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Committees

Working Committees

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

  • Econ & Stats Committee
  • IFPE Management Committee
  • Roadmap Committee
  • Standards Committee
  • Technical Board

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
 
  • Dan Bagley, B and B Management Labs
  • John Falcon, ROSS Controls
  • Andy Humann, Danfoss
  • Jim Kaas, IFP Motion Solutions
  • Douglas Lacina, Milwaukee Cylinder
  • Scott Nagro, HydraForce
  • Scott Paxton, Lehigh Fluid Power
  • Ben Trumpower, Arcelor Mittal
  • Ray White, J.M. Grimstad
  • Shella Yusuf, Bosch Rexroth

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

Sam Diedrich
(414) 778-3372

Committee Mission

Responsibilities: (1) Direct the overall planning of IFPE 2023; (2) Approve the tactics to implement scope of IFPE 2023, 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 2023 budget; (6) Review and approve the first floor plan for IFPE 2023; (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: Marcia Klein, Casappa Corporation
Vice Chair: Bob Pettit, HAWE Hydraulik

  • Tom Carlson, Deltrol Fluid Products
  • Matt Christensen, Poclain Hydraulics Inc.
  • Nicole Farrell, Fluidyne Fluid Power Corporation
  • Gary Gotting, Wandfluh of America, Inc.
  • Jim Kaas, Iowa Fluid Power 
  • JP Lanz, Bosch Rexroth
  • Jay Moline, Danfoss Power Solutions, Inc.
  • James Mundschau, Husco
  • Bill Parks, Bucher Hydraulics 
  • Dudley Sheppard, SMC
  • Keith Simons, OEM Controls 
  • John Tudor, Texas Hydraulics 
  • Kevin Vanderslice, IFM Efector
  • Mary Dodge, Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • Rick Guidish, VIS Hydraulics

Current Projects

IFPE 2023

Meeting Frequency

As needed.

NFPA Staff Contact

Denise Husenica
dhusenica@nfpa.com
414-778-3354

Committee Mission

Responsibilities: 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. 

Committee Members

Chair: Mike Betz, Danfos
Vice Chair: Brad Dittmer, NORGREN

 

