Rockwell Automation’s John Kay named IEEE Fellow
By Anthony Capkun
July 3, 2012 – John Kay, senior product specialist for Rockwell Automation, Medium-Voltage Business (Cambridge, Ont.), has been named an IEEE Fellow for his contributions to arc-resistant, medium-voltage control and protection technologies. Congratulations!
IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership, and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honour and an important career achievement. Kay has devoted himself to the advancement of industry safety standards over the course of his career, says Rockwell.
Kay joined Rockwell Automation in 1988 and has worked in many areas of the Medium-Voltage Business. Currently, he focuses on new technologies and product inceptions, including electronic, electrical and mechanical designs. He has made significant contributions to arc-resistant control equipment designs and industry standards, says the company, providing protection for machine builders and end users.
He received his degree in electrical/electronic engineering technology from Conestoga College (Kitchener, Ont.), and has authored a variety of technical papers, articles and manuals related to medium-voltage electrical control and protection systems, arc-resistant equipment and infrared technologies.