The John Munck Award is presented each year to a product developer or designer, or a team, for outstanding contributions to the overall quality of an Atlas Copco product.
In 2020 the John Munck Award for technical innovations is presented to Thomas De Bontridder and Jeroen Hoen who work in the Oil-free Air division and Dieter Bertels who works in the Airtec division in Atlas Copco's Compressor Technique business area. They are presented the award for developing the new ZR VSD+ compressor. With a complete redesign and all major components designed in-house, the new compressor improves energy savings with up to 10%, increases uptime and reliability, and reduces floor space with 20%.
2019 Ignacio Picatoste, Vanderson Lopes, Julio Tome, Alberto Arcos, Eduardo Garcia and Jesus Lavilla
2018 Paul Neller, Andy Mann, Brian Murphy, Phil North, Jonathan Youn, Allen Park and Dave Manson.
2017 Olof Ostensson and Thomas Lilja
2016 Andries Desiron, Mark S. Taylor, Glenn Vinck, Joeri Coeckelbergs, Jens Boeckx and Werner De Bruyn