Mechanical Engineering Alum named FEMA Corporation President and Chief Operating Officer

FEMA Corporation announced Steve Pride has been named President and Chief Operating Officer effective October 1, 2019.  As President and COO, Pride will have responsibility for all of the Company's operations worldwide. He will report directly to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Huffman.

Pride, is a 26 year veteran of FEMA.  He has served as Chief Technical officer, then Managing Director, and has helped in growing the corporation into a global leader in hydraulics.

“Over nearly three decades, Steve has built an impressive track record of strategic, operational and commercial accomplishments,” said Jeff Huffman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “He has proven to be a successful and trusted leader and brings to this position a strong reputation for developing people and inspiring critical thinking. His experience across our systems, products and customers will be important as we continue to accelerate growth through our Vision and maintaining our mission statement.  I could not be more pleased about his appointment to this critical role at this important time.”

“The Board unanimously agrees that Steve Pride’s leadership experience coupled with his strategic thinking and proven ability to deliver results make him the right person to help execute FEMA’s strategic priorities and drive sustainable growth,” commented John Pula, CFO and member of FEMA Corporation’s Board.

About Steve Pride

Pride’s career with FEMA began in 1992 while studying Mechanical Engineering at Western Michigan University.  He went on to receive his BS and Masters in Mechanical Engineering.  Throughout his career, he has worked as a Project Engineer, Chief Engineer, and currently Chief Technical Officer and Managing Director.  During this time, Steve has built company expertise in system analysis and modeling.

About FEMA Corporation

FEMA Corporation an employee owned company and is a registered ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 14001:2015 company located near Kalamazoo, Michigan. FEMA Corporation continues to be an industry leader in the design, manufacture and performance testing of custom engineered electro-hydraulic components.

Applications include Transmission Control, Autonomous Braking, Fan Drives, Active Suspensions, PTO's, Fuel Controls, Industrial Equipment Controls, Actuators and many more.

FEMA Products can be found in many areas of industry such as Agriculture, Military, Mass Transportation, and Mining, as well as others.

The strength of FEMA lies in the ability to work with customers to make their systems successful. We accomplish this by finding the right product match that achieves the level of performance and cost our customers require. FEMA's 40-plus years of experience in the off-highway and industrial markets prove invaluable in developing solutions in conjunction with today's technology.