FPIRC14 to Feature Panel on Fluid Power Innovation, Marketplace and Workforce Development

As the only consortium of its kind in North America, the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) invites you to the first annual Fluid Power Innovation & Research Conference 2014 (FPIRC14) to connect with the best and the brightest research faculty, trained students, and practitioners in the field of fluid power technology.

The FPIRC14 will feature a can’t miss panel entitled “Innovation – Marketplace – Workforce,” a discussion on public-private partnerships in innovation, research to marketplace opportunities and the need for an educated workforce.

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The FPIRC14 panelists:

  • Nicholas Zeppos, Chancellor, Vanderbilt University
  • Philippe Fauchet, Dean of Engineering, Vanderbilt University
  • Mark Johnson, Director of Advanced Manufacturing Office, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Thom Mason, Director, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Ken Gray, Global Product Manager, Large Hydraulic Excavators, Caterpillar Inc.

Join us to learn about the latest in creative solutions to overcoming hydraulic and pneumatic technical challenges!

October 13 – 16, 2014
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

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For more information contact Alyssa Burger, Education Outreach Director, Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP), University of Minnesota; (612) 624-4991 – office; (612) 964-3996 – mobile; (612) 626-7165 – fax.

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