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Hydraulics & Pneumatics Experts

Welcome to the Hydraulics & Pneumatics experts Page. This page includes a list of experts from around the globe that contribute content on a regular basis. Browse the list, view their content, and connect with them. If you are interested in joining the community, please send an email to [email protected] and introduce yourself. 

Jack Johnson

Expertise: Motion Control

Jack Johnson is an electro-hydraulic specialist, fluid power engineering consultant, and president of IDAS Engineering Inc., Milwaukee. Jack authors our Motion Control column, which is posted to our website and published in the digital and printed magazine every month. He occasionally writes editorials and contributes special-interest technical articles. Email him at [email protected], call (262) 505-5707, or visit

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Brendan Casey

Expertise: Hydraulic Maintenance, Troubleshooting

Brendan Casey is the founder of and author of several hydraulic maintenance and troubleshooting books. A hydraulics specialist with an MBA, he has more than 20 years experience in the design, maintenance and repair of mobile and industrial hydraulic equipment. Brendan authors the Hydraulics at Work blog posted regularly to our home page. For more information, visit his website,, for more information.

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Ricardo Solorzano

Expertise: Fluid Power, Distribution

Ricardo Solorzano is a Venezuelan native with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Metropolitana University in Caracas, Venezuela, and an MBA from Clemson University. He began his career working in a hydraulics repair shop in Caracas and later interned at Bosch Rexroth in Germany and later worked at Rexroth’s Fountain Inn, S C. facility. In 2014 Ricardo founded EEM Technologies: a full line fluid power distributor licensed for Bosch Rexroth and HYDAC for Central America and the Caribbean. Ricardo authors H&P en tu idioma! (Hydraulics in Your Language!), a blog that presents useful information on hydraulics in Spanish. For more information, email him at [email protected], or visit

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Robert J. Sheaf Jr.

Expertise: Troubleshooting, Fluid Power

Robert J. Sheaf Jr., is the founder and president of CFC Industrial Training, which provides technical training, consulting, and field services to any industry using fluid power technology. Bob authors our Troubleshooting Challenge column, which is based on real-world problems and solutions he and his team have participated in. Troubleshooting Challenge appears every month in the digital and printed magazine every month and also is posted to our website.

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