For dedicated and enthusiastic service and active engagement on the IEEE Standards Association Standards Board and its committees for more than 25 years, for outstanding leadership in promoting technology and standards development in the solid-state lighting industry, and in recognition of 61 years of continuous IEEE membership.
During more than 60 years of active IEEE membership, Howard has served IEEE in numerous leadership positions including as Region 4 Director, IEEE Treasurer, and Chicago Section chair; on the Education Activities Board, the IEEE Awards Board, and more than 20 IEEE Committees. He has been a member of the IEEE SA Standards Board and its committees for more than 25 years.In addition to IEEE standards work, he is chair of the IEEE Illuminating Engineering Society Standards Committee and past chair of the U.S. Delegation to IEC Technical Committee 34. Howard has held leadership positions in NEMA Lighting Systems Division, ANSI Lighting Group, CSA, and Underwriters Laboratories.For the last 19 years, he has been an adjunct professor in the Master of Engineering Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, served as a lecturer at universities worldwide, made numerous presentations, and authored many papers.Howard received his BSEE from the University of Illinois and his MBA from Northwestern University. He is a Practicing Engineer in Illinois; a member of Eta Kappa Nu; and is the principal of Lumispec Consulting, specializing in lighting energy efficiency. He is a recipient of the IEEE Centennial Medal, the IEEE Third Millennium Medal, the 2008 NEMA Kite and Key Award, the 2013 CSA Award of Merit, and the 2017 EdisonReport Lighting Lifetime Achievement Award.