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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. To learn more, download the flyer

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: Jon Goreham QCC - Quality Control Corp
  • Vice Chair: John Stenz FORCE America Inc./Valve Division
  • Ray Chambers Muncie Power Products Inc.
  • Jeff Hand ROSS Controls
  • Marc Weston Danfoss

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

  • Ray Chambers, Muncie Power Products
  • John Stenz, FORCE America
  • Don Bennett, QCC
  • Paul Cooke, Bosch Rexroth North America
  • Jeff Hand, ROSS Controls
  • Tom Hunter, HUSCO International
  • Paul Ludwig, HED
  • Sue Ann Shogren, Master Pneumatic

Meeting Frequency

The Committee meets bi-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
  • Strategic Task Force 3

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 2018-19 fiscal year has been on membership growth and engagement.

Committee Members

  • Paul Cooke, Chair, Bosch Rexroth 
  • John Campbell, Clippard Instrument Laboratory
  • Patrick Green, ARGO-HYTOS
  • Jon Goreham, QCC
  • Dave Hahne, Industrial Hard Chrome
  • Bram Mason, BDI
  • Keith Simons, OEM Controls 
  • Marc Weston, Danfoss

 

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

 

Eric Lanke
(414) 778-3351

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 2018-19 fiscal year has been on workforce development.

Committee Members

  • Tom Hunter, Chair, HUSCO International
  • Ray Chambers, Muncie Power Products
  • Nicole Farrell, Fluidyne Fluid Power
  • Rich Huss, Festo
  • Jim Kaas, Iowa Fluid Power
  • John Stenz, FORCE America
  • Roscoe Wallace, Kaiser Aluminum
  • Tony Welter, Eaton Corp.

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

Committee Mission

Strategic Task Force 3 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 2018-19 fiscal year has been on industry statistics.

Committee Members

  • Tony Vaughan, Chair, Parker Hannifin
  • Rick Bush, Micromatic
  • Tricia Fulton, Sun Hydraulics
  • Jeff Hand, ROSS Controls
  • David Price, HydraForce
  • Volker Schmitz, Schmalz
  • Ryan Schroeder, IMI Precision
  • Jim Slone, SunSource

Meeting Frequency

As needed.

NFPA Staff Contact

 

Pete Alles
(414) 778-3350

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
  • Roadmap Committee
  • Standards Committee
  • Technical Board
  • Tech School Education Committee
  • University Education Committee
  • IoT 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 Husenica
(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: Mark Bokorney, Sun Hydraulics Corp.
Vice Chair: Mike Betz, Danfoss

  • Chuck Rigali, Alro Steel
  • David Hinkle, Bailey International
  • Scott Meldeau, Bimba/IMI
  • Enrique Busquets, Bosch Rexroth
  • Jeff Lemonds, Casappa
  • Aleksandar Egelja, Caterpillar
  • Rich Humason, Clippard Instrument Laboratory 
  • Doug Robertson, Clippard Instrument Laboratory
  • Matt Giloth, Daman Products
  • Kevin Lingenfelter, Danfoss
  • Jacob Paso, Delta Computer Systems
  • Bob Hammond, Deltrol Fluid Products
  • Qinghui Yuan, Eaton
  • Jonathan Gamble, Enfield Technologies
  • Joel Edwards, Faster
  • Thomas Braun, FasTest
  • Frank Latino, Festo
  • David Gray, Evonik Oil Additives
  • Bill Haley, FORCE America
  • Matt Loeffler, FORCE America
  • Rick Hill, Gates
  • Hudson Keyler, Gates
  • Tim Saupe, Gates
  • Mark Torbett, GS Global Resources
  • Bob Pettit, HAWE North America
  • Yashodeep Lonari, Hitachi America
  • Eric Hamkins, HUSCO
  • Barry Schoenborn, HYDAC/Schroeder
  • Charles Tuggle, Hydra-Power Systems
  • Ron Klimko, Hydraulics & Pneumatics
  • Gary Gift, Hy-Pro Corporation
  • Terry Christopher, Hy-Pro Corporation
  • Marty Barris, Hy-Pro Corporation
  • Jason Carter, Idemitsu Kosan
  • Tom Blansett, International Fluid Power Society
  • Donna Pollander, International Fluid Power Society
  • Steve Schaus, Industrial Hard Chrome
  • Jim Kaas, Iowa Fluid Power
  • Greg Kuhlman, Iowa Fluid Power
  • Joe Jackan, JARP Industries
  • Tom VanderMeulen, Kawasaki GTF
  • Scott Maher, Kaman
  • Mike Casper, KYB America
  • Kazumi Ito, KYB Japan
  • Scott Paxton, Lehigh Fluid Power
  • Scott Lane, Linde Hydraulics
  • Shubhamita, Basu Lubrizol
  • Karen Mackey, Main Manufacturing Products
  • Rick Bush, Micromatic
  • Dave Geiger, Moog
  • Bob Mosey, Mosey's Production Machinists
  • Doug Sullivent, Muncie Power Products
  • Gary Chess, National Tube Supply
  • Gordon Kolasingh, Orange Seal
  • Rob Wuertz, OEM Controls
  • Tony Vaughan, Parker Hannifin
  • Bill Mosher, Parker Hannifin
  • David Bibelhausen, Parker Hannifin
  • Howard Zhang, Parker Hannifin
  • Jeff Osterman, Parker Hannifin
  • Michael Crosby, Parker Hannifin
  • Tim Thomas, PARTsolutions
  • Adam Frey, Poclain Hydraulics
  • Tom Price, Price Engineering
  • Jon Goreham, QCC
  • Jay Dalal, ROSS Controls
  • Volker Schmitz, Schmalz
  • Cameron MacNeil, Stauff Corporation
  • Mike Stewart, Steelhead Composites
  • Ervin Scott, Sun Hydraulics
  • Michael Merrill, Swiss Automation
  • Beth Figliulo, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions
  • Fabio Terenzi, Walvoil Fluid Power
  • Tony Zingman, Wandfluh of America
  • Randy Peterson, Woodward
  • Steve Cavera, Yates Industries

