Manufacturing Leadership Awards

Now Open for Nominations! Download the Form HERE

Submit by Monday, January 15, 2018

2016 Highest Achievers Announced

Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership (ML) Council recognizes these world-class manufacturing companies and individual leaders as winners of the 2016 Manufacturing Leadership Awards.

Lifetime Achievement Award

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Manufacturing Leader of the Year

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Manufacturer of the Year (Small-Medium Enterprise)

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Manufacturer of the Year (Large Enterprise)

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Big Data & Advanced Analytics Leadership
  • Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies (Test Data Monitor (TDM) System for Preemptive Data Trending), Kansas City, MO
  • IBM (Transparent Supply Chain (TSC)), Research Triangle Park, NC
  • NXP Semiconductors N.V., Austin, TX
  • The Dow Chemical Company (Operations Analytics with Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence), Midland, MI high-achiever_75x15.png
  • VirTex Enterprises LP, Austin, Tx
Customer Value Leadership
  • Cisco Systems, Inc. (Lifecycle Advantage), San Jose, CA
  • Diebold, Inc., North Canton, OH
  • Lexmark International, Inc.( Customer Setup Transformation), Lexington, KY
  • Proto Labs, Maple Plain, MN
  • The Dow Chemical Company (Pack Studios), Midland, MI high-achiever_75x15.png
Engineering & Production Technology Leadership
  • Belden Universal, Broadview, IL
  • CPI Aerostructures, Inc., Edgewood, NY
  • Kenworth Truck Company, Kirkland, WA
  • Kostal of America, Inc., Troy, MI high-achiever_75x15.png
  • Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company (Laser Ablation of F-35 Structure for Nutplate Adhesive Bonding Initiative), Fort Worth, TX
  • MBX, Libertyville, IL
  • Saudi Aramco (Novel Separator Inlet Device Project), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
  • Saudi Aramco (Optimal Operation of a Network of Gas Oil Separation Plants Initiative), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
  • Western States Envelope & Label Company, Butler, WI
Enterprise Technology Leadership
  • Blue Microphones, Westlake Village, CA
  • Daimler Trucks North America, Portland, OR
  • Lexmark International, Inc.( Enterprise Social Networking – Connecting Employees and Knowledge Project) Lexington, KY high-achiever_75x15.png
  • Owens Corning, Toledo, OH
  • Parker Hannifin Corporation, Cleveland, OH
  • Power Solutions International, Wood Dale, IL
  • Vertex Precision Manufacturing, Vaughn, ON
Innovation Process Leadership
  • Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies (Topology Optimization Initiataive), Kansas City, MO
  • IBM (Single Chip Module (SCM) Optimization Analytic Application), Research Triangle Park, NC
  • Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company (Automated Drilling and Fastening Systems Integration Using Reverse Engineering), Fort Worth, TX high-achiever_75x15.png
  • Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company (Next Generation Advanced Metrology and Measurement Systems) Forth Worth, TX
Internet of Things in Manufacturing Leadership
  • AGCO Corp., Duluth, GA high-achiever_75x15.png
  • GE Global Research, Niskayuna, NY
  • PACCAR Engine Company, Columbus, MS
  • Senet, Inc., Portsmouth, NH
Mobility in Manufacturing Leadership
  • CommScope, Inc., Hickory, NC
  • IBM (Mobility in Manufacturing at IBM Manufacturing Solutions), Research Triangle Park, NC
  • Merck (Mobility in Clean Room Manufacturing), Whitehouse Station, NJ
  • The Boeing Company, Long Beach, CA high-achiever_75x15.png
  • Tyson Foods, Chicago, IL
New Product Leadership
  • Daikin Applied Americas, Inc., Minneapolis, MN
  • Hernon Manufacturing, Inc., Sanford, FL
  • The Dow Chemical Company (Dow AgroSciences Arylex ™ Herbicide), Midland, MI high-achiever_75x15.png
  • World Water Works, Inc., Oklahoma City, OK
Next Generation Leadership
  • Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Blong Technolgy Center, Davenport, IA
  • General Motors Company, Warren, MI high-achiever_75x15.png
Operational Excellence Leadership
  • Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp., Boulder, CO
  • Firstronic LLC, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies (Trainer Manufacturing Transformation Project), Kansas City, MO
  • Peterbilt Motors Company (Truck Assembly Process Efficiency Project), Denton, TX high-achiever_75x15.png
  • Peterbilt Motors Company (Test Flow Improvement Project) Denton, TX
  • Rockwell Automation, Milwaukee, WI
Supply Chain Leadership
  • Avnet, Inc., Tempe, AZ
  • Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA high-achiever_75x15.png
  • Dynacraft, Bellevue, WA
  • Merck (Supply Chain Planning Initiative), Whitehouse Station, NJ
  • Rochester Gauges, Inc., Dallas, TX
  • Sandvik Mining and Construction, Sandviken, Sweden
  • VirTex Enterprises/MTI Electronics, Austin, TX and Menomonee Falls, WI
Sustainability Leadership
  • Bridge Publications, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
  • Elster Gas Metering Americas, Elkhorn, NE
  • Lexmark International, Inc. ( TonerPave Project), Lexington, KY high-achiever_75x15.png
  • Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc., Bennington, NH
  • Saudi Aramco (Berri Gas Plant Energy Conservation Initiative), Jubail, Saudi Arabia
Visionary Leadership (Individual Achievement)
  • Carey Smith, Big Ass Solutions, Lexington, KY
  • David J Paetsch, Multifilm Packaging Corp., Elgin, IL
  • Dean L. Bartles, UI Labs, Chicago, IL
  • Don Taylor, The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI
  • Jeff Smink, Carolina Color, Salisbury, NC
  • John Shorter, GE Power Systems, Greenville, SC
  • Joseph Bione, Whitehall Group LLC, Troy, MI
  • Joseph Plunkett, Herbalife International, Torrance, CA
  • Michelle Lowrimore, LAI International, Tempe, AZ
  • Timothy J. Scott, The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI
Technology Partners
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Demand Management, Inc.
  • Epicor Software Corp.
  • Librestream Technologies, Inc.
  • Logility, Inc.
  • Lucid Way E-Learning Group
  • Oracle Corp.
  • Paper-Less, LLC
  • CADENAS PARTsolutions
  • Rockwell Automation, Inc.
  • Siemens PLM Software
  • Smartware Group, Inc.
  • Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.
  • Netsuite, Inc.
  • Teradata Corp.