Fluid Power Journal

Executive Profile

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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Profile: Robert Post, CFPHS

How did you get started in the fluid power industry? My career started in the 1980s developing construction equipment. A hydroelectric clamshell bucket was built to replace the pulleys and wire rope commonly found in such devices. I didn’t design that bucket, but I prepared the documentation and manuals. I was fortunate to work with […]

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Profile: Scott Sardina, CFPHS

How did you get started in the fluid power industry? As like many others, I accidentally stumbled upon the fluid power industry. I started as an intern at Oilgear in Milwaukee, Wis., after my freshman year of college. My career started in the hydraulic systems division, which introduced me to many different applications. I enjoy […]

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