|By PR Newswire
|March 17, 2014 07:55 AM EDT
-- Procter & Gamble, BMW, Merck, Dow, GE, and fellow award winners from around the world to be honored at the Manufacturing Leadership Summit June 3-5
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 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).
In a world of intensifying global competition and accelerating change, recipients of the ML Awards have distinguished themselves by embracing breakthrough innovation and enabling their companies to anticipate and respond to customers with unmatched agility.
Now in their tenth year, the Manufacturing Leadership Awards honor companies and individuals that are shaping the future of global manufacturing. Nominations are entered into 11 categories and are evaluated and scored by a panel of expert judges. Nine of the ML Awards categories are for outstanding projects undertaken and completed by a manufacturing company. Two categories recognize the achievements of individual manufacturing leaders.
Manufacturing Leadership Award winners and their technology partners will be honored on June 5 at a gala celebration that follows the tenth annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit in Palm Beach, FL, a unique gathering of manufacturing leaders from around the world. The theme for the 2043 Summit is "The Next Industrial Revolution: What Will Your Company Look Like in 2030?" Featured speakers include Marco Annunziata, Chief Economist and Executive Director, Global Market Insights, General Electric; Dr. Stephen Hoover, CEO, Palo Alto Research Center; Ralph Resnick, Founding Director, America Makes; and Catherine Clegg, Vice President, Global Manufacturing Engineering, General Motors.
Expert judges for the 2013 ML Awards were Jim Davis, Vice Provost, Information Technology and Chief Academic Technology Officer, UCLA; Sath Rao, Vice President, Research, Industrial Automation and Process Control, Frost & Sullivan; Morris Lenczicki, Vice President, Communications and Social Responsibility, L'Oreal USA Inc.; Val Zanchuk, President, Graphicast Inc.; Brad Heath, CEO, VirTex Enterprises LP; David R. Brousell, Global Vice President and Editorial Director, Manufacturing Leadership Council; Bob Macintosh, CEO, Nicolet Plastics; Peter Antoinette, President and CEO, Nanocomp Technologies Inc.; John Gagel, Corporate Manager Sustainability, Lexmark International; Miguel Angel Lozano, Innovation Director, CEMEX; Brad Martin, Vice President Engineering Operations and Quality, Extreme Networks; George Nickel, Director Global Process Architecture (retired), Johnson & Johnson; Jill O'Sullivan, Professor, Farmingdale State College; and Terry Smith, Senior Vice President and Executive Leader, Lion-Vallen Industries.
The Manufacturing Leadership Council is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Awards:
Customer Value Leadership:
Cisco Systems Inc.
Emerson InterMetro Industries Inc.
Land O'Lakes Inc.
Lexmark International Inc. (Device Field Performance Analysis)
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. (Manufacturing Earned Value Management System)
Procter & Gamble (Consumer Place)
rapid prototyping and manufacturing (rp+m)
VirTex Enterprises LP
Avnet Technology Solutions.
Engineering and Production Technology Leadership:
EMC Corporation (EMSD Engineering Lab Transformation)
Extreme Networks Inc. (Automation in Software Quality Assurance)
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. (Cryogenic Machining Of Titanium)
Micro Mold Co. Inc.
Neptuno Engineering & Manufacturing
PACCAR Inc. (Non-Contact Axle Alignment System)
PACCAR Inc. (Flexible Engine Machining Line)
Pratt & Whitney
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)
Lord MicroStrain Sensing Systems
Merck & Co. Inc. (Big Data Analytics Improve Vaccines Manufacturing)
NACCO Materials Handling Group
Poly-Cast Plastics (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.
Rockwell Collins Inc.
S&S Hinge Co.
Sub-Zero Group Inc.
Tempel Steel Co.
The Boeing Company
World Water Works Inc.
Virginia Manufacturers Association
Manufacturing Skill Standards Council
SME Education Foundation
Boston Scientific Corp.
Bridge Publications Inc.
IBM Corp. (IPDL Singapore Innovation Program)
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)
Michelin North America
Vac-Tron Equipment LLC
Supply Chain Leadership:
Blue Bell Creameries
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)
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.
BMW Manufacturing Company LLC
GlassCraft Door Company
Greif Embalagens Industriais do Brasil
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. (Environmentally Conscious Aircraft Coatings)
Plastic Molding Technology Inc.
IBM Corp. (Design and Operational Excellence in IBM China)
Merck & Co. Inc. (Virtual Technical Network)
Peterbilt Motors. Co. (Human-Centered Design)
Ultra Machining Company
Growth, Innovation, Leadership:
Dean Bartles- General Dynamics
Don Buckner- Vac-Tron Equipment LLC
Arnav Anand, ResolutionTube
Susan Lewis, The Dow Chemical Company
About the Manufacturing Leadership Council
The Manufacturing Leadership Council, Frost & Sullivan, is the world's first member-driven, global business leadership network dedicated to senior executives in the manufacturing industry. The Manufacturing Leadership Council's mission is to help senior executives define and shape a better future for themselves, their organizations, and the industry at large. The Council produces an extensive portfolio of leadership networking, information, and professional development products, programs, and services, including the Manufacturing Leadership Community website, an online global business network with over 6,700 members worldwide; the Manufacturing Leadership Council, an invitation-only executive organization of over 100 members; the annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit; the Manufacturing Leadership Awards, celebrating industry achievement; and the thought-leading Manufacturing Leadership Journal. For more information, visit www.MLCouncil.com.
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