IFPS has five (5) committees representing three (3) areas of IFPS’s mission statement encompassing certification, standardization, and education. Our committee members provide a cross-section of expertise and experience that steer the direction and momentum 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.
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 non-profit status.
If you would like to join the Finance Committee, e-mail Committee
Chair: Dan Helgerson, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPECS, CFPSD, CFPMT, CFPCC - Cascade Steel Rolling Mills, Inc.
Vice Chair: Jose Garcia, CFPHS - Purdue University
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.
If you would like to join the Certification Committee, e-mail
Committee Chair: Rance Herren, CFPSD, CFPECS, CFPMT - National Oilwell Varco
Vice Chair: Timothy White, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPECS, CFPMIH,CFPMMH, CFPMIP, CFPMT, CFPMM - The Boeing Company
The Education Committee advances the professional knowledge of those in the fluid power industry by embracing, encouraging, developing, and championing educational and training opportunities.
If you would like to join the Education Committee, e-mail
Committee Chair: D. Dean Houdeshell, PE, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPE, CFPS, CFPIHT, CFPMHT, CFPMHM - Danfoss
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.
If you would like to join the Membership & Chapters Committee, e-mail Committee
Chair: Richard Bullers, CFPPS - SMC Corporation of America
Vice Chair: Bill Jordan, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPMHM, CFPMHT - Altec Industries, Inc.
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.
If you would like to join the Marketing and Public Relations Committee, e-mail
Committee Chair: Justin Sergeant, CPFS, CFPMHM - Western Integrated Technologies
Vice Chair: Scott Nagro, CFPS - HydraForce, Inc.
Appointed or elected positions:
Board of Directors (elected position)
Tom Blansett, CFPAI, CFPS, CFPIHT, CPFCC - Eaton Corporation
Strategic Planning Committee
The IFPS Strategic Planning Committee monitors, adjudicates, schedules, and formulates projects designed to advance the mission of the IFPS.
Marti Wendel, CFPE, CFPS - Curtiss-Wright Flow Control, Sprague Products
Marti Wendel, CFPE, CFPS, CFPCC - Curtiss-Wright Flow Control, Sprague Products
Fluid Power Educational Foundation
Chair: Jean Knowles, CFPE, CFPS - Spencer Fluid Power. The Fluid Power Education Foundation (FPEF) was created to stimulate, advance and support the sciences and technologies of hydraulics and pneumatics in the North America. In pursuit of this purpose, the Foundation supports education and research initiatives that provide meaningful impact to the advancement of the fluid power industry. The Foundation is wholly supported by fluid power industry firms and Associations, which enable FPEF to bring fluid power to students of all grade levels.