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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
Applied Technology Center
Milwaukee School of Engineering
1025 North Broadway
Milwaukee, WI  53202-3109
Office: (414) 277-7269
Cell: (414) 940-2232

25+ years of experience in fluid power. Expert in comprehensive modeling, simulation and designing of hydraulic components/systems. Vast experience in swash plate pumps design, control and port plate optimization. Design of standalone feedback controllers (hardware and software) for fluid power systems. Expert in fluid power professional education and development of related educational E-modules and design software.

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

Hydraulic component/system design for industrial and mobile applications. Modeling and simulation for advanced designs. Over 40 years of experience in cylinder, valve, and pump/motor design and application. High pressure hydraulic and water systems analysis and design. Litigation experience in liability and patent infringement areas. "Sample project descriptions, fluid power math models, fluid power bibliography and other fluid power resources are on the web site:"

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, LLC
815 Parkview Avenue
Bryan, OH  43506

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.