GE’S Marcelo E. Valdes Named 2018 IEEE Fellow
January 23, 2018
GE Industrial Solutions’ Marcelo E. Valdes has been named a 2018 IEEE Fellow, the highest grade of membership for Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE) members. A 40-year GE veteran, Marcelo is being recognized for contributions to improving the safety and reliability of low-voltage (LV) power systems.
“Congratulations to Marcelo on this tremendous honor, which is a testament to our ongoing commitment to advancing the industry through innovation,” said Industrial Solutions Chief Commercial Officer Eddie Martin. “It demonstrates how what our employees do every day has far-reaching impact for our customers and beyond.”
With 400,000 plus members in 160 countries, the IEEE* is the world’s leading professional association for advancing technology for humanity. The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected for this prestigious honor in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one-percent of the total voting membership.
Throughout his career, Marcelo has cultivated a passion for driving innovation that helps the industry have safer, more reliable electrical systems. He has held a variety of GE field engineering, sales, marketing, as well as various application engineering and application leadership roles. Over the past 15 years, Marcelo has worked closely with and provided leadership to GE design, research and product marketing teams to develop innovative protection products, solutions and methods to produce faster, more sensitive protection while increasing system reliability to deliver power to intended loads. Marcelo currently holds 27 U.S. patents mostly related to LV circuit protection.
“I am honored to receive this IEEE fellow recognition from my industry peers and to represent GE,” Marcelo said. “This recognition is an acknowledgment of the contributions of the many GE and IEEE teams I have had the privilege of collaborating with over the years.”
Marcelo is chair of an IEEE working group that produced a standard for safer motor control centers (MCCs). He has chaired the IEEE Electrical Safety Conference and has contributed to numerous technical publications. Marcelo also participates in, or chairs, various other working groups and committees, writing or editing standards for protection and electrical safety.
“IEEE is a critical venue for learning, sharing, and identifying where creativity is needed, and seeing the impact our contributions make on society and I’m very proud to be a part of this organization,” Marcelo said.
The IEEE is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics. Dedicated to the advancement of technology, the IEEE publishes 30 percent of the world’s literature in the electrical and electronics engineering and computer science fields, and has developed more than 1,300 active industry standards. The association also sponsors or co-sponsors nearly 1,700 international technical conferences each year. For more information about IEEE or the IEEE Fellow Program, please visit www.ieee.org.
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