About the IW Industry Excellence Awards Program

About the IW Industry Excellence Awards Program

IndustryWeek’s new Industry Excellence Awards program recognizes the manufacturing decision-makers and companies that are driving the transformation of U.S. manufacturing through the use of new technologies, the cultivation of outstanding talent and adoption of advanced operational practices. It also will honor executives and companies that advocate the essential value of manufacturing to U.S. and global society and pay tribute to the lifetime achievement of one executive or thought leader in the U.S. who has had a demonstrable impact on the business of manufacturing.

The goal of the program is to celebrate innovation in manufacturing business leadership, specifically to recognize and promote the new ideas, strategies and best practices that drive transformation in manufacturing by leveraging technology, talent and operations strategies to achieve revolutionary leadership practices, business models, production systems and products.

Together with the IndustryWeek Best Plants Award program, these new corporate-level award winners exemplify what it means—and what it takes—to be a world-class manufacturer.

IndustryWeek Manufacturing Lifetime Achievement Award
celebrates the contribution of an individual, or in this case, partnership, whose leadership and tireless commitment to excellence has had a transformative effect on their organization and American manufacturing.

IndustryWeek Manufacturing Technology Leadership Award
… recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to manufacturing technology and innovation that has had significant impact on manufacturing.

IndustryWeek Manufacturing Talent Leadership Award
… honors an individual who has made outstanding contributions to manufacturing talent innovation that has had significant impact on manufacturing.

Each winner will be recognized at our annual event, the IndustryWeek Manufacturing & Technology Conference and Expo, which will be held May 3-5, 2016, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, in Rosemont, Ill.

For 2017, we’ll roll out a full slate of awards that call attention to radically new approaches to manufacturing business leadership.

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