Author Archives: Eric Lanke

NFPA News
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO The NFPA Board of Directors met the week of June 18, 2018, for its annual strategic retreat. There they reviewed the program successes NFPA achieved in its 2017-18 fiscal year. In this post, I would like to share with our membership some of those successes, especially those associated with...

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Collaboration
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO The NFPA Board of Directors met the week of June 18, 2018 for its annual strategic retreat. There they reviewed the program successes NFPA achieved in its 2017-18 fiscal year. In this post, I would like to share with our membership some of those successes, especially those associated with...

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CCEFP Summit
Application deadline = August 1, 2018 The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA), in collaboration with the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP), has created two new programs to help principal investigators and their graduate students attend and present their research at the CCEFP Summits scheduled for the 2018-19 academic year: Research Supplements are...

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NFPA member news
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO Earlier this month, I was invited by Dave Mayer, Vice President and General Manager of Kaman Fluid Power, to present on markets and trends in the U.S. fluid power industry to Kaman’s employees. First, I would like to thank Dave and everyone at Kaman for the invitation to speak....

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Strategic Planning
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO On Friday June 1, 2018, NFPA held its quarterly Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) seminar series at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Illinois. Having this half-day FPIC seminar at Argonne National Laboratory for the first time is significant because Argonne will be receiving funding from the Department of Energy...

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NFPA member news
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO   An important way of bringing our membership together for the good of the industry is through NFPA’s many leadership committees and councils that help NFPA fulfill its mission and objectives. Recently, NFPA’s Distributor and Supplier Councils have restructured their committees and leadership. For many years, these two Councils...

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Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO   In April I was in Ames, Iowa serving as a competition judge for the NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge hosted by NFPA member and Pascal Society Gold-level donor, Danfoss, at their headquarters. The Vehicle Challenge is a workforce development program designed to support teams of undergraduate students as...

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Legacy Builder Award Recipients
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO   At the recent NFPA Annual Conference in Orlando, four more companies were recognized for reaching Legacy Builder status in the NFPA Foundation. When NFPA started the NFPA Foundation back in 2007, we created the Legacy Builder Award, to be given out at each year’s Annual Conference to any...

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STEM education
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO   At the NFPA Board of Directors meeting in February, Board and Strategic Task Force members participated in an exercise to create a view of the fluid power industry five years in the future. The purpose of the exercise was to identify a set of key factors likely to...

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NFPA News
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO     The latest CEO videos are re-recordings of the presentations I gave at the 2018 Annual Conference. The presentation covers basic information and updates from the past year at the NFPA. NFPA March 2018 Updates Learn more about how the association is doing financially as well as where...

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