An outstanding group of high-performing manufacturing companies and exceptional individual leaders have been selected as winners for the 2022 Manufacturing Leadership Awards. A record 121 projects and 23 individuals were bestowed the honor by this year’s panel of judges. This year’s program included nine project categories and two individual categories.
The projects that were awarded this year represent cost savings of millions of dollars and the elimination of untold hours lost to inefficiencies, breakdowns, redundancies, and repetitive or paper-based processes. They were the engine driving new product lines, new markets, and improved customer experiences. The individuals among this year’s winners have demonstrated a dedication to furthering the mission of digital manufacturing and a more collaborative, data-driven future both within their own organizations and throughout the greater industry.
Since the program’s inception in 2005, more than 1,000 of these awards have been given in recognition of achievement in digital manufacturing. In the beginning, categories for awards included things like Business Model Mastery and Education and Training Mastery. Today, those categories have evolved to things such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and Sustainability and the Circular Economy.
The common thread between all winners is this: A commitment to creating the best possible future for manufacturing through digital innovation. For winners, Manufacturing 4.0 is not just a “nice to have”, but a must-do for competitiveness and future business growth.
“This year’s winners are exemplary for their compelling use of technology, innovative approach to problem solving, and overall commitment to furthering the movement of advanced manufacturing,” said David R. Brousell, Vice President, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Manufacturing Leadership Council. “These achievements have helped manufacturers to boost their competitive position and realize significant performance improvements even in the most challenging business conditions.”
All winners will be recognized at the Manufacturing Leadership Awards Gala on June 29 at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort in Florida. Also revealed at the gala will be the High Achievers in each project category, the Manufacturing Leader of the Year, the Small/Medium Enterprise Manufacturer of the Year, and the Large Manufacturer of the Year. The 2023 season of the awards will open for entries in August.
Congratulations to all of this year’s winners on a job well done.