Blake Lloyd of Iris Power Named 2016 IEEE Fellow for Non-Intrusive Diagnostics for Electrical Motors and Generators

Blake Lloyd, Director – Product Development, from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, has been named an IEEE Fellow. He is being recognized “for development of non-intrusive diagnostics for electrical motors and generators”

The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one- percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor.

Mr. Lloyd is an industry leader, entrepreneur, and inventor. He has made exceptional engineering and scientific contributions on research, design, and development of motor and generator winding condition monitoring.  He has also contributed to the IEEE thru Standards work, and his leadership as President 2013-2014 of the 12,000 member Industry Applications Society.

General Manager of Qualitrol Iris Power, Joseph Mbuyi states, “Our company has been a global leader in developing tools and techniques for monitoring motors and generators. Blake Lloyd, as a founder of Iris Power, and now a Director at Qualitrol Iris Power, has been instrumental in developing proprietary and patented work to help utilities manage their core assets. As part of that discipline of driving innovation in our industry, Blake has spent a considerable amount of time working as a volunteer at IEEE by contributing to its technical working groups, leading IAS and promoting the values of the organization to young engineers. We are proud of both his past and present accomplishment of becoming a Fellow of IEEE and are fortunate to have two Fellows at Qualitrol Iris Power that will continue to shape and contribute to the development of our industry.”

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