The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) honored John Malinowski of Fort Smith, Arkansas with the organization's Fellow award.
Malinowski received the award at the annual IEEE Petroleum and Chemical Industry Conference in Vancouver. He was presented the award by IEEE Industry Application Society president-elect Wei-Jen Lee. According to IEEE, the award was given based on contributions to motor efficiency manufacturing regulations and standards. For several decades, Malinowski has been a national contributor and advocate of increasing motor efficiency standards in the industrial manufacturing sector. Of the 33,000 IEEE Industry Application Society members, only 15 were elevated to the Fellow level in 2019.
Malinowski retired in 2017 from ABB after 35 years, last serving as senior manager of industry affairs. He was a two-term motor and generator section chairman for the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, the trade association for the electric motor industry.