Slate of Nominees Selected for 2020-21 NFPA Board of Directors

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 NFPA Manufacturer and Distributor Member companies are eligible to vote on February 12. If one of these individuals is not in attendance in Miami, 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, 2021

For Chair
Ray Chambers, Chairman of the Board, CEO & President, Muncie Power Products

For Vice Chair
Jeff Hand, President & CEO, ROSS Controls

For Treasurer
Jim Kaas, President, Iowa Fluid Power

For Secretary
Tom Hunter, Vice President, Global Business Development, Husco

DIRECTORS

Terms expiring June 30, 2023

Paul Cooke, Regional President & CEO, Bosch Rexroth North America

Jeff Herrin, Vice President, Research and Development, Danfoss

David Price, Senior Global Marketing Manager, HydraForce

Ryan Schroeder, President, Norgren & Bimba

DIRECTORS

Terms expiring June 30, 2022

Nicole Farrell, Sales & Marketing Manager, Fluidyne Fluid Power

Jennifer Parmentier, President, Motion Systems Group, Parker Hannifin

Jim Slone, Executive Vice President, Business Development, SunSource

John L. Stenz, Chairman & CEO, FORCE America (as a Past Chair of the Board)

Roscoe Wallace, Director of Marketing, Kaiser Aluminum

 

DIRECTORS

Terms expiring June 30, 2021

Rick Bush, President & CEO, Micromatic

John Campbell, Chairman, Clippard Instrument Laboratory

Jon Goreham, President & CEO, Quality Control Corporation (as a Past Chair of the Board)

Keith Simons, President & CEO, OEM Controls

Tony Welter, Vice President, Eaton

Note that in accordance with the NFPA bylaws, nine of the 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 2020-21, the calculation has resulted in an allocation of 7 seats to Manufacturer members, 1 seat to a Distributor member, and 1 seat to a Supplier member.

This allocation does not pertain to the remaining three Director-level Board seats (which can be offered to either Manufacturer or Distributor members at the discretion of the Nominating Committee), 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 (who continue to serve as Director-level Board members).

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