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Hydraulics expert joins Torvec board

Rochester Business Journal
December 28, 2012

Torvec Inc. has named hydraulics expert Thomas Labus to its board of directors.

The company said Labus is nationally known as one of the foremost experts in hydraulics, with additional background in fluid mechanics, high-pressure engineering, actuation/controls systems, pneumatics, materials evaluation and mechanical design and analysis.

Labus recently retired as a professor of mechanical engineering at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. While there, Labus was instrumental in developing a fluid power option in the mechanical engineering technology program, and in developing long-term industrial partnerships with companies such as Caterpillar Inc. in the field of advanced fluid power technologies. He also taught the masters of engineering program there in the area of mechanical engineering and fluid power.

“The addition of Professor Labus to our board of directors adds a huge new dimension to our company,” said William McVea, Torvec’s chief technology officer, in a statement. “As a consultant, his vast knowledge of hydraulics and his innate inventiveness has already revolutionized the process and development of our new pump.  His reputation and contacts will surely be a tremendous help to Torvec.”

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