2019 Board Announced

Sunday, December 2, 2018

The International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) is pleased to announce, Timothy M. White, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPECS was elected the 59th president of IFPS during its annual meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia. Mr. White will take office in January 2019.

Tim has served as IFPS first vice president, IFPS vice president of certification and as chair of many IFPS subcommittees. He is the Craft College Learning Program Manager at  The Boeing Company and holds almost every IFPS certification including all Master Designations.

The following officers were also confirmed at the meeting:

  • First Vice President – Jeff Kenney, CFPIHM, CFPMHM, CFPMHT - Hydradyne, LLC
  • Immediate Past President – D. Dean Houdeshell, PE, CFPAI, CFPE, CFPS, CFPIHT, CFPMHT, CFPMHM – Cemen Tech Inc.
  • 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 Nagro, CFPS - HydraForce, Inc.
  • Vice President Education - Kenneth Dulinski, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPECS, CFPHS, CFPMIH, CFMMH - Macomb Community College
  • Vice President Membership – Rocky Phoenix, CFPMHT, CFPMHM, Open Loop Energy, Inc.

IFPS welcomes the following new Directors-At-Large:

  • James O’Halek, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPMM, CFPCC - The Boeing Company
  • Randy Smith, CFPS, Northrop Grumman Corp.

The following Directors-at-Large were also confirmed during the annual meeting:

      John A. Bibaeff, Jr., CFPHS, CFPCC – Lamb Services, Inc.
      Randy Bobbitt, CFPHS - Danfoss Power Solutions
      Lynn Nordquist, CFPS – Skarda Equipment Company
      Robert Post, CFPHS - AFS Technology
      Scott Sardina, PE, CFPAI, CFPHS, Waterclock Engineering
      Chauntelle Baughman, CFPHS, OneHydrauics, Inc.
      Elisabeth DeBenedetto, CFPS, Argo-Hytos
      Brandon Gustafson, PE, CFPE, CFPS, CFPIHT, CFPMHM - Graco, Inc.
      Edwin Rybarczyk, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, E. R. Consultants, Inc.
      Mohaned Shahin, CFPS, Parker Hannifin

The following Honorary Directors-at-Large were also confirmed during the annual meeting:

        Elizabeth Rehfus, CFPE, CFPS,
        Paul Prass, Innovative Designs & Publishing
        Robert Sheaf, CFPAI/AJPP, CFC Industrial Training


A special thanks to outgoing past president, Richard Bullers, CFPPS, SMC Corporation of America, and Sam Kaye, CFPS, CFPMM, CFPMT, Ensign Energy Services as they complete their tenures on the IFPS Board. Their years of service, commitment, and expertise helped steer the Society in its mission.