Slate of Nominees Selected for 2021-22 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 NFPA’s Annual Business Meeting, which will take place virtually on February 24, 2021. All terms will begin July 1, 2021.

Only the Official Company Representatives (OCRs) of the NFPA Manufacturer and Distributor Member companies are eligible to vote on February 24. If one of these individuals is not in attendance, 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, 2022

For Chair
Jeff Hand, President & CEO, ROSS Controls

For Vice Chair
Jim Kaas, President, Iowa Fluid Power

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

For Secretary
Keith Simons, President & CEO, OEM Controls

DIRECTORS

Terms expiring June 30, 2024

Joel Edwards, Senior Vice President/ General Manager, Faster/Helios Technologies

Christina Logan, President, Scott Industrial

Paul Ludwig, President & CEO, HED

Mark Snyder, Channel Director, Festo

DIRECTORS

Terms expiring June 30, 2023

Ray Chambers, Chairman, President & CEO, Muncie Power Products (as a Past Chair of the Board)

Greg Gumbs, Regional President & CEO, Bosch Rexroth North America

Jeff Herrin, Vice President, Research and Development, Danfoss

Scott Meldeau, Commercial VP, Norgren

David Price, Senior Global Marketing Manager, HydraForce

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

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 2021-22, 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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