Frost & Sullivan Announces 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Award Winners

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, Calif., 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:

PROJECT CATEGORIES

Customer Value Leadership:

 Zoetis Inc

 

Cisco Systems Inc.

Emerson InterMetro Industries Inc.

 

Land O'Lakes Inc.

Lenovo

Lexmark International Inc. (Device Field Performance Analysis)

 

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. (Manufacturing Earned Value Management System)

 

NCR Corporation

Procter & Gamble (Consumer Place)

rapid prototyping and manufacturing (rp+m)



VirTex Enterprises LP

Avnet Technology Solutions.

Engineering and Production Technology Leadership:

AGCO Corp.

EMC Corporation (EMSD Engineering Lab Transformation)

 

Extreme Networks Inc. (Automation in Software Quality Assurance)

 

Liberty Bottleworks

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. (Cryogenic Machining Of Titanium)

 

Micro Mold Co. Inc.

Neptuno Engineering & Manufacturing

 

Norlen Inc.

PACCAR Inc. (Non-Contact Axle Alignment System)

 

PACCAR Inc. (Flexible Engine Machining Line) 

Pratt & Whitney

Protoplast Inc.



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)

 

Graphicast Inc.

 

Lord MicroStrain Sensing Systems

Merck & Co. Inc. (Big Data Analytics Improve Vaccines Manufacturing)

 

NACCO Materials Handling Group

Poly-Cast Plastics (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.

 

Preferred Sands

Radisys Corp.

 

Rockwell Collins Inc.

S&S Hinge Co.

 

Sub-Zero Group Inc.

Tempel Steel Co.

 

The Boeing Company

Trane-Ingersoll Rand

World Water Works Inc.


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