 

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 Husenica
(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: Bill Haley  FORCE America Inc./Valve Division

  • Maureen Fitzsimmons, Bimba Manufacturing
  • Tom Blansett, International Fluid Power Society
  • Tony Vaughan, Parker Hannifin
  • David Eckerd, Bosch Rexroth
  • Bob Hammond, Deltrol Fluid Products
  • Bill Haley, FORCE America/Valve Division
  • Chris Krivanek, FORCE America/Valve Division
  • Joe Iberl, Poclain Hydraulics
  • Jim Becker, Quality Control Corporation 
  • Beth Figliulo, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions

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

Chair: Jonathan Gamble, Enfield Technologies
Vice Chair: Tom Blansett, International Fluid Power Society

  • Maureen Fitzsimmons, Bimba Manufacturing
  • Craig Klocke, Danfoss Power Solutions
  • Brian Steward, Iowa State University
  • Tony Vaughan, Parker Hannifin
  • David Eckerd, Bosch Rexroth
  • Jim Ferrero, Deltrol Fluid Products
  • Eric Holland, FORCE America
  • Matt Loeffler, FORCE America 
  • Joe Iberl, Poclain Hydraulics
  • Jose Garcia, Purdue
  • Tom Walendzewicz, Quality Control Corporation 
  • Mike Golla, Texas A&M
  • Michael Cook, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions
  • Jim Van de Ven, University of Minnesota 
  • Yogen Panta, West VA University
  • Kamran Shahroudi, Woodward HRT

Meeting Frequency

As needed.

NFPA Staff Contact

Lynn Beyer
(414) 778-3364

Committee Mission

Assist in benchmarking the state of Internet of Things (IoT) development within the fluid power industry, and provide advice concerning the content of IoT education needed for audiences at NFPA conferences and via webinar. Help staff identify IoT resources, and identify IoT companies that would be valuable resources as members of the association.

Committee Members

  • Scott Rosenzweig, Certified Power
  • Patrick Maher, IMI Precision Engineering
  • Brad Dittmer, IMI Precision Engineering
  • Andrew Johnson, O-Ring Sales & Service/ShelfAware
  • Jeremy Drury, IoT Diagnostics

Meeting Frequency

As needed.

NFPA Staff Contact

Pete Alles
(414) 778-3350

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

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: 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

Katrina Schwarz
(414) 778-3356
 

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

Pete Alles
(414) 778-3350 

Contact Info


6737 W. Washington Street, Suite 2350

Milwaukee, WI 53214

(414) 778-3344 (o)

(414) 778-3361 (f)

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