Who we Are
The Canadian Fluid Power Association (CFPA) is a non-profit Canadian association of companies committed to finding and delivering value to association members. We promote fluid power technology in Canada and provide our members with the knowledge, skills and networking opportunities essential to succeed in an increasingly competitive environment.
We have been working hard to provide true value for our membership and reconfirm our national identity. Our goal is to have a membership that is strong and involved while keeping it uniquely Canadian. Interested in knowing more? You can always reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Read our latest newsletter here.
My name is Ted O’Donnell and I work with a fantastic company Bosch Rexroth Canada, where I am the Business Manager for our Mobile Applications business. I look forward to serving the CFPA membership as Vice President of the Association and Chair of the Career Path sub-committee.
Many of us involved with fluid power related industries over the last couple of decades have witnessed the decline of formal fluid power education at our post-secondary educational institutions. This has happened as industry, technology, and the educational institutions themselves evolved and fluid power became a smaller part of the curriculum of other related trade education. We at the CFPA feel that we need to change this trend and bring focus back to the fluid power trade.
We are embarking on a journey wherein we want to bring together industry, education, and government to recognize and acknowledge that fluid power technology needs formal education and a safe, rewarding career path for interested people, young and experienced alike.
I want to help the CFPA support the growth of fluid power in Canada. We can do that better with interested, engaged, and formally educated professionals working in industry to safely support the implementation of fluid power technologies in the machinery of tomorrow. We can develop those professionals better with your help. If you are interested in the development of fluid power and related technologies in Canada, please join us.
My name is Lee Jepsen, and I work for Danfoss Power Solutions, where I am the Regional Manager supporting the Canadian business. Over the past 5 years I have been acting as the Chair for the Market Insight Committee and look forward to serving as Vice President, working with Ted to support the CFPA initiatives.
As we continue to see changes in the Fluid Power Industry, the association is in the unique position of providing feedback to organizations, governments, and educational institutions regarding needs for the industry. Whether it is the advancements in electrification, IOT, or focused education in the Fluid Power Industry, the CFPA is able develop strategies through the focused committees. I have witnessed increased collaboration and dedication from the members of the CFPA in the past five years and look forward to continuing the journey.
CFPA Vice President
My name is Caryes Allan, and I am the CFPA Past President. I am also the Vice President of Higginson Equipment, a cylinder manufacturer and fluid power distributor in Burlington Ontario. My work experience in the fluid power industry spans over a decade, where my main focus has been finance and human resources.
I am excited to be the new CFPA President, and cherish the opportunity to help guide the association through this period of growth and expansion. I feel women in fluid power executive positions are all too uncommon, so I will take my position seriously to set an example to young women considering STEM careers, or a business occupation in a male-dominated field.
Within the CFPA, I am active in the Region Events, Education and Communications committees, and contribute directly to the Nation and Toronto Fluid Power Challenge Committees. I encourage all of you in the association to sign up for at least one committee so the voice of you and your member company can be heard.