Thomas Blansett

Technical Director, IFPS

Thomas Blansett

Technical Director, IFPS

Biography

Tom has been working in the fluid power and motion control industry for almost 40 years. His career in fluid power started while serving in the U.S. Navy as a Machinist’s Mate Chief Petty Officer. In this position, he was involved with the maintenance and operation of shipboard propulsion and auxiliary support systems; however, it was while he was on a nuclear submarine that he first gained experience in hydraulic and pneumatic systems. He later served as a Naval Instructor for engineering systems.

Tom’s extensive civilian experience in engineering, sales, application support, and training will provide the IFPS with technical expertise for the many new initiatives the IFPS has planned.

Tom served on the IFPS Board of Directors in various offices for several years and is an IFPS past president (2014.) In addition, he has contributed as a subject matter expert on numerous IFPS technical subcommittees and has been a technical consultant for the IFPS. He holds the Fluid Power Specialist (hydraulics and pneumatics), Industrial Hydraulics Technician, and Connector & Conductor Certifications; he is also certified by the IFPS as an Accredited Instructor and Authorized Job Performance Proctor. Tom can be reached by e-mailing tblansett@ifps.org.

Tom Blansett will conduct a full-day, pre-conference workshop on “Advanced Hydraulics Training” on May 14, 2018 during the upcoming Fluid Power Technology Conference in being held at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Registration can be found by visiting www.ifps.org.