Meet the Team


Heath Proffitt

Application Engineer

Heath works as an Application Engineer at Kraft Fluid Systems. His responsibilities include supporting territory managers with hydraulic component specification, systems design, and troubleshooting. Heath also supports custom applications of Danfoss Plus+1 control software systems according to OEM customer needs. Additionally, he maintains technical support of HBC Radiomatic wireless controls, custom cartridge valve manifold assemblies, custom cylinders, and electronic feedback components such as joysticks and sensors.

Heath earned his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology at with a focus on materials and processes and a minor in business management from Ohio University. He’s a Certified Fluid Power Hydraulic Specialist (CFPHS), Certified Fluid Power Electronic Controls Specialist (CFPECE), and a Certified Danfoss Plus+1 Developer.

In his spare time, Heath enjoys boating, camping, traveling, and participating in a variety of sports.


John Juhasz

Territory Manager Michigan and Northern Indiana

John is a territory manager for Kraft Fluid Systems covering Michigan and Northern Indiana. His specialty is developing agricultural and forestry applications for the mobile equipment market and supports additional territories as needed.

John earned his Bachelor of Science in agricultural mechanization & systems from The Ohio State University. He is a graduate of Ohio State Agricultural Technical Institute with an associate degree in mobile equipment technology, as well as earning an associate degree in fluid power.

He has attended various manufacturer product courses including the Danfoss Power Solutions Closed Circuit RAP course, Danfoss Power Solutions Advanced Closed-Circuit RAP course, and the Hydraforce Proportional Valve Training seminar. John is certified by the International Fluid Power Society, is a Fluid Power Specialist since 1996, an Electronic Controls Specialist since 2011. He also has product training at various mobile equipment manufacturers over the years.

In his spare time, John likes to work on his family farm where one of his hobbies is growing tall corn. He’s set a record in Ohio growing cornstalks more than 21 feet tall.


Paul Skrant, Application Engineer, Kraft Fluid Systems

Paul Skrant

Application Engineer

Paul works as an Application Engineer at Kraft Fluid Systems. His primary duty is to work with field sales and develop application solutions for mobile equipment; many involve full system hydraulics and electrical controls. He also supports the technical service department to assist customers who call in for technical assistance with components and systems.

Paul earned his Associates Degree from the University of Akron and added additional courses at Ohio State Agricultural Technical Institute specializing in hydraulic courses. Additionally, Paul is a Certified Fluid Power Mobile Hydraulic Technician, a Certified Fluid Power Hydraulic Specialist, a Certified Fluid Power Electronic Controls Specialist, and a Plus+1 Controls Programmer.

When not working at Kraft Fluid Systems, Paul enjoys classic cars, muscle cars, and motorsports.


Dan Thomas, Engineering Manager, Kraft Fluid Systems

Dan Thomas

Engineering Manager

Dan is an Engineering Manager at Kraft Fluid Systems where he manages a five-person engineering team that focuses on timely completion of full hydraulic, electronic control, and electric drive solutions to fulfill customers’ requirements. All engineers are certified hydraulic specialists and four are certified Danfoss Power Solutions Plus+1 GUIDE software developers. Dan’s team’s projects range from the component level through fully integrated system design and sub-system interaction. His team works closely with field sales, customers, and suppliers to develop a custom engineered solution.

Dan earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology (BSMET) with a specialization in hydraulics from Purdue University. Dan is also a Certified Fluid Power Specialist (CFPS), a Certified Fluid Power Electronic Control Specialist (CFPES), and a Certified Danfoss Plus+1 Developer.

Outside of work, Dan enjoys working with young people coaching youth wrestling and helping with a local scout troop. Additionally, Dan enjoys the outdoors and spends some of his free time hunting and fishing.