NFPA Elects Tricia Fulton to Chair the Board of Directors

Tricia Fulton, first Chairwoman of the NFPA Board of DirectorsThe NFPA officially has elected Tricia Fulton, the Chief Financial Officer at Sun Hydraulics, to be the Chairwoman of the Board of Directors for the 2016-17 fiscal year. Fulton is the first woman to hold the position in the Association. The election took place during NFPA’s 2016 Annual Conference in San Antonio in early March. Her appointment will begin July 1, 2016.

“We are thrilled to have Tricia coming on board as the Chair of our Board of Directors,” said Eric Lanke, NFPA President & CEO. “She has been deeply engaged in many of our initiatives and has proven leadership capabilities.”

Fulton has been involved with the association for a number of years. She became part of the NFPA Board of Directors in 2012 and was elected to the Executive Committee in 2014. During her time on the Board, she was particularly involved in the Inclusiveness Strategic Task Force. The Task Force set recruiting strategy, particularly aimed at distributors, and also set strategy to increase engagement among existing members, particularly younger professionals.

Her other activities included chairing the Future Leaders Network from 2012-14, becoming the first Future Leaders Chair to have a voting seat on the Board, and chairing the Econ & Stats Committee from 2013-15. During her time on the Econ & Stats Committee, a number of committee initiatives broadened the scope of the data available to NFPA members and increased engagement in the association’s market information services.

Recent Posts

NFPA Seeking Volunteers for Electrification in Fluid Power Task Force

Deadline to Respond is August 18, 2022 Electrification is a buzzword throughout most industries now and is a common topic being discussed at conferences, events, and board rooms. While many businesses and industries have already embraced electrification, others are still working to understand the impacts, opportunities, and decision points to make. To add further confusion,…

Read More

In Memoriam: Tom Wanke

The National Fluid Power Association is saddened to share the news that Tom Wanke, CFPE, director of the Fluid Power Industrial Consortium and Industry Relations at Milwaukee School of Engineering, passed away June 21, 2022. “Tom’s impact on the fluid power industry will be felt for generations,” said Eric Lanke, president and CEO of the…

Read More

Meet a Fluid Power Scholarship Winner – Brendan McCluskey

Programs like the Fluid Power Scholarships are made possible in part by the generous support of industry volunteers as well as NFPA Education and Technology Foundation and Pascal Society donors. Support these efforts by making a donation. The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded nineteen $2,000 scholarships to students pursuing fluid power technology fields of study. Here’s one of the winners, Brendan McCluskey.…

Read More