Fluid Power Journal

Executive Profile

Profile: Denis M. Poirier Jr., CFPAI/AJPP, CFPCC, CFPIHM

How did you begin your career in the fluid power industry? I took my first technical course in hydraulics and electro-mechanical maintenance in 1989 while serving on active duty in the United States Navy. As a young sailor working in the ordnance field, I was afforded a very up-close and personal understanding of the true […]

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How did you get started in the fluid power industry? In 2001, I had three kids—and three jobs. A hydraulic shop in Alberta had an opening for a shop hand. It was a good opportunity with better pay, so I took the job. I stayed there for the next seven years, progressing from shop hand […]

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Profile: Randy Bobbitt, CFPS

Why did you decide to work in the fluid power industry? The fluid power industry found me in 1985 when Hydro-Line Mfg., a well-known industrial tie-rod cylinder company at the time, was in need of an electrical engineer to help integrate and support position-feedback sensors into “smart cylinder” products. My prior experience included biomedical, geo-exploratory, […]

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Profile: Rocky Phoenix, CFPMHM, CFPMHT

How did you get started in the fluid power industry? I moved to Northern Nevada to be in a rural setting after living in Seattle, Wash., for 35 years. A chance application for a position with Open Loop Energy in Winnemucca, Nev., as a technician in their company dealing primarily with the mining industry introduced […]

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Fluid Power Journal is the official publication of the International Fluid Power Society



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