Author Archives: Eric Lanke

  By Eric Lanke, NFPA President/CEO Every other year, the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) engages with stakeholders across the fluid power supply chain to refresh and re-publish its Technology Roadmap for the Fluid Power Industry. The NFPA Roadmap is a document that describes the evolving needs of companies in fluid power’s many customer markets,...

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NFPA News
By Eric Lanke, NFPA President/CEO On October 13-15, 2020, the NFPA Board of Directors met over a series of virtual meetings to review NFPA’s strategic objectives and to set and advance the agendas for its 2020-21 strategic task forces. Many NFPA members are not familiar with the Board’s strategic task forces, which are used each...

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Education Roadmap road to horizon
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...

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NFPA News
  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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NFPA News
  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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  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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