AFS Strategic Vision Statement

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The American Filtration and Separation Society was established in 1987 when a committed group of leaders articulated a vision to form a society for the benefit of individuals and sponsoring companies involved in the filtration industry. This core of individuals took on the risks and responsibilities of establishing and promoting the benefits of AFS to potential constituents of the society.

Recognizing the founders of the society: Larry Avery, Fred Chapnick, Ed Gregor, Ric Herrera, James Joseph, Len Ortino, Lew Osterhoudt, Harry Sanstedt, Wells Shoemaker, Gordon Smith, Frank Tiller and Scott Yaeger.

Mission Statement

The American Filtration and Separations Society is an educational, nonprofit organization that provides a forum for networking and the exchange of technical knowledge within academia and industry in all areas of filtration and separation.

Vision Statement

Be the leading resource for academic and industry-based professionals in all areas of filtration and separation.

  • Promote Continuing Education and Training through a variety of methods.
  • Expand membership/participation to encompass all regions of North America.
  • Expand global audience participation and increase international influence.