IFPE Selects First Woman to Chair World’s Most Important Fluid Power Show

Casappa’s Marcia Klein to Chair, HAWE Hydraulik’s Bob Pettit to Co-Chair

MILWAUKEE IFPE, the International Fluid Power Exposition that co-locates with CONEXPO-CON/AGG, North America’s largest construction equipment trade show, has selected Marcia Klein, Treasurer at Parma, Italy-based Casappa Corp. as its chair for the 2023 show in Las Vegas.

“It really is an honor to lead efforts to develop the next edition of the fluid power industry’s most important trade show, IFPE,” said Klein from her office at Casappa’s suburban-Chicago facility. “I’ve been involved in this industry for more than twenty years, and nothing compares to the information, education, and opportunity that IFPE provides to our industry.”

Additionally, IFPE has named Bob Pettit, certified Fluid Power Specialist and North American CEO of Munich, Germany-Based HAWE Hydraulik as co-chair.

“This is something I am both proud and humbled to do for our industry,” Pettit said. “IFPE is so important to the fluid power world, that being offered this opportunity to guide the 2023 show is something I couldn’t pass up.”

“Marcia and Bob have such a great experience set to lead IFPE 2023,” said IFPE Show Director John Rozum. “From Marcia’s decades of leadership at Casappa, and Bob having done quite possibly every job there is in the fluid power industry, the breadth of knowledge IFPE has at its helm is going to make the 2023 show better than it has ever been.”

“IFPE provides a dynamic global resource for industry professionals to keep up with the latest advances and interact with the fluid power community,” said Eric Lanke, president and CEO of the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA), who co-owns the show.  “Both Marcia and Bob bring such a depth of knowledge about the fluid power world to the IFPE committee, I can’t wait to get to Vegas for the next show.”

About the International Fluid Power Exposition (IFPE)

IFPE, the International Fluid Power Exposition is the leading North American exhibition bringing together the fluid power, power transmission and motion control industries. The next IFPE, co-located with CONEXPO-CON/AGG, will be held March 14-18 2023 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

About the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)

AEM is the North America-based international trade group representing off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers with more than 1,000 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture and construction-related industry sectors worldwide. The equipment manufacturing industry in the United States supports 2.8 million jobs and contributes roughly $288 billion to the economy every year.

About the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA)

The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) is the only trade Association focused exclusively on fluid power technology with members representing the entire fluid power supply chain.  NFPA has more than 300 member companies with an ever-growing impact towards ensuring fluid power is the customer’s technology of choice.  Headquartered in Milwaukee, WI, NFPA continues to add value for its members and is working towards the continued success of the fluid power industry.