The International Fluid Power Society is pleased to announce that Rocky Phoenix, CFPMMH, was elected 2021 president and chair during the IFPS annual meeting. Rocky is the 61st president of IFPS and will take office along with the 2021 board of directors in January.
Rocky served as IFPS membership vice president and is a member of the Fluid Power Hall of Fame selection committee. He has been involved in the fluid power industry for 15 years with Open Loop Energy, Winnemucca, Nevada, working in the mining industry. Rocky is a graduate of North Seattle College, where he earned an associate’s degree in industrial drafting and design. His previous work experience includes many years in the motorcycle and automotive industries. He is an active private pilot.
“I am both excited and honored to be elected president by the IFPS membership for 2021,” Rocky said. “I anticipate a progressive and exciting time ahead for our membership, even in this unique and trying time in our history. I look forward to the progress we will make going forward working with the most knowledgeable and passionate membership I know of in any industry.”
First Vice President: Denis Poirier, Jr., CFPAI/AJPP, CFPHS, CFPIHM, CFPCC – Eaton Corporation
Immediate Past President: Jeff Kenney, CFPIHM, CFPMHM, CFPMHT – Dover Hydraulics South
Treasurer: Jeff Hodges, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPMHM – Altec Industries
Vice President Certification: James O’Halek, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPMIP, CMPMM – The Boeing Company
Vice President Marketing and Public Relations: Scott Sardina, PE, CFPAI, CFPHS – Waterclock Engineering
Vice President Education: Randy Bobbitt, CFPAI, CFPHS – Danfoss Power Solutions
Vice President Membership: John Bibaeff, PE, CFPE, CFPAI, CFPS
Jon Rhodes, CFPAI, CFPS, CFPECS – CFC Industrial Training
Steve Bogush, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPHS, CFPIHM – Poclain Hydraulics
Stephen Blazer, CFPE, CFPS, CFPMHM, CFPIHT, CFPMHT – Altec Industries
Chauntelle Baughman, CFPHS – OneHydraulics
Cary Boozer, PE, CFPE – Motion Industries
Lisa DeBenedetto, CFPS – GS Global Resources
Daniel Fernandes, CFPECS, CFPS – Sun Hydraulics
Brandon Gustafson, PE, CFPE, CFPS, CFPIHT, CFPMHM – Graco
Garrett Hoisington, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPMHM – Open Loop Energy
Brian Kenoyer, CFPHS – Five Landis Corp.
Mohaned Shahin, CFPS – Parker Hannifin
Randy Smith, CFPHS – Northrop Grumman Corp.
Ex-officio – Donna Pollander, ACA, Executive Director
Elizabeth Rehfus, CFPE, CFPS
Paul Prass, Fluid Power Journal
Robert Sheaf, CFPAI/AJPP, CFC Industrial Training
Special thanks to outgoing past president Timothy White, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPECS, CFPMIH, CFPMMH, CFPMIP, CFPMT, CFPMM, of The Boeing Company, and outgoing vice president of education Kenneth Dulinski, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPECS, CFPHS, CFPMIH, CFMMH, CFPMT, of Macomb Community College, as they complete their tenures on the IFPS board. Their many years of service, commitment, and expertise helped steer the society in its mission.