IFPS Announces its 2021 Fluid Power Hall of Fame Inductees

Aug. 13, 2021
Nine honorees will be recognized at the group’s annual conference in October.

The International Fluid Power Society has named nine men to the 2021 class of the Fluid Power Hall of Fame. The honorees are:

  • Peter A.J. Achten, Ph.D.
  • Timothy R. Bailey
  • Jim Brizzolara
  • George Doig
  • Craig M. Fox
  • Medhat Khalil, Ph.D.
  • Noah D. Manring, Ph.D., P.E.

To be inducted posthumously are:

  • Harley E. Bergren
  • Richard J. (Dick) Fontecchio

The 2021 inductees will be honored at a dinner and ceremony Oct. 6 as part of the 2021 Annual Meeting series in Reno, Nev.

In a press release, IFPS officials stated, “The success of the Fluid Power industry is not in its hardware, pumps, valves, cylinders and hoses—but rather the success is through the efforts of our dedicated individuals—innovators, researchers, application engineers, educators, as well as sales and service personnel. These people are the reasons that our industry continues to thrive.”

IFPS also provided biographies of this year’s Hall of Fame class, which can be found on the following slides.

This gallery appeared in Hydraulics & Pneumatics.

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