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International Fluid Power Society Announces Its 2016 President

rance herrenThe International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) is pleased to announce that Rance Herren, CFPSD, CFPECS, CFPMT, CFPAI, National Oilwell Varco, was elected the 56th president of IFPS during its annual meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mr. Herren will take office in January 2016.

Mr. Herren has served as IFPS first vice president, IFPS vice president of certification, and as chair of many IFPS subcommittees. Rance is the manager of hydraulic systems and controls for the Rig Solutions division of National Oilwell Varco in Houston, Texas. He has over 28 years of experience in the application of fluid power technology and holds 10 different IFPS certifications, including Certified Fluid Power System Designer and Master Technician.

“I am honored to be part of such a significant and respected organization as the IFPS and truly look forward to working with our membership and Board of Directors in continuing to advance professionalism, education, and certification in the fluid power and motion control industry.”

– Rance Herren

The following officers were confirmed at the IFPS 2015 Annual Meeting:

First Vice President – Richard Bullers, CFPPS – SMC Corp. of America

Immediate Past President – Marti Wendel, CFPE, CFPS, CFPCC – Curtiss Wright Sprague Division

Treasurer – Jose Garcia, CFPHS – Purdue University

Vice President Certification – Timothy White, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPECS, CFPMIH, CFPMMH, CFPMIP, CFPMT, CFPMM – The Boeing Co.

Vice President Marketing and Public Relations – Scott Nagro, CFPS – HydraForce, Inc.

Vice President Education – D. Dean Houdeshell, PE, CFPAI, CFPE, CFPS, CFPIHT, CFPMHT, CFPMHM – Danfoss

Vice President Membership – Bill Jordan, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPMHM, CFPMHT – Altec Industries, Inc.

Vice President Educational Foundation – Randall Smith, CFPHS – Northrop Grumman Corp.

The following Directors-at-Large were also confirmed:

Randy Bobbitt, CFPHS – Danfoss Power Solutions

Kenneth Dulinski, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPECS, CFPHS, CFPMIH, CFMMH – Macomb County College

Frank Fetty, CFPMHM – JH Fletcher & Company

Jeff Hodges, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPMHM – Altec Industries, Inc.

John Juhasz, CFPECS, CFPS – Kraft Fluid Systems, Inc.

Sam Kaye, CFPS, CFPMT, CFPMM – Ensign Drilling

Jeff Kenney, CFPIHM, CFPMHM, CFPMHT – Coastal Hydraulics, Inc.

Rocky Phoenix, CFPMHM – Open Loop Energy

Robert Post, CFPHS – Bailey Hydraulics

Scott Sardina, PE, CFPHS

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