IFPS Roster of Presidents


* denotes deceased

1960-61 - *Frank Mackin (General Motors Institute)
1961-62 - *Walter Ernst (Ernst and Associates)
1962-63 - *John J. Pippenger, PE (Double A) 
1963-64 - *George Altland (Vickers, Inc.)
1964-65 - *Max Covert (Macomb Community College)
1965-66 - *Dudley Pease (Kenosha Technical Institute)
1966-67 - Russ Henke, PE (Russ Henke Associates)
1967-68 - *Walter Kudlaty (Marvel)
1968-69 - Paul Rolnick (Industrial Publishing)
1969-70 - *John J. Scherer (Scherer Fluid Power)
1970-71 - *Donald V. Wiberg, PE (A.O. Smith)
1971-72 - John H. Wheeler (Texacone)
1972-73 - John C. McPherson (Eaton Corp.)
1973-74 - Paul K. Schacht (Racine Hydraulics)
1974-75 - Ward Sievenpiper (Ward Hydraulics)
1975-76 - Robert L. Wolff (University of Dayton)
1976-77 - *Allen E. Tucker (Scovill Schrader)
1977-78 - *Richard H. Read
1978-79 - Anton H. Hehn (Hehn and Associates)
1979-80 - Anton H. Hehn (Hehn and Associates)
1980-81 - Robert W. Hanpeter (Engineered Sales Associates)
1981-82 - Donald R. Harter (Vickers, Inc.)
1982-83 - Alan C. Tiedman (Tri-Line Corp.)
1983-84 - Carroll M. Grigsby (Schrader Bellows)
1984-85 - *Harry R. Holsen (Industrial Hydraulic Co., Inc.)
1985-86 - Norm Schmidt (Schmidt and Associates)
1986-87 - Ray Hanley (Circuit Engineering, Inc.)
1987-88 - *J. Otto Byers (Commercial Shearing)
1988-89 - Don Wood (PHD)
1989-90 - Wayland Tenkku (Sun Hydraulics)
1990-91 - Robert Firth (Durance Corp.)
1991-92 - N. Pliny Smith (Donaldson Co.)
1992-93 - *Fred A. Brown (EPE-Fluid Components, Inc.)
1994-95 - *George C. Nordenholt (Consultant)
1995-96 - *Bernard J. Larson (Eaton Corporation)
1996-97 - David Prevallet (Dana, Greson Division)
1997-98 - Frank Garner (Vickers, Inc.)
1998-99 - John R. Groot (The Knotts Company, Inc.)
1999-2000 - Robert J. Sheaf Jr. (CFC-Solar, Inc.)
2000 - *Larry Kuziak (Motion Industries, Inc.)
2001 – R. Joe Nunley (General Motors)
2002 - Lisa Reeve (Hydraulic Technology, LLC)
2003 - Gene Rasmussen (Altec Industries, Inc.)
2004 - *Art DesMarais (ARJUD Industries)
2005 - Joe Lehmann (Bosch Rexroth Corp.)
2006 - Clayton Fryer (Norgren)
2007 - Bob Kraft (Kraft Fluid Systems, Inc.)
2008 - Elizabeth Rehfus (Crafting Solutions, Inc.)
2009 - Bob Yund (Hennepin Technical College)
2010 - Rickey L. Rodeffer (The Boeing Company)
2011 - Jon Jensen (SMC Corporation of America)
2012 - Patrick J. Maluso (Western Hydrostatics, Inc.)
2013 - Mark Perry, Sr. (Fitzsimmons Hydraulics)
2014 - Tom Blansett (Eaton Corporation)

IFPS Headquarters Administration
1960-61 - Barrett Rodgers (NFPA)
1961-67 - Ted Pearce (NFPA)
1967-70 - Russ Henke (NFPA)
1970-71 - John Scherer (pro tem)
1972-80 - Milwaukee School of Engineering and Jack Johnson
1980-83 - Giles Flannigan (FPS)
1983-86 - Karen Grishaber (NFPA)
1986-91 - Georgene Lambros (FPS Headquarters Manager)
1988-90 - Tobi Goldoftas (FPS Executive Vice President)
1990-91 - John Petersen (FPS Executive Vice President)
1991-95 - James I. Morgan, CAE, PE (FPS Executive Vice President and Secretary)
1991-1995 - Juli Kwakenat, (FPS Headquarters Manager)
1995-2004 - Paul F. Prass (FPS Executive Director)
2004 - present - Donna Pollander (IFPS Executive Director)

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Events / Training / 2014 Annual Meeting
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Hydraulic Safety Awareness Safety Training
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Online Certification Review Training



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