Fluid Power Journal

Executive Profile

Profile: John Bibaeff, Jr., PE, CFPE, CFPS

How did you get your start in the fluid power industry? The industry found me. I was working in a manufacturing environment, building equipment for oil and gas well servicing. The life blood of these specialized machines was and largely remains hydraulic systems. No matter how elaborate a mechanism was, it did nothing without fluid […]

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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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Profile: Sam Kaye, CFPMIH, CFPMM, CFPMMH, CFPMT, CFPS

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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