John Malinowski, Baldor Electric Company’s senior director of industry affairs, was recently recognized with the MS’16 Award at the 2016 Motor Summit in Zurich, Switzerland. The MS’16 award is for his personal engagement to make IE3 premium efficiency motors the global market standard. Malinowski has been instrumental to Baldor and has been a voice and advocate for motor manufacturers working with standards organizations and government agencies.
The award was presented at the 2016 Motor Summit, a bi-annual event held since 2007 in Zurich. The event brings selected international experts together from research; federal governments; utilities; motor, pump, and fan manufacturers; original equipment manufacturers (OEM); motor systems users and other interested parties to discuss motor and drive technology, new global efficiency programs and market transformations. The event is hosted by Impact Energy, a member of the Swiss Agency for Efficient Energy Use (S.A.F.E.), in collaboration with the Electric Motor Systems Annex (EMSA) of the IEA 4E (International Energy Agency Technology Collaboration Program on Energy Efficient End-use Equipment) and the national program SwissEnergy.
Industrial electric motors have had their efficiency regulated by the U.S. Department of Energy since 1997 and Natural Resources Canada since 1998. The European Union, Mexico, Australia, Saudi Arabia, China, Brazil and many other countries have legislated Minimum Efficiency Performance Standards (MEPS) to set efficiency levels for motors sold for use in their countries. Malinowski has worked with these groups to set and harmonize efficiency levels across the globe.