Fluid Power Journal

Join a Committee!

IFPS has five (5) committees representing three (3) areas of IFPS’s mission statement – certification, standardization, and education. Our committee members provide a cross-section of expertise and experience that steer the direction and momentum of the IFPS. By joining one of our committees, you will align yourself with a community of professional individuals involved with the ongoing changes in the fluid power industry and the IFPS. 

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee advises the Board of Directors and oversee sustainable fiscal positioning, adherence to IFPS financial policies, increasing spendable income and promoting future endowments to ensure sound growth while maintaining nonprofit status.

  • Chair: Jeff Hodges, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPMHM – Altec Industries, Inc.
  • Vice Chair:  Lisa DeBenedetto, CFPS, Argo-Hytos

Certification Committee

The Certification Committee will assure continuous development and improvement of fluid power motion control certifications, based upon defensible standards, to advance the Fluid Power Industry.

  • Chair: Denis Poirier, Jr., CFPAI/AJPP, CFPHS, CFPCC, CFPIHM, Eaton Corporation – Hydraulics Group
  • Vice Chair: Edwin Rybarczyk, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, E.R. Consultants

Education Committee

The Education Committee advances the professional knowledge of those in the fluid power industry by embracing, encouraging, developing, and championing educational and training opportunities.

  • Chair: Ken Dulinski, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPECS, CFPHS, CFPMIH, CFPMMH – Macomb Community College
  • Vice Chair: John Bibaeff, PE, CFPE, CFPS

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee develops strategies that will increase the value of an IFPS membership and involve, influence, and attract new and retain existing individuals, chapters, companies, and associations.

  • Chair: Rocky Phoenix, CFPMHM, CFPMHT – Open Loop Energy, Inc.
  • Vice Chair: Randy Bobbitt, CFPHS – Danfoss Power Solutions

Marketing and Public Relations Committee

The Marketing and Public Relations Committee serves to actively engage in increasing brand awareness through the development of promotional materials and communication enhancing the public understanding and the value of the Society to all.

  • Chair: Scott Nagro, CFPS – HydraForce, Inc.
  • Vice Chair: Scott Sardina, PE, CFPAI, CFPHS – Waterclock Engineering

Board of Directors (elected position)


Strategic Planning Committee (appointed position)

The IFPS Strategic Planning Committee monitors, adjudicates, schedules, and formulates projects designed to advance the mission of the IFPS.

Jeff Kenney, CFPIHM, CFPMHM, CFPMHT, Hydradyne, LLC

Nominating Committee (appointed position)

Jeff Kenney, CFPIHM, CFPMHM, CFPMHT, Hydradyne, LLC

Committees meet via conference call two-three times per year. If you would like to join a committee, e-mail Donna Pollander, ACA, dpollander@ifps.org

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