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Manufacturing Leadership Awards Nominations Now Open for 2018

2017-09-07 01:44

Frost & Sullivan's Manufacturing Leadership Council prepares to honor companies leading the industry into the Manufacturing 4.0 era

SANTA CLARA, California, Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Manufacturing leaders from around the world are invited to nominate their breakthrough projects and outstanding individual achievements for Frost & Sullivan's 2018 Manufacturing Leadership (ML) Awards, the industry's most prestigious awards program.

To submit a nomination, manufacturers can download and complete a simple form that will be reviewed and scored by a panel of industry expert ML Awards Judges.

Now in its 14th year, the ML Awards program honors large and small companies and individual leaders shaping the future of global manufacturing. The program also honors partners that have assisted ML Award winning manufacturers in achieving transformational breakthroughs.

By winning an ML Award, companies and individuals are able to demonstrate that they are world class when it comes to driving innovation, operational efficiency, customer value, the use of advanced digital technologies, and employee engagement.

"The combination of winners and attendees of the ML Awards Gala is absolutely unsurpassed," said Peggy Gulick, Director, Business Process Improvement at AGCO Corporation and a past ML Awards winner. "The energy, networking and press that the award has created throughout our business and industry will continue to advance AGCO as a game changer and global leader."

Other recent ML Awards company honorees include:

  • Airbus Operations GmbH
  • Boeing Co.
  • Ford Motor Co.
  • General Electric Co.
  • General Motors Co.
  • IBM
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Merck & Company, Inc.
  • Pixelligent Technologies LLC
  • Raytheon
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • Under Armour, Inc.

Top individual ML Awards winners have included Industry 4.0 pioneer Dr. Detlef Zühlke, National Council for Advanced Manufacturing founder Leo Reddy, 3D printing inventor and 3D Systems Chief Technology Officer Charles W. Hull; Ford Executive Vice President for Global Manufacturing and Labor Affairs John Fleming; General Electric Chairman and CEO Jeffrey R. Immelt; and Sir James Dyson, inventor and founder of the Dyson Company.

Recipients of the ML Awards receive global recognition as manufacturing industry leaders and will be honored at the Manufacturing Leadership Awards Gala on June 13, 2018 at the Huntington Beach Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa in Huntington Beach, CA. Partners may facilitate nominations for their outstanding manufacturing customers. Winners are those companies that receive the highest scores from the ML Awards Judges. Partners facilitating winning nominations are also publicly honored.   

The ML Awards program includes categories for manufacturers that are transforming their businesses to succeed in the M4.0 era. Manufacturers and their partners may submit 2018 ML Award nominations in the following project categories.

2018 Project/Company Awards:

  • Data and Analytics Leadership
  • Collaborative Innovation Leadership
  • Engineering & Production Technology Leadership
  • Enterprise Integration and Technology Leadership
  • Industrial Internet of Things Leadership
  • Operational Excellence Leadership
  • Smart Products and Services Leadership
  • Supply Chain Leadership
  • Sustainability Leadership
  • Talent Management Leadership

Manufacturers may also nominate their individual leaders in the following category:

  • Visionary Leadership Award

Full descriptions of these categories are available at:

Submissions may be made through December 15, 2017 and may be submitted online using a downloadable form. ML Awards winners will be notified in February 2017, prior to a public announcement of the winners. Discounted early bird nominations will be accepted through October 31.

For more information on the Manufacturing Leadership Awards, including past ML Awards recipients, deadline details, examples of completed nomination forms, and to download and submit nomination forms, visit:

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 by focusing on the intersection of critical business and technology issues that will drive growth today and in the future. The Council offers an extensive portfolio of leadership networking, research, thought leadership content, and professional development products, programs, and services -- including the Manufacturing Leadership Council Website, an online global business network with over 7,000 members around the world; the annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit; the Manufacturing Leadership Awards, celebrating industry achievement; and the thought-leading Manufacturing Leadership Journal. For more information, please visit  

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today's market participants. For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Contact us: Start the discussion

Jeff Moad
Manufacturing Leadership Council

Source: Frost & Sullivan
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