Future Leaders Webinar

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Leading Through Crisis: Multiple Perspectives for Future Leaders
Thursday, September 24 | 10:00AM CST
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Go beyond textbook best practices for leading your team, department or organization through hard times at the September 24 NFPA Future Leaders Webinar.

John Stenz, Chairman & CEO of FORCE America, Inc, and Jim Kaas, President of Iowa Fluid Power will share their perspectives and experiences leading their organizations through times of crisis and change. Going beyond one-size-fits-all best practices, they will provide perspectives formed through years of experience at different organizations within the fluid power industry.

This webinar is hosted by the NFPA Future Leaders Network and is open to NFPA members who are already involved in or interested in becoming involved in the group. You can learn more here: https://www.nfpa.com/home/membership/Future-Leaders.htm

If you have any questions about the webinar or about the NFPA Future Leaders Network, please contact Katrina Schwarz at 414-778-3356 or email kschwarz@nfpa.com.

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Meet the Speakers

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Jim Kaas grew up in the family business of fluid power distribution. While in high school, Jim designed and built pneumatic circuits with hundreds of air logic valves, assembled hydraulic systems and built test stands. He witnessed first-hand in the 1980s the need for fluid power engineers to be experts in electronics and programming. Jim studied Electrical Engineering at University of Iowa while at the same time creating industry-leading engineering and manufacturing capabilities at Iowa Fluid Power. He is President and owner of Iowa Fluid Power and its sister companies with distribution and engineering facilities from Minnesota through Texas and a private jet charter business in his hometown of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Jim is married with two children and is an avid boater and bicyclist.

John Stenz served in the US Army, drove an over-the-road semi-truck across the USA, and received his degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering before joining FORCE America, Inc. in 1994. John has held various roles in operations, sales, and manufacturing before taking his current role as CEO in October of 2014. John was appointed Chairman of Employee Owned FORCE America, Inc. in 2016. John has been married to Michelle for more than 30 years and is the proud father of two daughters. John is a native of Wisconsin and currently resides in Hudson, Wisconsin.