  • Brian Rhode, Afton Chemical Corporation
  • Blake Cawley, AMETEK APT
  • Ada Leung, Anfield Industries Inc.
  • Robert Haun, ASCO Numatics
  • Benjamin Moses, Association for Manufacturing Technology
  • Nathan Weaks, Automatic Feed Company
  • Cory Geers, BDI
  • Jon Frey, Bosch Rexroth Corporation
  • Jeff Watts, Bucher Hydraulics
  • Christian Eitel, Bucher Hydraulics
  • Todd Harmon, Canfield Industries, Inc.
  • Kim Stelson, Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power
  • Jeff Ayers, CIM-TEK Filtration
  • Michael DeFrancesco, Classic Coil Company Inc.
  • Lane Boger, Comer Industries Inc.
  • Zach Christianson, Continental ContiTech
  • Raffaele Invrea, Continental Hydraulics
  • Mike McVay, Cross Company
  • Dominic Catanzarite, Daman Products
  • Matthew Giloth, Daman Products
  • Mike Betz, Danfoss
  • Kevin Lingenfelter, Danfoss
  • Jason Palmer, Delta Computer Systems
  • Jerry Weber, Delta Power Company
  • Ivan Sheffield, Des-Case
  • Jason Parr, Dura-Bar
  • Chris Heczko, Dura-Bar
  • Jamie LeClair, Eaton
  • Adam Livesay, Elevat
  • Jonathan Gamble, Enfield Technologies
  • Ben Wallis, eShipping, LLC
  • Thomas Marino, Exotic Automation & Supply
  • Joel Edwards, Faster Couplings
  • Mitchell Wiese, Faster Couplings
  • Michael Guelker, Festo Corporation
  • Bert Martinez, Fluid Power Concepts
  • Matt Loeffler, FORCE America
  • Todd Pinkelman, Gates Corporation
  • Derrick Dunn, Geartek
  • Mark Paxton, HANSA-FLEX USA
  • Tim Erickson, HED
  • Chris Kolbe, HYDAC
  • Scott Nagro, Hydraforce
  • Russ Schneidewind, Hydraforce
  • Mark Bokorney, Hydra-Power Systems
  • Narendra Gupta, Hyster-Yale Group
  • Rex Wetherill, IoT Diagnostics
  • Brian Steward, Iowa State University
  • Mitchell Baker, JARP Industries
  • Joe Jackan, JARP Industries
  • Jeff Bauer, John Deere
  • Paul Marvin, John Deere
  • Tom VanderMeulen, Kawasaki Precision Machinery
  • Brian Thiel, Komatsu
  • Gary Dostal, Komatsu
  • Patrick Green, Kraft Fluid Systems Inc.
  • Russell Luzinski, Linde Hydraulics
  • Kevin Hein, Master Pneumatic-Detroit, Inc.
  • Rick Bush, Micromatic
  • Douglas Lacina, Milwaukee Cylinder
  • Paul Michael, Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • Tom Wanke, Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • Ari Almqvist, Moog
  • Dave Geiger, Moog
  • Bob Mosey, Mosey's Production Machinists, Inc.
  • Alan McCay, Motion Industries, Inc.
  • Larry Wesley, Muncie Power Products, Inc.
  • Pete Alles, National Fluid Power Association
  • Maddie Parise, National Fluid Power Association
  • Bob Bates, National Tube Supply Company
  • Gary Throw, National Tube Supply Company
  • Kent Sowatzke, NORGREN
  • Brad Dittmer, NORGREN
  • Rob Wuertz, OEM Controls
  • Darren Nowicki, Pall Corporation
  • Brad Bomkamp, Parker Hannifin
  • Guillaume Besnouin, Poclain Hydraulics
  • Ron Zielinski, PolyMod® Technologies Inc.
  • Jose Garcia Bravo, Purdue University
  • Kevin Brown, QP Hydraulics
  • Royal Bush, Royal Systems Group
  • Allan Scales, RSA, Inc.
  • Jason Looman, Scanreco, Inc
  • Kevin Smith, Scott Industrial Systems, Inc.
  • Allan Stutz, Sharon Tube Division of Zekelman Industries
  • Scott McCambridge, SMC Corporation of America
  • Jeff Andrasik, Smithers
  • Steven Meislahn, Sun Hydraulics
  • Keith Bayer, SunSource
  • Michael Terzo, Terzo Power Systems, LLC.
  • Zeke Metzler, Texcel
  • Andrew Zaske, Tolomatic, Inc.
  • Rob Zesch, TraceParts
  • Beth Figliulo, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions
  • Johannes Kunze, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions
  • Michael Cook, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions
  • Nancy Getz, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions
  • Tom Zozokos, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions
  • John McLaughlin, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions
  • Ashlie Martini, University of California at Merced
  • Jim Van de Ven, University of Minnesota
  • Scott Jones, Womack Machine Supply

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: Paul Michael, Milwaukee School of Engineering

  • James Rosenbury, Nass controls
  • Tom Wanke, Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • Lido Boni, Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • Ronald Zielinski, PolyMod® Technologies Inc.
  • Pete Molloy, SMC Corporation of America
  • Greg Beeber, Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • Jonathan Wattelet, Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • Eric Krause, Pall Corporation
  • Al Pacosky, Holmbury, Inc.
  • Paul Schacht
  • John Walrad

Meeting Frequency

The Technical Board meets once a year via teleconference.

NFPA Staff Contact

Denise Husenica
(414) 778-3354

Constituency Councils

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

  • Distributor Council
  • Supplier Council
  • Future Leaders Network

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.

Chair: Christina Logan, Scott Industrial Systems
Vice Chair:  Kevin Kampe, Womack Machine Supply

  • Andrea Tysdal, JEM TEchnical
  • Mike McVay, Cross Company
  • Alan McCay, Motion

Current Projects

The Council is helping source content for NFPA events to ensure relevance for distributor members and to encourage greater attendance among distributors. The Council is also providing guidance to develop better indicators and business intelligence on and for the distribution channel.

Meeting Frequency

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

NFPA Staff Contact

Pete Alles
(414) 778-3350 

Committee Mission

NFPA's Supplier Leadership 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.

Committee Members

Chair: Pete Murray, Dura-Bar
Vice Chair: Ben Wallis, eShipping

  • Mike Brezonick, Diesel Progress 
  • Bob Mosey, Mosey's 
  • Tim McDonald, Thermal Transfer Products

Meeting Frequency

The Council meets twice a year, once at the Annual Conference in Spring and again at the IEOC in Fall.

NFPA Staff Contact

Pete Alles
(414) 778-3350

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: Patrick Green, Kraft Fluid Systems
Vice Chair: John Falcon, Ross Controls

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

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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