by Eric Lanke
I want to send special thanks out to Brent Archer and Proportion-Air for making the decision to join the Pascal Society at the Gold level.
The Pascal Society is the annual giving society within the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation that is helping us meet the technology and workforce development needs of the U.S. fluid power industry. Pascal Society members, in addition to providing needed financial support to the targeted technology and workforce programs of our Foundation, are invited to serve on several leadership committees that help determine our overall strategy and direction.
Proportion-Air joins nine other companies at the Gold level, the highest level of support within the Society. As a result, company representatives will serve on three separate committees: (1) The CCEFP Steering Committee, where decisions about the future government-funded research strategy of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power will be made; (2) The CCEFP Industry Engagement Committee, where decisions about the specific fluid power research projects funded through the NFPA Foundation will be made, and opportunities to connect regularly with the student researchers will be offered, and (3) The NFPA Roadmap Committee, where decisions about the broad pre-competitive research and development needs of the fluid power industry will be made, including, as a new area of emphasis, improvements in the manufacture of fluid power components and systems.
In speaking with Brent about his decision to have Proportion-Air join the Pascal Society, I was struck by how supportive he was of these efforts, recognizing that an on-going fluid power research program—targeted by industry and engaging a new generation of students—is essential for our industry to tackle long-standing competitive challenges and drive new and innovative solutions.
Pascal Society membership is open to all interested companies. More details can be found here: https://www.nfpafoundation.org/about/pascalsociety.aspx
Thanks again to Proportion-Air!
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