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IC-Fluid Power Names Sales Director

Michael Ondrus

Michael Ondrus to lead North American sales team

IC-Fluid Power is pleased to announce the addition of Michael Ondrus to the position of Sales Director.

 Mr. Ondrus will be responsible for business development strategy and implementation for achieving sales and strategic goals. He will also manage the sales team, customer service and operations, as well as build and manage key customer and vendor relationships

 “I see significant potential with IC-Fluid Power, from their commitment to being North America’s premier sourcing partner of high quality, and in many cases, unique hydraulic components from around the globe, to their ongoing initiatives to provide the best possible customer experience,” commented Mr. Ondrus. “I look forward to working with the team going forward.”

 Mr. Ondrus has an MBA and has more than 20 years of experience in sales, sales management, strategic planning and raw materials manufacturing, fabrication and heavy equipment. In each position, he has shown strong, positive growth and leadership skills.

 “Michael brings both the depth and breadth of experience to lead our multi-faceted sales operation,” said IC-Fluid Power Vice President Bernd Hunger. “We are excited about the skills and leadership Michael brings to the IC team,” he continued.

IC-Fluid Power Continues to Grow Sales Team

Jason Sutherland brings more than 10 years of experience to IC-Fluid Power

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Jason Sutherland

IC-Fluid Power announced recently the hiring of Jason Sutherland as its newest Product Manager.

Working from IC-Fluid Power headquarters in Rossford, Ohio, Mr. Sutherland will have product and business development responsibility for rotary actuators, hydraulic cylinders, rotary unions, electric actuators and ratio clamps.

Mr. Sutherland brings several years of fluid power experience as a technical specialist for an international coupling manufacturer and most recently held the position of account rep for an industrial overhead crane dealer. Mr. Sutherland holds an Associate Degree, specializing in sales and marketing, from Davis College.

“The addition of Jason allows IC-Fluid Power to better meet strong market demand and continue to develop and bring to market our industry-leading fluid-power solutions,” commented Bernd Hunger, Vice President of IC-Fluid Power.

As Product Manager, Mr. Sutherland’s job responsibilities include: 

  • Strengthening manufacturer relationships
  • Business and product development
  • Product lifecycle management
  • Market analysis and trend identification

“I wanted to get back into fluid power and the IC-Fluid Power opportunity presented itself and I could not be happier to be here,” said Mr. Sutherland. “There are big things happening at IC-Fluid Power and I’m excited to be a part of it.”

2014 Offshore Technology Conference Breaks Attendance Record

Experts from the offshore energy industry around the world came together May 5-8 for the 2014 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) at Reliant Park in Houston, TX. Attendance at the annual conference reached a 46-year high of 108,300 the highest in show history.

Below are several photos from the IC-Fluid Power booth at OTC…

That’s a Wrap on IFPE 2014

IFPEThe 2014 International Fluid Power Expo was a huge success! Many of our existing customers stopped by our booth to say hello and we had the chance to meet new friends as well. 

On Wednesday, we are honored to be awarded Hydraulics and Pneumatics Magazine’s inaugural Best Supplier Industry Blog at the show as well. It was a wonderful surprise and we are grateful to the readers of H&P Magazine for bestowing this honor upon us.

This was the largest trade show booth we’ve ever had in our 25-year history. With many companies paring back on tradeshows, we ramped up our presence with a 20’ x 40’ booth (we’ve posted a few of the photos of our booth below. Let us know what you think.).

We were also thankful that six of our European suppliers were also able to join us at IFPE and provide expert insight into their products. A big thank you goes out to the representatives from BKM Serv-Clip, Jahn’s, Maier, Eckart, Universal Hydraulik and Spradow for making the trip.

We were sad to see IFPE 2014 end. We’ve already started to follow up. If we promised to send you additional information or pricing, it will be delivered shortly.

See you at IFPE 2017! 

IC-Fluid Power Awarded Best Supplier Industry Blog

Best Fluid Power Industry BlogHydraulics and Pneumatics Magazine readers have voted IC-Fluid Power Best Supplier Industry Blog at the 2014 IFPE Show. Winners were selected through an open-ended poll that went out to 20,000 Hydraulics & Pneumatics magazine subscribers. Readers were asked to nominate those in the industry who excelled in each of the nine categories. The “Best of Industry” award results were announced at an event held at H&P’s booth at the International Fluid Power Expo in Las Vegas on Wednesday, March 5. Visit IC-Fluid Power’s award-winning blog at www.icfluid.com/blog.

 “We are extremely grateful to the readers of H&P Magazine for bestowing this honor upon us,” commented Bernd Hunger, Vice President of IC-Fluid Power. “We will continue to utilize our Blog to provide the most helpful news, trends and insights for the hydraulic industry,” he continued.

Best Fluid Power Blog Award at IFPE 2014

Best Fluid Power Blog Award at IFPE 2014

“’Best of Industry’ are peer awards. Any blog, website or video that is nominated represents the best-of-the-best in their category,” H&P states.

Click here for the video of the entire presentation and here for the image gallery.

Based in Rossford, Ohio, IC-Fluid Power is a global hydraulics sourcing firm providing custom hydraulics, replacement parts, technical expertise and repair. For 25 years, IC-Fluid Power has combined in-house technical expertise with strong international manufacturer relationships to deliver custom hydraulic systems and components to North America. For more information on IC-Fluid Power, call 877-ICFLUID or visit www.icfluidpower.com.

Dan Nitzsche Joins IC-Fluid Power North American Sales Team

Dan Nitzsche

Dan Nitzsche

IC-Fluid Power recently hired Dan Nitzsche as Product Manager.

