The International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) is pleased to announce Jeffrey Kenney, CFPMHM, CFPIHM, CFPMHT was elected 2020 president and chair during the IFPS annual meeting in Seattle, Washington. Mr. Kenney is the 60th president of the IFPS and will take office in January 2020.
Mr. Kenney served as the IFPS first vice president and IFPS treasurer, and has served on many committees. He is currently Director of Operations and Sales at Dover Hydraulics South. Mr. Kenney is a Navy Veteran and served in the U.S. Navy from 1988 to1997 as Mate Third Class Petty Officer where he received several awards, including Desert Storm/Desert Shield Medal and Navy Good Conduct Medal.
“I am humbled to be selected by the IFPS membership to serve as the 2020 president and chair. I look forward to supporting the Board of Directors and steer the IFPS in advancing education in the fluid power industry through certification,” said Mr. Kenney.
The following officers were confirmed at the meeting:
First Vice President – Rocky Phoenix, CFPMMH – Open Loop Energy, Inc.
Immediate Past President – Timothy White, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPECS, CFPMIH, CFPMMH, CFPMIP, CFPMT, CFPMM – The Boeing Company
Treasurer – Jeff Hodges, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPMHM – Altec Industries, Inc.
Vice President Certification – Denis Poirier, Jr., CFPAI/AJPP, CFPHS, CFPIHM, CFPCC – Eaton Corporation
Vice President Marketing and Public Relations – Scott Sardina, PE, CFPAI, CFPHS – Waterclock Engineering
Vice President Education – Kenneth Dulinski, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPECS, CFPHS, CFPMIH, CFMMH, CFPMT – Macomb Community College
Vice President Membership – John Bibaeff, PE, CFPAI, CFPE, CFPS – Cad Control Systems
IFPS welcomes the following new Directors-At-Large:
Stephen Blazer, CFPE, CFPS, CFPMHM, CFPIHT, CFPMHT – Altec Industries, Inc.
Daniel Fernandes, CFPECS, CFPS – Sun Hydraulics
Brian Kenoyer, CFPHS – Five Landis Corp.
The following Directors-at-Large were re-confirmed during the annual meeting:
Chauntelle Baughman, CFPHS – OneHydraulics, Inc.
Randy Bobbitt, CFPAI, CFPHS – Danfoss Power Solutions
Cary Boozer, PE, CFPE – Motion Industries, Inc.
Lisa DeBenedetto, CFPS – Argo-Hytos
Brandon Gustafson, PE, CFPE, CFPS, CFPIHT, CFPMHM – Graco, Inc.
Garrett Hoisington, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPMHM – Open Loop Energy
James O’Halek, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPMIP, CMPMM – The Boeing Company
Mohaned Shahin, CFPS – Parker Hannifin
Randy Smith, CFPHS – Northrop Grumman Corp.
Honorary Directors-at-Large and Ex-Officio were also re-confirmed during the annual meeting:
Ex-Officio – Donna Pollander, ACA, Executive Director
Elizabeth Rehfus, CFPE, CFPS
Paul Prass, Fluid Power Journal
Robert Sheaf, CFPAI/AJPP, CFC Industrial Training
A special thanks to outgoing past president, Dean Houdeshell, PE, CFPAI, CFPE, CFPS, CFPIHT, CFPMHT, CFPMHM – Cemen Tech Inc., outgoing Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations, Scott Nagro, CFPS – HydraForce, Inc. and outgoing Director-at-Large, Ed Rybarczyk, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS – E.R. Consultants, as they complete their tenures on the IFPS Board. Their many years of service, commitment, and expertise helped steer the Society in its mission.