Fluid Power Conference & Expo, Minnesota
The Fluid Power Conference & Expo heads to the Twin Cities for the first time, locating at the Continuing Education & Conference Center at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul, June 26-27.
The event will feature a keynote presentation; informative technical presentations given by leading educators and industry professionals; an opportunity to tour a wind turbine research facility; and student poster presentations during a complimentary cocktail hour. Unlike at trade shows, you will not spend most of your day visiting exhibit booths. Instead, you’ll spend the majority of your day in classrooms learning about fluid power technology, yet still have plenty of time to visit one-on-one with exhibitors (many of which are speakers). In addition, Caterpillar Mining Group will be on hand recruiting for dozens of positions in hydraulics.
Expanding the Boundaries of Power Management: Is Hydraulics the Next Game Changer?
Presented by Anthony J. Welter, Segment Director Construction and Mining, Eaton Corp.
Electronics was the last game-changing technology, leading to a data management driven revolution that touched everything from manufacturing to transportation and mass communication. But the torch is about to be passed because power and energy management technologies will be critical in the coming decades as the world increasingly is constrained by resource availability.
MEET OUR KEY SPEAKERS
Anthony Welter is the global marketing leader for the construction and mining segment for Eaton Hydraulics. He represents Eaton’s hydraulic product and solutions capabilities, coordinating global growth and support in construction and mining industries. Since 1998, he has held several roles at Eaton, including engineering, manufacturing, business development, and product management positions. He holds a BS degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.
Robert J. (Bob) Sheaf has earned more than ten certifications by the International Fluid Power Society and is president of CFC-Solar Inc., Fairfield, Ohio. He founded Certified Fluid Consultants in 1990, which obtained Solar Comp, a computer training and consulting firm in 1999 to become CFC-Solar. CFC-Solar provides global fluid power technical training, consulting, and field services. Sheaf has been involved in fluid power technology for nearly 40 years and has been a contributing editor to H&P with his “Troubleshooting Challenge.”
Ernie Parker is an instructor of Fluid Power Engineering Technology at Hennepin Technical College, Eden Prairie and Brooklyn Park, Minn. He teaches 12 classes, holds 23 certifications and licenses, and fosters collaborations with local high schools, industry and universities. He also delivers industry training to local, regional and national manufacturers. Parker is past president of the International Fluid Power Society and student advisor for Skills USA. In 1988 he was the recipient of the International Fluid Power Society National Educator of the Year Award.
1890 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota 55108