Author Archives: Eric Lanke

  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO As our Board chair Ray Chambers recently communicated, the NFPA Board of Directors met virtually in late June 2020 for its annual strategic retreat. Among other topics of focus, the Board reviewed the program successes NFPA achieved in its 2019-20 fiscal year. In this post, I would like to...

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Pascal Society update
Pascal Society Updates Make It Easier to Give and Make Valuable Connections Every year, programs supported by the Pascal Society help thousands of students learn core fluid power competencies and expose them to career opportunities in our industry. Now, it's easier than ever for companies to show their support for these programs while drawing extended...

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Education Roadmap road to horizon
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO NFPA is calling on all members to help populate the roster of the 2021 NFPA Roadmap Committee. We specifically need professionals from across the fluid power supply chain – including from our primary customer markets – to serve on next year’s committee and help us produce the 2021 NFPA...

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Collaboration
By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO As our Board Chair Ray Chambers recently communicated, the NFPA Board of Directors met virtually in late June 2020 for its annual strategic retreat. Among other topics of focus, the Board reviewed the program successes NFPA achieved in its 2019-20 fiscal year. In this post, I would like to share with...

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    NFPA Board Meets, Sets Strategic Vision for the Future by Ray Chambers, Chairman, CEO & President, Muncie Power Products As has been necessary for many other successful organizations, the NFPA Board of Directors held its annual strategic retreat in June 2020 virtually, connecting over a series of online meetings to both review NFPA’s...

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Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO In pursuing our mission of strengthening the fluid power industry, NFPA is focused on four key strategic objectives. Here’s a quick summary of the ways NFPA members can benefit from the programs associated with the fourth of those objectives. We call that objective Educated Workforce, and it’s where NFPA...

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NFPA Member News
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO In pursuing our mission of strengthening the fluid power industry, NFPA is focused on four key strategic objectives. Here’s a quick summary of the ways NFPA members can benefit from the programs associated with the fourth of those objectives. We call that objective Educated Workforce, and it’s where NFPA...

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NFPA Board of Directors
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO   On February 10-11, 2020, the NFPA Board of Directors met in person to review the association’s progress on this year’s strategic objectives and to advance our agenda in three critical strategic areas: Effective Forum, Industry Statistics, and Educated Workforce. Effective Forum Our strategic objective here is for NFPA...

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Promote Fluid Power
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO In pursuing our mission of strengthening the fluid power industry, NFPA is focused on four key strategic objectives. Here’s a quick summary of the ways NFPA members can benefit from the programs associated with the third of those objectives. We call that objective Promote Fluid Power, and it’s where...

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NFPA Member news
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO Suppliers – companies that provide products or services to companies that manufacturer fluid power components – are a critical member type in the effective supply chain forum that NFPA represents. In order to help ensure that these members have a voice in NFPA strategy and governance, a Supplier Leadership...

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