Sheaf founded Certified Fluid Consultants (CFC) in 1990 and is owner/CEO of CFC-Solar, Inc. (currently operating as CFC Industrial Training). He has been directly involved with fluid power for 45 years and has taught fluid power courses for 39 years throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.
In 1981, Sheaf started his own business focusing on hydraulic field service, training and consulting.
For nine years, he managed the Hydraulic Power Unit Division of Pabco Fluid Power, a distributor of Vickers hydraulic components. Sheaf worked for five years at a General Motors division as a Process Control Engineer troubleshooting and improving hydraulic and electrical systems. At the Kinnear Corp., his duties for 6 years involved mechanical design and field service.
He served two years on the Board of Directors for the Equipment Service Association and was a director of the ESA Scholarship Fund. His active involvement (32 years) with the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) includes service as President, Director on the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Certification Board and Past President of FPS Publications.
Sheaf holds the following IFPS Certifications:
Master Mechanic (Pneumatic, Mobile and Hydraulic) Certification
Master Technician (Pneumatic, Mobile and Hydraulic) Certification
Fluid Power Specialist (Hydraulic and Pneumatic) Certification
Fluid Power Engineer Certification
Fluid Power Electronic Controls Specialist Certification
Accredited Instructor (to teach review seminars for FPS Certification exams.)
Conductor and Connectors Certification
He also holds additional certifications and training necessary to work on off shore Oil & Gas rigs:
IADC RIG Pass including off shore endorsement #IADCB1012982
SafeGulf PegPremier PEC 700034913
Water Survival Training/HUIT/METS API RP certification
TWIC Transportation Worker ID Credentials issued by TSA