Frost & Sullivan Announces 2013 Manufacturing Leadership 100 Award Winners

Posted by Jenn Houston on Mar 9, 2016 9:48:00 PM

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan's Manufacturing Leadership Council today honored 100 world-class manufacturing companies and individual leaders as winners of the 2013 Manufacturing Leadership 100 Awards (ML100 Awards).

In a world of intensifying global competition and accelerating change, recipients of the ML100 Awards have distinguished themselves by embracing breakthrough innovation and enabling their companies to anticipate and respond to customers with unmatched agility.

Now in their ninth year, the Manufacturing Leadership 100 Awards honor companies and individuals that are shaping the future of global manufacturing. Nominations across 11 categories are vetted and evaluated by a panel of expert judges. Seven of the ML100 categories celebrate outstanding projects undertaken and completed by a manufacturing company. Four categories recognize the achievements of individual manufacturing executives.

Manufacturing Leadership 100 Award winners will be honored on May 15 at a gala celebration that follows the ninth annualManufacturing Leadership Summit in Palm Beach, FL, a gathering of manufacturing leaders from around the world. The theme for the 2013 Summit is "Bold Ideas for a Better Future," and featured speakers include Rodney Brooks, founder, chairman, and CTO of Rethink Robotics; John Rogers, president and CEO of Local Motors; and Richard Dauch, co-founder and executive chairman of American Axle Manufacturing.

The 2013 ML100 Award winners hail from the United States, Canada, China, Germany, India, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, andSwitzerland.

Expert judges for the 2013 ML100 Awards were Steve Huffman, government relations chairman, Automation Federation; Sath Rao, vice president, research, Industrial Automation and Process Control, Frost & Sullivan; Raghavendra Rao, vice president, Manufacturing and Process Consulting, Frost & Sullivan; Art Robbins, president, Frost & Sullivan, North America Operations; Morris Lenczicki, vice president, Industrial Systems Applications, L'Oreal USA Inc.; Maureen Steinwall, president, Steinwall Inc.; Alton Sanders, program manager, Boeing; Jim Davis, vice provost of IT, UCLA; Val Zanchuk, president, Graphicast; Joe Parambo, information Officer, Casting, Engine, Transmission, and Components Operations, General Motors; Terry Burleson, vice president, Energy Services, Nalco; John Gercak, vice president of Information Technology, Eaton Corporation; Brad Heath, CEO, VirTex Assembly Services; Anthony Chirchirillo, CEO, Chirch Global Manufacturing; and David R. Brousell, global vice president and editorial director, Manufacturing Leadership Council.

The Manufacturing Leadership Council is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Manufacturing Leadership 100 Awards:


Innovative Enterprise:

Lockheed Martin (Digital Thread)

Bridge Publications


Enterasys Networks (Robotic Optical Inspection)

Enterasys Networks (3D Printing and Prototyping)


Ford Motor Co.

EAO Corp. (Expansion of HMI Systems)


IBM Corp. (Smart Transformation Project Office)

GE Global Research



Lexmark International Inc. (Supplies Customer Escalation System)


Hardstone Construction LLC

Trojan Battery Co.



Information Leadership:

BAE Systems



Alcoa Inc.

Creative Foam Corp.


Eli Lilly

LARSON Manufacturing Co.



Groeb Farms


McCain Foods



Cisco Systems

Enterasys Networks (SmartSheet)


Saudi Aramco (Smart Performance Dashboard)

Sterlite Technologies Ltd.


Avon Gear Co.

Tribar Manufacturing



Walton Signage


Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp.

Johnson Controls Inc. (NxGen Transformation)


Johnson Controls Inc. (Project Saturn)



Operational Excellence:

Acumed LLC



Genentech Inc.

Plantronics Inc.


Elster GmbH

Nicolet Plastics Inc.



Cole Kepro International LLC


Deere & Co. (Wireless Tracking and Triggers)



New Flyer Industries

Lexmark International Inc. (Juarez Pull Replenishment)


Saudi Aramco (Oil Stabilization)

Plastic Components Inc.


Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. (Replenishment Center Redesign)

Plastikos Inc. (Automated Production Labeling and Tool Tracking)





Global Value Chain:

Craft Brew Alliance

Agilent Technologies


IBM Corp. (Inventory Management System)

Motorola Solutions Inc.


Coty Inc.

L'Oreal USA Inc. (H-TMS)


Deere & Co. (Achieving Excellence)

Fiat Group Automobiles SpA (World Class Manufacturing)


L'Oreal USA Inc. (SESAMe)



Techtronic Industries Ltd.


New Workforce:

AQuate Corp.

Chrysler Group LLC


IBM Corp. (COGNOS Super User Program)

CSI (Custom Mill)


CSI Dissemination and Distribution Center

Automation Federation


The Diemasters



Game-Changing Technologies:

Nanocomp Technologies Inc.



Raytheon Missile Systems

TVS Motor Company Ltd.


GE Aviation Systems

Thogus Products Co.



In'Tech Industries Inc.


The Boeing Company (C17 Mobility Project) 




KLW Plastics Inc.

Safelite Glass Corp.


The Boeing Company (Supplier Packaging and Waste Stream Mapping)

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies


Niagara Bottling LLC

Lexmark International Inc. (Molded Pulp Cushions)


Lockheed Martin Corp. (Sustainability)

Plastikos Inc. (Environmental Sustainability Initiative)





Next-Generation Leadership and Culture:

Sean Corkery, Dell Inc.



Daniel DiMicco, Nucor Corp.

Ray Coombs, Jr., Westminster Tool Inc.


John Lombardo, Suffolk County Community College


Manufacturing Entrepreneur:

Andra Rush, Detroit Manufacturing Systems Ltd. LLC

Kerry O'Brien, Germane Systems


Matthew Hlavin, Thogus Products Co.

David Crowe, Tucson Embedded Systems


Jim Newton, TechShop

Lance A. Scott, EAO Corp. 



Diana Tremblay, General Motors

Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover


Andy Howe, Better Energy Systems Inc.

Alan Mulally, Ford Motor Company


Selden Swain, Triumph International India Private Ltd.


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. The Council produces an extensive portfolio of leadership networking, information, and professional development products, programs, and services, including the Manufacturing Executive Website, an online global business network with over 5,000 members worldwide; the Manufacturing Leadership Council, an invitation-only executive organization of over 100 members; the annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit—Bold Ideas for a Better Future (May 14-15, 2013, at The Breakers, Palm Beach, FL); the Manufacturing Leadership 100 Awards, celebrating industry achievement; and the thought-leading Manufacturing Leadership Journal. For more information,

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