: (a) Prioritizes the areas of research study most beneficial to the pre-competitive needs of the fluid power industry. (b) Works with the CCEFP Director to identify principal investigators and universities with the expertise and resources needed to address the prioritized areas of research study. (c) Works with the CCEFP Director to design and distribute a call for research project proposals that results in project proposals aligned with the prioritized areas of research study. (d) Reviews the resulting research project proposals and recommends those that will be funded. (e) Monitors the progress of funded research project proposals, interacting frequently with the principal investigators and students. (f) Mentors and coaches principal investigators and students to ensure that an industry perspective is taken into consideration as research projects progress. (g) Determines when to graduate research projects.

Committee Members

  • Brian Rhode    Afton Chemical Corporation
  • Kent Sowatzke    Bimba Manufacturing Company
  • Gunter Matt    Bobcat Company
  • Enrique Busquets    Bosch Rexroth Corporation
  • Nathan Knotts    Chevron
  • Doug Robertson    Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc.
  • Navneet Gulati    CNH
  • Kevin Lingenfelter   Danfoss
  • Marcus Royal    Deltrol Fluid Products
  • Martin Barris    Donaldson Company, Inc.
  • Jonathan Gamble    Enfield Technologies
  • David Gray    Evonik Oil Additives USA, Inc.
  • Rajeev Kumar    ExxonMobil Research and Engineering
  • Rick Hill    Gates Corporation
  • Barry Schoenborn    HYDAC TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
  • Greg Kuhlman    Iowa Fluid Power
  • Scott Lane    Linde Hydraulics Corp.
  • Shubhamita Basu    Lubrizol
  • Dan Foster    Moog Inc.
  • Paul Gangopadhyay    NetShape Technologies
  • Nic Copley    Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • Anthony Vaughan    Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • Gilles Lemaire    Poclain Hydraulics, Inc.
  • Brent Archer    Proportion Air, Inc.
  • Jon Goreham    QCC - Quality Control Corp
  • Randy Peterson   Woodward HRT
  • Bill Haley    FORCE America

Meeting Frequency

As needed

NFPA Staff Contact

Eric Lanke
(414) 778-3351

Committee Mission

Responsibilities: (a) Establishes and maintains the CCEFP Research Strategy. (b) Ensures that the CCEFP Research Strategy is aligned with the pre-competitive research needs of the fluid power industry, as determined and described in the NFPA Technology Roadmap. (c) Works with the CCEFP Director to seek out other subject matter experts in emerging fluid power markets and applications to further augment the CCEFP Research Strategy. (d) Works with the CCEFP Director to identify and purpose government grant opportunities that align with the CCEFP Research Strategy.

Committee Members

  • Kim Stelson    Center for Compact & Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP)
  • Eric Lanke    National Fluid Power Association (NFPA)
  • Jeff Herrin    Danfoss
  • R. Edwin Howe    Enfield Technologies
  • Kent Sowatzke   Holding Company
  • Jeffery Stuart    Hydra-Power Systems, Inc.
  • Lonnie Love    Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Michael Chung    Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • Anthony Vaughan    Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • David Wormley    The Pennsylvania State University
  • Brent Archer    Proportion Air, Inc.
  • E. Hirleman    Purdue University
  • Theresa Maldonado PhD,    Unviersity of Texas-Rio Grande Valley

Meeting Frequency

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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