Author Archives: Eric Lanke

Survey
The NFPA Nominating Committee has recommended the following industry leaders for positions on the NFPA Board of Directors. The election will take place during the Annual Meeting at NFPA’s Annual Conference at Mandarin Oriental in Miami, Florida, on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. All terms will begin July 1, 2020. Only the Official Company Representatives (OCRs) of the...

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NFPA's Economic Update Webinar is set to provide economic clarity and short-term outlook.
  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 second of those objectives. We call that objective Industry Statistics, and it’s where NFPA...

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NFPA 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 first of those objectives. We call that objective Effective Forum, and it’s where NFPA...

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NFPA News
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO Most NFPA members are aware of NFPA’s close partnership with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). Since first co-locating our IFPE trade show with their CONEXPO-CON/AGG show in 2002, we’ve seen tremendous growth in IFPE as well as tremendous synergy between the IFPE exhibitors looking to sell fluid power...

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NFPA Board of Directors
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO On October 9, 2019, the NFPA Board of Directors met via conference call to review the association’s progress on this year’s strategic objectives and to set the agendas for its three strategic task forces: Executive Forum, Industry Statistics, and Educated Workforce. These strategic task forces address critical issues facing...

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NFPA News
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO It was my pleasure to present on the future of hydraulics at the recent Hagglunds Technology Day in Houston, Texas. More than 30 customers of fluid power technology attended. It was a great opportunity to share some of the positive market and technology growth happening in hydraulics and to...

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Programs like the NFPA Research Supplement Program are made possible in part by the generous support of industry volunteers as well as NFPA Education and Technology Foundation and Pascal Society donors.  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO I recently had the pleasure of attending the October 2019 Summit of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid...

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CCEFP Summit
Programs like the NFPA Research Supplement Program are made possible in part by the generous support of industry volunteers as well as NFPA Education and Technology Foundation and Pascal Society donors.  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO I recently attended the June 2019 Summit of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) at Purdue...

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CCEFP Summit
Programs like the NFPA Research Supplement Program are made possible in part by the generous support of industry volunteers as well as NFPA Education and Technology Foundation and Pascal Society donors.    By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO I recently attended the June 2019 Summit of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) at...

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CCEFP Summit
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO I recently attended the June 2019 Summit of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) at Purdue University. This was the second of two meetings in our last fiscal year where the fluid power research projects supported by our new NFPA Research Supplement Program were presented. In...

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