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Winners Announced for the 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Awards

The top manufacturing executives and organizations are honored for their achievements

Mountain View, Calif., March 17, 2014 — Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council today honored 100 world-class manufacturing companies and individual leaders as winners of the 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Awards (ML Awards).

The winners in the two individual awards categories are:

Growth, Innovation, Leadership

  • Dean Bartles- General Dynamics
  • Don Buckner- Vac-Tron Equipment LLC

Next-Generation Leadership

  • Arnav Anand, ResolutionTube
  • Susan Lewis, The Dow Chemical Company

The organizations honored for their achievements in the nine company/project categories are:

Customer Value Leadership

  • Zoetis Inc
  • Cisco Systems Inc.
  • Emerson InterMetro Industries Inc.
  • Land O'Lakes Inc.
  • Lenovo
  • Lexmark International Inc. (Device Field Performance Analysis)
  • Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. (Manufacturing Earned Value Management System)
  • NCR Corporation
  • Procter & Gamble (Consumer Place)
  • rapid prototype and manufacturing (rp+m)
  • VirTex Enterprises LP
  • Avnet Technology Solutions.

Engineering and Production Technology Leadership

  • AGCO Corp.
  • EMC Corporation (EMSD Engineering Lab Transformation)
  • Extreme Networks Inc. (Automation in Software Quality Assurance)
  • Liberty Bottleworks
  • Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. (Cryogenic Machining Of Titanium)
  • Micro Mold Co. Inc.
  • Neptuno Engineering & Manufacturing
  • Norlen Inc.
  • PACCAR Inc. (Non-Contact Axle Alignment System)
  • PACCAR Inc. (Flexible Engine Machining Line)
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Protoplast Inc.
  • The Dow Chemical Company (Engineering and Manufacturing Innovation)

Enterprise Technology Leadership

  • Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp.
  • C.C. Filson Co.
  • EMC Corporation (Product Engineering Information Management Platform)
  • Extreme Networks Inc. (Advanced Predictive Analytics)
  • Graphicast Inc.
  • Lord MicroStrain Sensing Systems
  • Merck & Co. Inc. (Big Data Analytics Improve Vaccines Manufacturing)
  • NACCO Materials Handling Group
  • Poly-Cast Plastics (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.
  • Preferred Sands
  • Radisys Corp.
  • Rockwell Collins Inc.
  • S&S Hinge Co.
  • Sub-Zero
  • Tempel Steel Co.
  • The Boeing Company
  • Trane-Ingersoll Rand
  • World Water Works Inc.

Industry Advocacy

  • Virginia Manufacturers Association
  • Automation Federation
  • Manufacturing Skill Standards Council
  • Reshoring Initiative
  • SME Education Foundation

Operational Leadership

  • ARCA
  • Boston Scientific Corp.
  • Bridge Publications Inc.
  • CMP Corp.
  • Continental Tire
  • GE Appliances
  • IBM Corp. (IPDL Singapore Innovation Program)
  • Kimberly-Clark Professional
  • Peterbilt Motors. Co. (Lean Model Line Events)
  • Plastic Molding Technology Inc.
  • Procter & Gamble (Integrated Work Systems)
  • Stanley Black & Decker Inc.
  • The Dow Chemical Company (Operational Excellence and Reliability Technologies Development)

Product Leadership

  • 3M
  • Aeroscraft Corp.
  • Card-Monroe Corp.
  • Fishman Corp.
  • Michelin North America
  • Modulightor Inc.
  • Vac-Tron Equipment LLC

Supply Chain Leadership

  • Blue Bell Creameries
  • Cummins Inc.
  • Emerson Climate Technologies Inc.
  • Fender Musical Instruments Corp.
  • GE Oil & Gas Artificial Lift
  • IBM Corp. (High-End Build-to-Order Outsourcing and Supplier Integration)
  • International Game Technology
  • Lexmark International Inc. (Configure to Order)
  • Lexmark International Inc.( Replenishment System Design and Implementation for Bullwhip Reduction)
  • L'Oreal USA
  • MityLite Inc.
  • Motorola Solutions Inc.
  • Oracle Corp. (Logistics Supplier Collaboration)
  • Oracle Corp. (Transition Supply Chain)
  • Oracle Corp. (Oracle-Intel Lean Supply Chain Optimization Initiative)
  • Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • WMS Gaming Inc.

Sustainability Leadership

  • Abrasive Resource
  • BMW Manufacturing Company
  • GlassCraft Door Company
  • Greif Embalagens Industriais do Brasil
  • Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. (Environmentally Conscious Aircraft Coatings)
  • Plastic Molding Technology Inc.

Workplace Leadership

  • IBM Corp. (Design and Operational Excellence in IBM China)
  • Merck & Co. Inc. (Virtual Technical Network)
  • Ophir-Spiricon LLC
  • Peterbilt Motors. Co. (Human-Centered Design)
  • Ultra Machining Company