The Fluid Power Hall of Fame has inducted 11 industry leaders, six posthumously, for 2019. The International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) is the host this year and recently announced the following inductees:
- Lynn Charlson*
- Hank Fleischer
- Willie Franke*
- John Groot, CFPPS-Emeritus
- Ray Hanley* CFPAI-Emeritus
- William (Bill) Moog*
- Ernie Parker, CFPAI
- Dr. Nicholas Peppiatt, Ph.D.
- Larry Shea, Sr.*
- Bud Trinkel*
- Thomas S. Wanke, CFPE
The award was created to recognize the lifelong contributions of individuals to the fluid power industry. To qualify, nominees have to have had a 25+ year fluid power career. A seven-member selection committee with representatives from across the industry selects the best of the nominees to induct into the Hall of Fame.
A dinner honoring the Fluid Power Hall of Fame inductees will take place on Wednesday, September 25, in Seattle, Washington.
The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) has entered into a partnership agreement with UKI Media & Events to convene and co-locate an advanced hydraulics conference for off-highway vehicle and fluid power engineers at iVT EXPO, to be held August 21-22, 2024, in Chicago, IL. iVT EXPO is an annual exposition for the off-highway vehicle design…
There is still time to register for April’s Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge Final Competitions. We need industry attendees to judge all aspects of the final competitions: the races, final presentations and vehicle design reviews. Industry attendees also participate in exclusive networking opportunities to recruit the next generation of talented engineers. Please register by March 1st.…
A new series of quarterly forecast updates from Oxford Economics is now available on the NFPA website at Global Industry Forecasts. These reports cover the global economy, as well as regional and country developments, and some detailed global industry forecasts. Oxford predicts a slow first half of 2024 with US industrial output being particularly stagnate.…