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 Hydraulics & Pneumatics Blogs

Welcome to the Hydraulics & Pneumatics blogs. This page includes a list of blogs and bloggers who contribute content on a regular basis. Browse the list, view their content, and connect with them. If you are interested in being a Hydraulics & Pneumatics blogger, send an email to [email protected] and introduce yourself.

Alan Hitchcox

Alan joined Hydraulics & Pneumatics in 1987 with experience as a technical magazine editor and in industrial sales. He graduated with a BS in engineering technology from Franklin University and has also worked as a mechanic and service coordinator. He has taken technical courses in fluid power and electronic and digital control at the Milwaukee School of Engineering and the University of Wisconsin and has served on numerous industry committees.

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Leah Scully 

Leah Scully is a graduate of The College of New Jersey. She has a BS degree in Biomedical Engineering with a mechanical specialization.  

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Brendan Casey

Brendan Casey is a war-weary and battle-scarred veteran of the hydraulics industry. He's the author of The Hydraulic Troubleshooting Handbook, Insider Secrets to Hydraulics, Preventing Hydraulic Failures, The Definitive Guide to Hydraulic Troubleshooting, The Hydraulic Breakdown Prevention Blueprint and co-author of Hydraulics Made Easy and Advanced Hydraulic Control. And when he's not writing about hydraulics or teaching it, Brendan is flat-out helping consulting clients from a diverse range of industries solve their hydraulic problems. To contact him visit his company's Website:

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Ricardo Solorzano

Ricardo is a Venezuelan native with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Metropolitana University in Caracas, and an MBA from Clemson University. He began his hydraulics journey by working in the repair shop with the then Mannesmann Rexroth facility in Caracas, Venezuela, where he got a first glimpse of pumps, motors, valves, cylinders, and power units from the inside out. This opened up an opportunity to intern at Bosch Rexroth’s headquarters in Lohr, Germany, where he continued expanding his technical knowledge in areas ranging from power unit and manifold design & manufacturing, to project / application engineering in the heavy industries segment, oil & gas, and civil engineering departments. By this time, he was hooked.
In 2004 he joined what is now Bosch Rexroth’s largest manufacturing campus for axial-piston products in the Americas at their Fountain Inn, S C. facility, in positions that ranged from technical purchasing, through operations in quality and quality systems, to then join the regional sales force with responsibilities in sales and applications engineering, directly working with distributors and OEMs in the region.
In 2014, after noticing the many opportunities in the Latin American markets for fluid power know-how, reliable solutions, and top-of-the-line customer service, he founded EEM Technologies: a full-line distributor of fluid power solutions specifically targeting customers in Latin America.

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