Power & Motion has named six industry leaders to its first Editorial Advisory Board. The board’s role will be to help guide the present and future content direction of Power & Motion and to help identify trends and innovations that will shape the future of the fluid power and motion control industries.
“The role of an Editorial Advisory Board is one of essential guidance for our editors to ensure their coverage remains valid, current and beneficial to our audience,” said Group Content Director Michelle Kopier. “Working with key figures in the industry helps us keep a pulse on what lays ahead for the modern fluid power and motion control industry.”
The six members of the board are the first members of what we expect will be a larger group of industry experts from all segments of the industry. We continue to accept nominations for Editorial Advisory Board members, and those nominations can be sent to [email protected] for consideration.
This first group reflects the changes in this industry that led us to expand our coverage of fluid power in 2022 under the Power & Motion brand. We are pleased that each of these individuals have agreed to help guide the industry by partnering with Power & Motion.
Here are the members of the Power & Motion Editorial Advisory Board.
Group Vice President
Joe joined Moog in 2008 as a project engineer in Moog’s Space & Defense Group. After working as a project engineer at Moog, Joe took on new roles in the Moog Space and Defense Group including as a sales engineer, program manager and Commercial Space business manager. Joe then took an assignment in Moog’s Corporate Group as a program director focused on compliance and legal initiatives.
Joe next moved to Moog’s Aircraft Group and served as program director of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. In January 2019, Moog promoted Joe to general manager of the Aircraft Group’s Commercial Aircraft Business Sector with sales of approximately $500 million; in 2020, Moog promoted Joe to group vice president.
Before Moog, Joe was an operations supervisor at UPS Air Logistics, a manufacturing engineer at Delphi Automotive, and an electrical design engineer and project manager at Illinois Tool Works.
Joe earned his MBA from the University at Buffalo, and he received both his master’s degree in computer science and a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Business Development Manager
Scott’s bachelor’s degrees in both manufacturing engineering and economics grant him a unique perspective on the machinery manufacturing industry. He also loves helping machinery and equipment project stakeholders bring their products to market.
President and CEO
Paul has worked with both public and privately held organizations in functional capacities that include executive management, operations, engineering and sales. Paul has spent considerable time in China and Mexico opening multiple manufacturing facilities in addition to several U.S.-based assignments.
Throughout his career, Paul has motivated and inspired colleagues to achieve exceptional results. Paul has personally tackled numerous product, process and personnel challenges while growing sales and profitability. Paul has hands-on start-up and operating experience with production facilities in the U.S., China and Mexico.
Paul’s employment history includes Emerson, Control Products, Inc., Coca-Cola, IMI Cornelius, Trane and Earth Energy Systems.
CEO and Founder
His work includes seven years of development and the 2014 launch of Hydrapulse technology and Terzo Power Systems. He has developed more than 100 products for industrial clients as a recognized expert in manufacturing and hydraulic systems.
“Mike Terzo is bringing a new level of innovation and efficiency to the world of electro-hydraulics. Backed by two decades of research and development iteration, Terzo Power Systems is building hydraulic power solutions to disrupt an industry hungry for innovation and putting the clear advantages of electrified power systems into practice,” the company said in a release.
President & CEO
Aidro Hydraulics & 3D Printing (Desktop Metal company)
Valeria is promoting the adoption of additive manufacturing in various industry, participating also in international groups for the definition of guidelines and standard. She is invited to many events concerning additive manufacturing both in Italy and Europe.
Thanks to the enthusiasm and passion for fluid power, Valeria guided Aidro towards the creation of a new generation of hydraulic products and in 2021 the company became part of the American group Desktop Metal.
Thomas Wanke, CFPHS, CFPE
Director of the Fluid Power Industrial Consortium
Industry Relations at Milwaukee School of Engineering
He has worked on projects in the following areas: component and system design; development and evaluation; field troubleshooting and failure analysis; and fluids, filtration and contamination control. Tom has authored numerous technical articles and papers.
He has developed & presented numerous fluid power courses, workshops and seminars covering a wide variety of topics in fluid power. He has also mentored undergraduate and graduate student teams in fluid power capstone senior design and MS Thesis projects.
Tom is a member of SAE and IFPS. He is active on various NFPA and ISO fluid power standards committees and was co-chairman of the International Fluid Power Exposition (IFPE) 2014 and 2017 Educational Programs.
Tom was awarded two U.S. patents and was the first recipient of the following awards from MSOE: Karl O. Werwath Engineering Research Award 1990; Otto J. Maha Pioneers in Fluid Power 2007 Award; and the Fluid Power Achievement Award 2012. He was also one of the first recipients of the NFPA Fluid Power Challenge Champions Award in 2012. In 2019, Tom was an inaugural inductee into the International Fluid Power Society Hall of Fame.