Manufacturing Leadership Awards

Now Open for Nominations! 

Submit by Monday, January 15, 2018

Why Should You Nominate Your Company for the ML Awards

It’s not every day that you, your team, and your company receive recognition for your achievements from an objective manufacturing authority such as Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council or the distinguished Manufacturing Leadership Awards judging panel. This is your chance to see how you stack up against other leading manufacturers from around the world. And, most importantly, it’s an opportunity to tell your customers, your partners, and the rest of the world about your achievements. Let’s face it, being recognized as a leader is a great way to win new customers.

Here’s what ML Awards winners will receive:

  • Global recognition of your company and executives as manufacturing leaders;
  • An invitation to the 2018 Manufacturing Leadership Awards Gala where winners will be honored on stage;
  • Option to use the ML Awards winner logo to spread the word of your achievements;
  • Discounted access to the 2018 Manufacturing Leadership Summit, where you can network with other award-winning manufacturers and hear from a lineup of world-class keynote speakers;
  • Option to have your winning project and individual profiled and promoted in press releases and case studies;
  • Eligibility to join the Manufacturing Leadership Council where you can network with other ML Award winners and other manufacturing leaders throughout the year;
  • Access to expert resources that can assist you with marketing your ML Awards achievement.

Here's What ML Awards Winners Say:

"Winning a [Manufacturing Leadership] Award for our Predictive Service offering was valuable to Lexmark in a number of ways.  It validated the depth of our solution, it provided us networking opportunities with peer companies at the conference, and it enabled us to use the endorsement in ongoing sales opportunities.  Award submission was well worth the effort."

Phil Carter

Director, Services Operations, Lexmark International, Inc.


“The Awards program provides an organization the ability to benchmark themselves with best practices of others from around the world.  There are very few opportunities to share ideas and learn from leading companies as is possible through the conference and Awards Gala. The Talent Management Leadership award the NEW Manufacturing Alliance received from the distinguished organization of Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing Leadership Council was truly special and the most impactful recognition our organization has ever received. “

Ann Franz

Director of the NEW Manufacturing Alliance


"Receiving Frost & Sullivan's Product Leadership award is another confirmation of the market focus and innovative spirit within Card-Monroe Corp. Considering the reputations of the other companies nominated in this category and outstanding projects they submitted, being singled out as the High Achiever is very gratifying to our employees and owners. Our customers have honored us with incredible market acceptance, now this distinction is a reflection of their enthusiasm."

James M. Joyner
Vice President of Corporate Excellence, Card-Monroe Corp

“My team is still riding the high from our recently received Manufacturing Leadership High Achiever Award in the Internet of Things category. The ML Awards gala event and combination of winners and attendees is absolutely unsurpassed.  The energy, networking and press that the award has created throughout our business and industry will continue to advance AGCO as a game changer and global leader.”

Peggy Gulick

Director, Business Process Improvement, AGCO Corporation

“In a highly competitive market, the Manufacturing Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan allows us to stand out to our customers and partners, demonstrating our commitment to excellence. Senet is honored to win the ML Manufacturer of the Year/Small-Medium Enterprise Award for 2016."

Brad Martin

Chief Operating Officer, Senet, Inc.

“The Manufacturing Leadership Summit is an excellent opportunity to share, learn and network with our peers.  Receiving the Manufacturing Leadership High Achiever Award in the Supply Chain Leadership Category for our Supplier Collaboration Platform is a great honor, and a testament to our digitization strategy, which is transforming our business and supply chain management practices.”

Chalam Kalahasti

Director, Supply Chain Operations, Cisco Systems

“This year, nine colleagues and I attended the Manufacturing Leadership Awards where we were recognized for two of our manufacturing IT initiatives. The event was outstanding: an excellent venue, terrific planning support provided by Frost & Sullivan, and an exceptionally well-done award ceremony – a top-notch event.  It was also held along with a very valuable backdrop of the Manufacturing Leadership Council meeting, which was an outstanding event in its own right.

We walked away with great insights into leading (and in some cases, bleeding) practices elsewhere, a list of networking contacts, and (for those of us who received the award) highly motivated, feeling privileged and proud to be recognized amongst the best and brightest.”

Michele C. D'Alessandro

Vice President and CIO, Manufacturing IT, Merck