YES to the Future
FPDA's Young Executives organization brings together young, corporate level executives who are preparing for future leadership roles in the fluid power and affiliated industries. YES sponsors presentations on a variety of topics in conjunction with the FPDA Annual and Fall Meetings, as well as telephone and Web-based training seminars.
In order to join, YES candidates must be executives with corporate-level responsibilities, working for an FPDA member organization, and younger than the age of 40.
Benefits of YES Membership
YES members have the opportunity to share information with industry peers; to network for professional development by discussing similar management challenges and solutions with other young executives in the industry; and to participate in YES-Sponsored educational programs designed specifically for professional development and advancement.
There are no member fees or attendance requirements.
Tom D. Ralls Memorial Scholarship
In recognition of Tom Ralls' strong support of the ongoing professional development of industry executives, the Tom D. Ralls Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually to an FPDA member-distributor representative to fund tuition costs for attendance at the University of Industrial Distribution, a cooperative program sponsored by FPDA and over 20 other industrial distribution trade associations. Download an Application.
YES Advisory Board
The YES Advisory Board is responsible for planning programs and services for the Young Executives of the FPDA. The YES Chairperson is a voting member of the FPDA Board of Directors, and also participates in the steering and strategic planning functions for the association, ensuring that the needs and interests of tomorrow's industry leaders are met. Interested in serving on the YES Advisory Board? Send your request to YES@fpda.org.
CHAIR: Bill Gillies, Behco Inc., Division of H&P Technologies, Farmington Hills, MI
VICE CHAIR: Alex Wheelock, Connector Specialist Inc., St. Rose, LA
IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR: Steve Johnson, JEM Technical, Inc., Long Lake, MN
Join YES: Email us with your name, company, title, and your date of birth.