About FPTI™ -
On behalf of my amazing colleagues, we welcome you to our website, a window that lets you see deep into the heart and soul of the most passionate fluid power training company in the world. Our site will show you what a handful of people can achieve when they have a common goal – give students the knowledge they need to become brilliant fluid power technicians. However, to create brilliant fluid power technicians you need exceptional teachers. Ask any student what their definition of an exceptional teacher is, and the answer will be unanimous - “Knowledge alone does not an exceptional teacher make. The ability to impart that knowledge is what makes a teacher exceptional.”
I am Rory McLaren, FPTI™’s founder, director, and chief designer. These are titles I earned by co-incidence. However, there is one title that defines my true profession, and certainly, the one of which I am most proud, and that’s “teacher.” Even though we have built an impressive organization, you won’t find me sitting in an office. You will either find me in a classroom, teaching students, or in a Train-the-Trainer workshop teaching my colleagues.
What you will find truly amazing about our company is that it was literally built in a classroom. Every training system, PowerPoint™ slide, textbook, DVD, cutaway model, graphic, animation: absolutely everything, came from my profound desire to impart knowledge about fluid power in a manner that made it possible for every student to understand.
How it all began -
Two decades ago I was teaching a class in Salt Lake City, Utah. One of my students, a teacher from a technical college in northern California, was so impressed with my training “system” that he asked if I would make a duplicate of it for him. I did, and the rest is history! Today you will find my hydraulic training systems is more than 30 technical colleges in the USA, Canada, Australia, Africa, Asia, South America, and Saudi Arabia. It is also the number one choice for Corporate Technical Training Centers. There’s a reason why FPTI™ is the fastest growing fluid power training systems provider in the world: ask any teacher who uses our system, or any student who has attended our workshops.
No one will ever care as much about making sure you get the most out of your investment, as we do – absolutely no one! -
Whether you choose to attend our exceptional Train-the-Trainer workshops, or arrange for us to spend a few days with you at your organization to get familiar with your training system, I will personally be there to guide and teach you.
In fact, if your organization is considering making an investment in a hydraulic training system, I would like to extend an invitation to you to join me for a few days in my classroom – our treat! Even if you don’t purchase our training system, you, and your students, will no doubt benefit from the experience – especially safety.