Thank you to those who attended the 2016 Manufacturing Awards celebration!
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About the event
Minnesota's manufacturing industry has a long history of excellence. Each year, Minnesota Business magazine recognizes the outstanding achievements of this vital, though often behind-the-scenes industry and its leaders. Winners and finalists were honored in the feature story of an all-manufacturing issue of Minnesota Business and celebrated at an awards event, held at ARIA on September 29, 2016.
Awarded to an individual who has entered a leadership role within the past five years, made significant accomplishments and appears poised for further success.
Winner: Michelle Squire, Vice President of HR, Talon Innovations Corporation
Finalist: Beth Nielsen, Chief Executive Officer, aspectLED
Finalist: Tom Whisenand, Co-Owner & Director of Operations, Indeed Brewing Company
Executive of the Year
Awarded to an individual who has made major accomplishments in Minnesota’s manufacturing industry in the last few years. The nominee should have at least five years of executive leadership experience in manufacturing.
Winner: Eric Gibson, President, Ultra Machining Company
Finalist: Doug Turk, President, Midwest Rubber
Finalist: Sarah Atchison, Owner & Chief Executive Officer, Midwest Fire Equipment & Repair Company