James (Jimmy) Simpson was awarded Emeritus Certification status during the IFPS 2019 Spring Meeting. Jimmy is the third recipient of the IFPS’ Emeritus Certification for his years of dedication and his continuous contributions to the IFPS Certification Programs. Jimmy will be honored on May 29, 2019, at Owens Community College, Perrysburg, Ohio.
The IFPS defines Emeritus status as one who is no longer employed in the fluid power industry, who may still make contributions, and therefore has permission to retain, as an honorary title, his/her certification for the rest of their life.
“Jimmy has been involved in the IFPS since 1989. I have had the pleasure of participating on many committees with Jimmy and he is one of the most passionate professionals I have worked with. Jimmy currently holds nine IFPS certifications including Accredited Instructor,” said Timothy White, 2019 IFPS President.
A candidate for IFPS Emeritus Certification must meet specific requirements, including a nomination by at least three IFPS members in good standing, at least one of whom must be a current or past board member, and maintained continuous IFPS certification for at least 20 years.