Chairman & Steering Committee

Fred Schweighardt


It is my pleasure to act as the Chairman of the 2023 Hose + Coupling World Conference and Exhibition. This is an important event for people
across a variety of industries including oil & gas, chemical & petrochemical, and power generation to network, share knowledge and learn
something new.

Professionals from all sides of the hose and coupling industry will come together to discuss experiences, share insights and work to resolve
common challenges. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet experts in fields as diverse as material selection and specification, cryogenic
applications, high/ultra-high-pressure applications, testing, installation and inspection, hydraulics, hose safety, and more.
Presentations on topics from new technology and materials to avoiding coupling failure will be given by expert end users, EPCs, manufacturers and distributors.

With the demand for more and more energy driving operational and producing companies into more difficult surroundings—for example, environments with high corrosion factors, extreme temperatures (either cold or high) and lower depths—it is more important than ever to discover and inspire the innovations that will carry us forward into the future.

If you are an expert in one or more of the topics included in the preliminary conference program, there may still be time for you to participate at the event. Delivering

a presentation or joining a panel of experts is not only hugely rewarding, but also a great way to initiate a conversation. Along with the 2023 Hose + Coupling World Steering Committee, I am happy to present the preliminary conference program for the Hose + Coupling World Conference & Expo — one that will challenge you to learn more about the role of hoses and couplings in a wide variety of critical applications.

See you at the 2023 Hose + Coupling World Conference & Expo!

Fred Schweighardt
Director of Business Development – Advanced Fabrication Markets – Airgas, an Air Liquide company


Gilbert Alonzo, Technical Consultant – Mechanical EngineerSullexis
Hailing An, Subsea EngineerChevron
Eric Blazej, Industrial Distribution Sales ManagerProco Products
Frank Caprio, Corporate Trainer and Major Market SpecialistHose Master
Andy Christmas, Business Development ManagerMcGill Hose & Coupling
Blaise Cordier, Quality Assurance Interim Team Lead, Facilities and ProjectsChevron Energy
Jim Daniels, President & COOMid-States Sales
Gordon Duff, Senior Vice PresidentRYCO
Mike Harvey, VP/General Manager ManufacturingFlexaust
Chris Holder, Operations ManagerSinger Equities
Rob Huber, Commercialization ManagerGates Corporation
Gobind Khiani, Fellow, Piping / Pipelines / Control SystemsEnbridge
Brent Lilly, Vice President, Sales & MarketingPTCoupling

Rob Lyons, PresidentTIPCO Technologies
Prashant Malik, DirectorBarry-Wehmiller Design Group
Kerry Millen, PVF SMESaint-Gobain
Molly Alton Mullins, Executive Vice PresidentNAHAD
John O’Donnell, PresidentIDCO Co-op
John Owens, Hydraulic Hose Technician/SupervisorNACG
Rick Pitman, CSP, Senior Vice President Environmental, Safety, Health and TransportationHydroChemPSC
Jim Reilly, Market Manager Downstream GHX Industrial
Karina Robinson, Market Director, Industrial Hose for North AmericaContinental
John-Paul Schmidt, USGC Regional Piping Focal PointDow Chemical
Joanna Truitt, Director of Training and the Hose Safety InstituteNAHAD
Susanna Vandenberg, Marketing ManagerFlexaust