Committees

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. 


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 non-profit status. If you would like to join the Finance Committee, e-mail Headquarters.


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.
If you would like to join the Certification Committee, e-mail Headquarters.

  • Chair: James O'Halek, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPMM, CFPMIP, CFPCC - The Boeing Company

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. 
If you would like to join the Education Committee, e-mail Headquarters

  • Chair: Randy Bobbitt, CFPAI, CFPHS - Danfoss Power Solutions
  • Vice Chair, Jon Rhodes, CFPAI - CFC Industrial Training, Inc. 

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.  If you would like to join the Membership Committee, e-mail Headquarters.


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 Headquarters.

Appointed or elected positions:

Board of Directors (elected position)
Rocky Phoenix

Strategic Planning Committee
The IFPS Strategic Planning Committee monitors, adjudicates, schedules, and formulates projects designed to advance the mission of the IFPS.
Chair: Denis Poirier, Jr., CFPAI/AJPP, CFPHS, CFPCC, CFPIHM, Eaton Corporation - Hydraulics Group

Nominating Committee
Chair: Denis Poirier, Jr., CFPAI/AJPP, CFPHS, CFPCC, CFPIHM, Eaton Corporation - Hydraulics Group