IndustryWeek's Manufacturing Hall of Fame -- Class of 2010

National magazine inducts 10 manufacturing leaders into the IW Manufacturing Hall of Fame

CLEVELAND, Nov. 17, 2010 — (PRNewswire) — The editors of IndustryWeek have selected 10 honorees for the 2010 class of the IW Manufacturing Hall of Fame. IndustryWeek is the premier publication serving executive and operations leaders in the manufacturing industry. IndustryWeek has a long history of acknowledging the leaders of manufacturing operations through distinguishing programs such as the IW 50, IW 500 and IW Best Plants.

Through the IW Manufacturing Hall of Fame, IndustryWeek now is extending recognition to individual leaders in the manufacturing community whose vision, leadership, and legacy not only provided value to their individual organizations but also beneficially impacted the larger business community and our society. A feature story in our December 2010 issue will highlight these achievements to the 121,000 subscribers of IndustryWeek and also will appear on the IndustryWeek Web site at: IndustryWeek is pleased to highlight their accomplishments to our audience of manufacturing leaders.

The IW Manufacturing Hall of Fame is presented by Swagelok.

Norman Bodek– Through newsletters, books and 50 industrial study missions to Japan, Bodek discovered, brought over, had translated and popularized many of the Japanese quality tools, techniques and technologies — from kaizen blitz to poka-yoke — that transformed American manufacturing in the mid 1980s and 1990s. Co-founder of the Shingo Prize, Bodek is president of the Vancouver, Wash.-based publishing, training and consulting company PCS Press Inc.

Lawrence Bossidy – In the 1990s, Bossidy led AlliedSignal Inc. through a dramatic transformation highlighted by 31 consecutive quarters of earnings-per-share growth of 13% or more. Named CEO of the Year by Financial World magazine in 1994, Bossidy shepherded AlliedSignal through its merger with Honeywell International Inc. in 1999. Bossidy went on to co-author "Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done" and its sequel, "Confronting Reality: Doing What Matters to Get Things Right."

Michael Dell – Dell founded the company that became Dell Inc. in 1984 in his college dorm room, with $1,000 and a unique business model—to sell computers directly to customers. Along the way, he developed a revolutionary approach to supply chain and inventory management that has become a benchmark in manufacturing.

Donald Fites – As chairman and CEO of Caterpillar Inc. in the 1990s, Fites implemented several strategic initiatives that led to record revenues and profits, made Caterpillar more globally competitive and positioned the company for growth and continued success. A member of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers Hall of Fame, Fites retired in February 1999, capping an illustrious 42-year career with Caterpillar.

George Koenigsaecker – From 1992 until 1999, Koenigsaecker led the lean conversion of the HON Co., during which time HON's volume tripled and IndustryWeek named the office furniture manufacturer one of the "World's Best Managed Manufacturing Companies." As an executive at the Danaher Corp., Koenigsaecker developed and implemented the Danaher Business System, a comprehensive lean enterprise model. He is the author of "Leading the Lean Enterprise Transformation" and president of Lean Investments LLC.

Harry Moser – The chairman emeritus of GF AgieCharmilles, who also serves on the board of the National Institute for Metalworking Skills, made his mark in the manufacturing world by promoting careers in the skilled trades. But his more expansive effect on manufacturing might be through his reshoring initiative, which aims to convince companies to bring jobs back to America.

Dennis Pawley –Pawley is best known for introducing lean into Chrysler's manufacturing facilities in the 1990s, through the Chrysler Operating System that he developed. Since retiring from Chrysler in 1999, Pawley has continued to be a champion of lean, co-founding the Lean Learning Center in Novi, Mich., and providing a $1 million endowment to the University of Oakland (Mich.) to establish the Pawley Lean Learning Institute.

Jerry Sanders – Considered one of the founding fathers of Silicon Valley, Sanders launched Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) in 1969 and built it into one of the largest microprocessor manufacturers in the world. He is a co-founder of the Semiconductor Industry Association—which gave him its highest honor for leadership, the Robert N. Noyce Award, in 1998—and the Semiconductor Research Corp., among other industry groups.

Rajan Suri – The creator of quick-response manufacturing, Suri is an emeritus professor of industrial engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The author of "It's About Time: The Competitive Advantage of Quick Response Manufacturing," Suri's system for reducing lead times, improving quality and cutting operating costs is finding its way into the top U.S. manufacturing companies.

Richard Teerlink – As an executive at Harley-Davidson in the 1980s and 1990s, Teerlink led a cultural revolution that shifted the company from a command-and-control management structure to an environment of collaboration and shared responsibility. After retiring from Harley-Davidson in 1999, Teerlink co-authored "More than a Motorcycle: The Leadership Journey at Harley-Davidson," which describes how he and other Harley leaders revitalized an American manufacturing icon.

Congratulations to IW Manufacturing Hall of Fame Class of 2010.

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