Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient
Institute of Technology, April 30, 2003
John K. Moorhead graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.S. in mechanical engineering in 1941. He spent his entire career with Moorhead Machinery & Boiler Company, which was founded by his father in 1919. He served as the company's president from 1945-1984. Through his efforts, the company grew from a small local operation to a nationwide company, serving the power plant and processing industries. He identified several new business opportunities and created new products including the design and fabrication of boilers for coal and nuclear electric power plans; the components for crushing and the separation of taconite, the design and fabrication of high pressure vessels for fertilizer storage, the processing of products used in the food processing industry, and of ASME pressure code vessels and pressure piping for coal gasification plants. He has demonstrated his dedication as a volunteer and community leader by serving on many boards and advisory committees.
Biographies are as-of time of award presentation.