Nominations are now be collected for MACNY’s 2018 Manufacturing Innovator of the Year Award, sponsored by Corning, Inc.

This award, in its seventh year, will recognize the innovative talents of individuals, nominated by their peers, whose talents and skills have helped advance the company and the region’s manufacturing capabilities. This award will be presented at MACNY’s 105th Annual Dinner on May 24th, 2018.

Click here to nominate someone today!

About the Manufacturing Innovator of the Year Award:

Manufacturers play a critical role in our State and Nation’s economy. One of the many reasons our sector remains so strong is our ability to adapt and innovate. This, in part, is because of individuals within companies who use their abilities to adapt, and through forward thinking ideas, help their companies and sector advance and thrive in today’s global economy. Such examples of leaders within a company may include Operations Managers, Project Managers, Engineers, Designers, or anyone within the company who has demonstrated their ability to innovate and lead in a way that has helped their company thrive. Because manufacturing depends on individuals who innovate, MACNY decided to preset an award each year to an individual within a company who has demonstrated forward thinking in the areas of technology, innovation, and advancement of products and production.

Awards will be chosen by a panel of manufacturing executives based on criteria that will include (but is not limited to) revenue growth, capital investment, new product development, leadership, employee training programs, production quality, productivity, energy conservation, and any other factors contributing to growth within a coompany or industry. Of note, nominations made last year will also be included in this year’s nomination process.

Submission Guidelines:

Anyone can nominate an employee who has exemplified innovation and leadership within their manufacturing facility and/or career. The nominee may be any individual who has gone above and beyond the expectations of a company and provided growth, expansion, and leadership amongst their peers.

The deadline for entries is February 8th, 2018. The winner will be determined by the Innovator of the Year Selection Committee, and will be honored at MACNY’s 105th Annual Dinner, May 24th, 2018 in Syracuse.

We encourage you to submit nominees for this year’s award. To do so, simply fill out the application by clicking here, include some biographical information on the nominee, and return to Karyn Burns, Vice President of Communications & Government Relations, by 2/8.

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