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Consultants to the Fluid Power Industry

Note:The names that appear on this list have been volunteered by persons who have identified themselves as fluid power consultants. The names are in alphabetical order. Appearance on this list should not be construed as either a recommendation or endorsement by NFPA or an affirmation of professional competence.

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Khalil, Medhat K. Bahr, Ph.D.
Director of Professional Education and Research Development
Certified Fluid Power Hydraulic Specialist
Certified Fluid Power Accredited Instructor
Applied Technology Center
Milwaukee School of Engineering
1025 North Broadway
Milwaukee, WI  53202-3109
Office: (414) 277-7269
Cell: (414) 940-2232

Medhat has been certified and is a member of many grand institutions such as: Member of Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power Engineering Research Center (CCEFP); Member of the Board at the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS); and Member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Medhat has 25+ years of experience in fluid power. He has vast experience in modeling and simulation of hydraulic components and systems. Medhat had a comprehensive experience in designing swash plate pumps design, control and port plate optimization. Medhat is very experienced in customizing multipurpose controllers for fluid power systems including hardware and software. Medhat is a nationwide recognized expert in fluid power professional education including instruction, developing curriculums; train the trainers, design training and test stands and developing E-learning modules.

Thomas J. Labus
Engineering Consultant
SCIRE Corporation
1012 Tarrant Drive
Fontana, WI 53215
Telephone: 262-745-3157

Experienced (47+ years) engineer, educator and business entrepreneur in the area of fluid power component/systems design, development and application. Capabilities include:
  • Modeling and simulation of hydraulic components and systems using various commercial and custom software packages
  • Provide in-house training/education in the design and use/application of hydraulic and electro-hydraulic components and systems
  • Design of hydraulic cylinders for industrial and mobile applications including sealing technology
  • Design/development of hydraulic pumps, valves, motors, cylinders, accumulators, and pressure vessels for a wide operating range of pressures, flows and power
  • Short and long term product development based on application requirements
  • Litigation support services in product liability and patent infringement cases

Dennis Szulczewski
DEStar Consulting LLC
3445 Autumn Woods Drive
Chaska, MN 55318

35+ years experience in the design, development, and application of piston pumps, hydrostatic transmissions, drivetrains, hydraulic hybrids, hydraulic energy storage, and new leading edge hydraulic technologies. Ability to lead component and system projects, drive value analysis/value engineering, assist engineering management, and build engineering capability.

Thomas S. Wanke, CFPE
TSW Fluid Power Consultants
W165 N9516 Lexington Dr.
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
Telephone: 262-251-9356
Fax: 262-251-8799

40 years experience: BS MET Degree with Fluid Power Option: MS Engineering Degree with Fluid Power Specialty Hydraulic systems design reviews, reliability, maintenance, troubleshooting, failure analysis and contamination control primarily focused on product liability and expert testimony.

Larry White, P.E.
Interlynx Systems
POB 127
Rincon, PR 00677

Interlynx Systems specializes in driving revenue and market share growth in OEM & MRO markets.  We specialize in OEM identification, channel strategies, product positioning and sales process improvement.