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.
John Munck Award for technical innovation 2018
The John Munck Award for technical innovations was presented to Paul Neller, Andy Mann, Phil North, Dave Manson, Brian Murphy, Allen Park and Jonathan Youn, who work in the Semiconductor division in Atlas Copco’s Vacuum Technique business area. They are presented the award for developing the iXM dry pump. The pump, used in the semiconductor manufacturing process, improves service life and reliability and is smaller, more silent and more energy efficient than its competitors. The vacuum pump was developed in South Korea, where a large part of the world’s semiconductors are manufactured.
Recent John Munck Award winners
2017Olof Ostensson and Thomas Lilja
2016Andries Desiron, Mark S. Taylor, Glenn Vinck, Joeri Coeckelbergs, Jens Boeckx and Werner De Bruyn
2015Sebastien Pereira and his team
2014Bert Derom, Andries Desiron, Tine Hellebuyck and Joris Derde