2020 PFMA Expo- John Houdek- Seminar Presenter Feature

October 7, 2019

John Houdek is president and co-owner of Allied Industrial Marketing, Inc. (Cedarburg, WI, USA), a company that specializes in electrical power quality. John serves the power quality industry as an independent resource for a variety of power quality services including power quality problem diagnosis, harmonic analysis, power quality filter design, computer simulation, training and seminars as well as technical marketing support for key components used by assemblers of high performance power quality equipment. 

John has over thirty five years of experience in electrical power quality. Prior to forming Allied Industrial Marketing, along with his wife, John held senior management positions for two electrical power quality equipment manufacturers. John earned an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management in 1989 and has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering technology from MSOE. 

John is an adjunct assistant professor at MSOE (Milwaukee School of Engineering) where he teaches a course in electrical power quality. He has presented power quality seminars and training programs throughout North America, in Europe, Asia, Central America and South America and has authored many technical papers which were published or presented at technical conferences. He has performed harmonic analysis studies for over 100 large scale facilities throughout the world and on a regular basis, helps clients to identify the root causes of their power quality problems and recommends practical solutions. 

John offers monthly seminars on a variety of power quality topics at their Cedarburg, WI office building plus he presents many private on-site seminars upon request. 

Technical Papers and Publications by John A. Houdek 

Reactors Provide a Low Cost Solution to inverter/drive Power Quality Power Quality Magazine, September/October 1991. 

Economical Solutions to Meet Harmonic Distortion Limits PCIM Conference, Nurnberg, Germany, June 1999. 

Reactors Maximize Drive System Reliability Power Quality Magazine, February 2000. 

Solving SCR Line Voltage Notching EC&M Magazine, September, 2000. 

Simplified Harmonic Analysis for 6-pulse Rectifiers IEEE Milwaukee Chapter, October, 2000. 

IEEE 519 Compliance Simplified Power Quality Conference, October 2001. 

Line Reactors and VFDs EC&M Magazine, May 2002. 

Performance of Harmonic Mitigation Alternatives International Power Quality Conference, Singapore, October 2002. 

Economical Solutions to Meet Harmonic Distortion Limits Practical Solutions to Power Systems Quality Problems, Volume 4 Electricity Forum, 2002. 

Harmonic Mitigation Alternatives Power Quality and Grounding Handbook, Volume 5 Electricity Forum, 2004. 

Power Factor in Electrical Power Systems with non-Linear Loads (Sandoval & Houdek) PowerSystems World Conference, Chicago, IL, October, 2004. 

The Impact of Non-Linear Loads on Distributed Generation Power Sources (Chavez & Houdek) PEDAC Conference: Power Electronics for Distributed and Co-Generation, Novi, MI, June 2005. 

Protecting Submersible Motors from the Effects of PWM Voltage (Texiera & Houdek) 2009 Conference : Brazil Conference for Quality Electric Energy 

Technical Papers and Publications by John A. Houdek 

Facility Power Quality PFMA Connection, 2015 

Best Practices for Electrical Power Quality PFMA Connection, 2016 

Harmonics – A Brief Tutorial PFMA Connection 2017 

Simple Measures that Improve Power Quality PFMA Connection (January 2019) 

Power Quality Seminar and/or Training Programs Presented by John Houdek 

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