Slate of Nominees Selected for 2017-18 NFPA Board of Directors

Eric Lanke NFPA CEO

 

 

by Eric Lanke
NFPA President/CEO

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 the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua on the island of Maui, Hawaii, on Thursday, February 9, 2017. All terms will begin July 1, 2017.

Only the Official Company Representatives (OCRs) of the NFPA manufacturer and distributor member companies are eligible to vote on February 9. If one of these individuals is not in attendance in Hawaii, they may proxy their vote to another company representative who will be in attendance, or complete and send in a written ballot. The written ballot can be found here. To proxy, please send an email to elanke@nfpa.com, identifying the individual who will vote on your company’s behalf.

 

OFFICERS

Terms expiring June 30, 2018

For Chair
Marc Weston
SVP/CMO
Danfoss

For Vice Chair
Jon Goreham
President
QCC, LLC

For Treasurer
John L. Stenz
Chairman & CEO
FORCE America, Inc.

For Secretary
Ray Chambers
Chairman, CEO & President
Muncie Power Products

 

 

DIRECTORS

Terms expiring June 30, 2020

Paul Cooke
President & CEO
Bosch Rexroth Americas

Tom Hunter
VP of Global Business Development
HUSCO International

Volker Schmitz
President
Schmalz, Inc.

 

DIRECTORS

Terms expiring June 30, 2019

Michael Chung
President, Automation Group
Parker Hannifin

Tricia Fulton
CFO
Sun Hydraulics
(as a Past Chair of the Board)

Dave Hahne
President
Industrial Hard Chrome

Jeff Hand
President & CEO
ROSS Controls

Jim Kaas
President
Iowa Fluid Power

 

DIRECTORS

Terms expiring June 30, 2018

Rick Bush
President & CEO
Micromatic LLC

Larry Davis
CEO
Daman Products Company

Richard Huss
President & CEO
Festo Corporation

Keith Simons
President
OEM Controls, Inc.

Jeff Stuart
President & CEO
Hydra-Power Systems, Inc.
(as a Past Chair of the Board)

 

Note that in accordance with the NFPA bylaws, twelve director-level board seats are allocated to manufacturer, distributor and supplier members in numbers proportionate to the contributions of these three constituencies to NFPA’s overall dues revenue. This calculation is performed each fiscal year, based on the rolling averages of the previous three fiscal years. For 2017-18, the calculation has resulted in an allocation of ten seats to manufacturer members, one seat to a distributor member, and one seat to a supplier member. This allocation does not include the officer positions—which are nominated separately and can contain any number of manufacturer or distributor members—or the two most recent Past Chairs of the Board still serving in director positions.

Adoption of this slate of candidates will therefore leave one director position vacant—allocated to a manufacturer member. This vacancy is the result of a recent resignation from the Board. In accordance with the NFPA bylaws, the Nominating Committee will identify an appropriate candidate for this position and, following the Annual Conference, the Board will vote on their appointment.

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