By Eric Lanke, NFPA President/CEO
After an initial call for volunteers, more than 80 industry professionals from across the fluid power supply chain have signed up to be part of the 2021 NFPA Roadmap Committee. They will work together in the first half of 2021 to discuss and produce the 2021 NFPA Technology Roadmap, a document that will describe the areas of fluid power research and development that are needed to help our industry better meet the needs of its customers and expand into new customer markets. It is updated every two years by the NFPA Roadmap Committee. If interested, you can download a copy of the 2019 NFPA Technology Roadmap at: https://www.nfpa.com/home/workforce/Fluid-Power-Industry-Roadmap.htm
The Committee’s update cycle will be focused between January and August 2021 and will include an introductory webinar, several conference calls and two in-person (or virtual) meetings. Given the size and make-up of the Roadmap Committee, these events are not just sessions to work on the Roadmap, but also to network and connect with partners and potential customers across the fluid power supply chain. Past committee members have cited how informative and rewarding participating in our roadmapping process can be.
A current list of committee members is included at the bottom of this post. All NFPA members – suppliers, manufacturers, and distributors – are welcome and encouraged to appoint a representative to the committee. Ideally, the representative should be an engineer or other technical professional who understands the needs of your company’s customers and the ways in which your products help meet those needs.
We’re also looking for any referrals you are willing to offer into your customer markets. Previous Roadmap Committees have had good representation from OEMs in the mobile hydraulics space, and we have renewed many of those commitments for 2021. In order to ensure that the scope of the new Roadmap is well balanced across all fluid power markets, we are especially interested in any referrals to OEMs in the industrial hydraulic or pneumatic spaces.
Many more details will be shared when the final roster of the committee has been confirmed.
To volunteer, refer a colleague, or learn more, please contact me at email@example.com.
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2021 NFPA Roadmap Committee
Roster as of October 9, 2020
Chair: Michael Betz, Danfoss
Brian Rhode, Afton Chemical Corporation
Daniel Starkweather, Alkon Corporation
Blake Cawley, AMETEK APT
Bud Hoffner, Applied Industrial Products
Robert Haun, ASCO Numatics
Cory Geers, BDI
John Frey, Bosch Rexroth Corporation
Jeff Watts, Bucher Hydraulics
Christian Eitel, Bucher Hydraulics
Todd Harmon, Canfield Industries, Inc.
Jeff Ayers, CIM-TEK Filtration
Lane Boger, Comer Industries Inc.
Zach Christianson, Continental ContiTech
Raffaele Invrea, Continental Hydraulics
Mike McVay, Cross Company
Dominic Catanzarite, Daman Products
Matthew Giloth, Daman Products
Kevin Lingenfelter, Danfoss
Jason Palmer, Delta Computer Systems
Jerry Weber, Delta Power Company
Ivan Sheffield, Des-Case
Jason Parr, Dura-Bar
Chris Heczko, Dura-Bar
Jamie LeClair, Eaton
Adam Livesay, Elevat
Jonathan Gamble, Enfield Technologies
Ben Wallis, eShipping, LLC
Joel Edwards, Faster Couplings
Mitchell Wiese, Faster Couplings
Michael Guelker, Festo Corporation
Randy Hydrick, Flow Dynamics & Automation, Inc.
Matt Loeffler, FORCE America
Todd Pinkelman, Gates Corporation
Derrick Dunn, Geartek
Mark Paxton, HANSA-FLEX USA
Allen Rasmussen, HECO Gear, Inc.
Tim Erickson, HED
Scott Nagro, Hydraforce
Mark Bokorney, Hydra-Power Systems
Jeremy Drury, IoT Diagnostics
Brain Tritle, Iowa Fluid Power
Greg Herman, ITT Corporation
Mitchell Baker, JARP Industries
Jeff Bauer, John Deere
Paul Marvin, John Deere
Tom VanderMeulen, Kawasaki Precision Machinery
Brian Thiel, Komatsu
Gary Dostal, Komatsu
Marcelo Marcos, KTR Corporation
Russell Luzinski, Linde Hydraulics
Christopher Mileti, Lubrizol
Kevin Hein, Master Pneumatic-Detroit, Inc.
Douglas Lacina, Milwaukee Cylinder
Ari Almqvist, Moog
Dave Geiger, Moog
Bob Mosey, Mosey’s Production Machinists, Inc.
Alan McCay, Motion Industries, Inc.
Larry Wesley, Muncie Power Products, Inc.
Bob Bates, National Tube Supply Company
Gary Throw, National Tube Supply Company
Kent Sowatzke, NORGREN
Brad Dittmer, NORGREN
Rob Wuertz, OEM Controls
Brad Bomkamp, Parker Hannifin
Howard Zhang, Parker Hannifin
Scott Glodowski, Poclain Hydraulics
Guillaume Besnouin, Poclain Hydraulics
Jim Becker, QCC – Quality Control Corp
Royal Bush, Royal Systems Group
Thomas Marino, Sidener Engineering Co., Inc.
Jason Looman, Scanreco, Inc
Kevin Smith, Scott Industrial Systems, Inc.
Allan Stutz, Sharon Tube Division of Zekelman Industries
Jeff Andrasik, Smithers
Steven Meislahn, Sun Hydraulics
Keith Bayer, SunSource
Michael Terzo, Terzo Power Systems, LLC.
Andrew Zaske, Tolomatic, Inc.
Beth Figliulo, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions
Johannes Kunze, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions
Michael Cook, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions
Nancy Getz, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions
Tom Zozokos, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions
Scott Jones, Womack Machine Supply
Shane Rabourn, ZSI Foster