Appointment of Durand helps national industry association focus on the future
Cleveland, OH – Scott Durand, vice president of sales and marketing at Kraft Fluid Systems, Inc. was appointed president of the Fluid Power Distributors Association after a unanimous vote by its members. Durand will serve as president of the FPDA until September 2018.
The FPDA was founded in 1974 by a group of hydraulic and pneumatic distributors who wanted to further their common interests and protect their position in the fluid power supply chain by sharing resources, ideas, and time. The FPDA has been an influential force in the industry. With more than 140 distributor and manufacturer members companies and over 700 members, the FPDA represents motion solution providers who offer fluid power, automation, and electro-mechanical technologies and distribution services to enhance customer performance and profitability.
“We are excited to have Scott as the FPDA president. His insight and knowledge of the mobile hydraulics industry is invaluable to the FPDA. I look forward to working with Scott during his term as FPDA president as he continues to move this association forward with new education and member programs starting this year,” said Amy Luckado, executive director, FPDA.
Durand has been active with the FPDA since 2011, serving as a board member and officer. Kraft Fluid Systems has been a distributor member since 1979.
“I am honored to join the esteemed group of individuals who have served this organization as president,” said Scott Durand, vice president of sales and marketing at Kraft Fluid Systems, Inc. “My mission as president is to continue to focus on delivering value for our membership by working with our board of directors to plan a strong annual summit and continuing to support the development of forward-looking educational and networking opportunities.”
Durand has been with Kraft Fluid Systems since 2001 and got his start with the company in outside sales. He currently holds the role of vice president of sales and marketing and is responsible for the company’s sales in 12 states surrounding the Great Lakes and beyond.
About Kraft Fluid Systems Inc.
Kraft Fluid Systems is the leading industrial distributor of hydraulic equipment and provider of mobile drive solutions in the Midwest US. The company sells, services and inventories world-class mobile hydraulic equipment. With more than 45 years of experience, Kraft is the preferred distributor when seeking hydraulic components, power transmission equipment and electronic controls for mobile OEM integrated solutions.
Kraft Fluid Systems is known as the mobile hydraulic experts. The employee-owners at Kraft have the technical expertise and knowledge to provide the best custom solutions based on decades of hands-on experience and training like no other in the industry. We have the expertise, integrity, passion, and a relentless focus on providing increased value and helping our customers sell more equipment.