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Fluid Power Distributor Association Elects New Board at FPDA/ISD Joint Industry Summit

On October 8, 2019, the FPDA Motion & Control Network elected new Board of Directors during the FPDA/ISD Joint Industry Summit, held in Austin, TX.

This four-day event was held October 6-9, 2019 at the AT&T Conference Center which provided the perfect location to share ideas, successes and challenges with industry colleagues.

The educational workshops, a few of which were member-driven TED-style sessions, along with inspiring and energizing keynote presentations, facilitated extensive networking and thought-provoking discussions.

The new Board of Directors will hold a one or three-year term under the leadership of FPDA President Kevin Kampe of Womack Machine Supply. Along with Mr. Kampe as President, Jeff Behling of STAUFF will serve as FPDA President-Elect.

They will be joined by Bob Decker of Livingston & Haven as Vice President & Treasurer and Royal Bush of Royal Hydraulics as Immediate Past President.

The new FPDA Board of Directors serving a three-year term include the following below. They will join current board members Lon Jennings of Hydradyne; Pat Nichols, Monnier Inc.; Craig Sinnott, HydraForce, Inc.; and Craig Whited, Fluid and Motion Control Technologies.

FPDA’s new 2019 board members include Tribute customers Keath Ford of Kaman Fluid Power and Steve Velderman of Wilson Company, plus  Josh Williamson, Franklin Automation Inc.

FPDA Board of Directors serving a one-year term include:

Convention Chair: William Haley, FORCE America Inc.
Member at Large: Tom Nicholson, GS Global Resources
Young Executives Chair: Ryan Schenk, STAUFF

During the upcoming year, the FPDA Board of Directors and Officers will continue to promote FPDA programs such as the FPDA University, the Mentoring Program and FPDA OnDemand Webinars.

“FPDA has a very active and supportive board of directors. I’m excited to work with the board on our many new programs and continue to strengthen our current membership offerings in the coming year. I can truly attest that FPDA member value has never been higher,” said Amy Luckado, FPDA Executive Director.


Tribute, Inc. has been a 22+ year member of FPDA trade association and provides business management software for fluid power, motion control, sealing, and hose distributors who offer design and fabrication servicesTribute, Inc. partners with industry manufacturers to streamline their distributors’ supply chain. Click for more information about TrulinX, our Windows-based product designed specifically for complex fabrication projects.

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