Working from IC-Fluid Power headquarters in Rossford, Ohio, Mr. Nitzsche will have business development responsibility for pipe clamps, test fittings, thermoplastic hoses, pressure intensifiers, butterfly and high-pressure valves, as well as, compensators, serv-clip, flow dividers and motors

Mr. Nitzsche recently held the position of Regional Sales Manager Territory Manager for CMC Group in Bowling Green, Ohio, where he was responsible for business development of water soluble products in North America. He also maintained current customer business through regular contact. 

“We are excited to have Dan on board, as he shares our enthusiasm for excellence,” commented Bernd Hunger, Vice President of IC-Fluid Power.“ “Dan will enable us to improve our ability to meet customer needs and provide an exceptional experience,” he continued. 

Mr. Nitzsche holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, specializing in marketing, from Bowling Green State University. 

Universal Hydraulik Driving Development of Customized Solutions

Universal HydraulikIC-Fluid Power manufacturing partner, Universal Hydraulic, was spotlighted in an article titled Spotlight on Test Stand Design in a recent edition of Fluid Magazine

Below is an excerpt from the article and a link to open the entire piece.

The family-owned Universal Hydraulik is undoubtedly a well-known company. Since time immemorial, the company has been associated with heat exchangers. However, very little has thus far been known about the expertise of the Hessen-based company in building test stands. All this is about to change.

The company that undertakes the development and production of heat exchangers, cooling filter systems, test stands, and much more besides, is not called Universal Hydraulik for nothing and has its head office in Neu-Anspach. However, it is important to remember that the Hessen-based company has been building test stands for the entire industry for a good 25 years. The management in Altlussheim and Lothar Nagel therefore had a very good idea of what they were letting themselves in for when the job was placed.

It all started at Internormen Technology because they were finding it difficult to cope with testing filters in the way they had been due to an ever growing product range and increased production volumes. Lothar Nagel remembers: “We had reached the limit of our capacity and therefore decided to go for a new test stand for hydraulic and lubricating oil filter, which we commissioned in 2005. We thus test all filter housings for tightness before we deliver them to the customers.”

Click to read the entire article

News Release: IC-Fluid Power to Exhibit at 2014 IFPE

IFPE IC-Fluid Power, a privately-held custom hydraulics and replacement spare parts firm, announced their participation in the 2014 IFPE  International Expo, March 4-8 in Las Vegas, NV. Their booth number is 82330. Click for show map and IC-Fluid Power location.

IFPE is the leading international exposition and technical conference dedicated to the integration of fluid power with other technologies for power transmission and motion control applications. Held every three years, the exposition showcases the newest innovations and expertise.

“IFPE is one of the fastest growing events for new equipment and product innovations for fluid power and we’re very excited to be part of it,” commented Bernd Hunger, Vice President of IC-Fluid Power. “It is a tremendously important event for IC-Fluid Power. No other expo in North America brings together as many decision-makers from as many markets as IFPE.”

Based in Rossford, Ohio, IC-Fluid Power is a global hydraulics sourcing firm providing custom hydraulics, replacement parts, technical expertise and repair. For 25 years, IC-Fluid Power has combined in-house technical expertise with strong international manufacturer relationships to deliver custom hydraulic systems and components to North America. For more information on IC-Fluid Power, call 877-ICFLUID or visit www.icfluidpower.com.

 

Thank You for Your Business in 2013

Thank-YouAs we approach the new year, we would like to take a moment to thank our customers for their business in 2013 and best wishes for a successful 2014.

2014 marks the 25th year in business for IC-Fluid Power. We want to thank each and every customer who has trusted us enough to have us be part of their team over the past quarter century.

We appreciate your business in 2013 and send warm thoughts and Best Wishes for a wonderful Holiday Season and a very Happy New Year!

IC-Fluid Power Breaks Ground on New Building

IC-Fluid Power Groundbreaking

(L-R) Klaus Hunger, Armin Hunger, Catherine Hunger, Ben Hunger

IC-Fluid Power, a privately-held custom hydraulics and replacement spare parts firm, held a groundbreaking ceremony Friday, November 22 for a new, state-of-the-art headquarters and manufacturing facility located in Northwood, Ohio. The new 14,080 square foot facility is expected to be completed spring 2014.

 IC-Fluid Power has outgrown its current space in Rossford, Ohio and is expanding its partnership with one of its suppliers Universal Hydraulik to manufacture heat exchangers at the new facility specifically for the North American market. The new building features open-plan office and warehouse to allow easy reconfiguration and expansion as well as creating a welcoming, clean and comfortable space for employees.

Design was completed by Duket Architects Planners and Rudolph/Libbe Inc., a Walbridge-based general contractor, is the construction company responsible for building.

Attendees of the groundbreaking included IC-Fluid Power President, Armin Hunger and Vice President, Bernd Hunger, Mike Duket and Jeff Brummel of Duket Architects Planners, as well as Dick Kelsey, Troy Fritch and Carla Klatt from Rudolph Libbe. Markus Rasmus from 5/3 Bank, Charles Bloom Manore Bloom & Csomos, City of Northwood Administrator, Bob Anderson and Northwood Chief of Police Thomas Cairl, were also in attendance.

“We are excited for this next step in the growth of IC-Fluid Power,” commented Armin Hunger, president of IC-Fluid Power. “We continually adjust our supplier base to provide world-class hydraulic products and engineering to the North American market. The completion of this building next spring also coincides with IC-Fluid Power celebrating 25 years in business.”

Based in Rossford, Ohio, IC-Fluid Power is a privately-held firm providing custom hydraulics, replacement parts, technical expertise and repair for European-engineered product lines to clients throughout North America. Since 1989, IC-Fluid Power has successfully provided engineering solutions and peace of mind. For more information on IC-Fluid Power, call 877-ICFLUID or visit www.icfluid.com.