May 15, 2008
AddisonMckee, Lebanon, Ohio, was named as a winner of the fourth annual Progressive Manufacturing 50 awards, selected by Managing Automation, a monthly publication of Thomas Publishing Co. LLC. AddisonMckee designs and manufactures tube bending and end forming equipment for applications such as automotive, aviation, truck, and shipbuilding.
The Progressive Manufacturing 50 awards program recognizes 50 projects that have achieved distinction in at least one of the eight core disciplines defined by Managing Automationas critical to business success in the years ahead. The disciplines are Business Model Mastery, Customer Mastery, Supply Network Mastery, Data and Integration Mastery, Innovation Mastery, Training and Education Mastery, Leadership, and Operational Excellence.
An independent judging panel chaired by David Brousell, editor-in-chief of Managing Automation, reviewed project nominations. Judges were Lisa Bodell, CEO, FutureThink; Bill Canis, vice president for research and innovation, The Manufacturing Institute at the National Association of Manufacturers; Douglas A. Engel, former vice chairman and manufacturing industry practice leader, Deloitte; Chris Knuffman, lean manufacturing champion, Quincy Compressor (2006 award winner); Larry Lapide, director of demand management, MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics; Paul E. Martin, global chief information officer, Rexam Plc (2005 award winner); Bruce McKay, executive vice president, Livingston & Haven (2007 Progressive Manufacturer of the Year); Scott Mingus, global director of new project development, Glatfelter (2007 award winner); Eric Middelstadt, CEO, National Council of Advanced Manufacturing (NACFAM); James A. Robbins, partner, Accenture Industrial Equipment Practice; Maureen Steinwall, president, Steinwall Inc. (2006 award winner); and Steven Vidakovic, Technology and Knowledge Integration, Global Supply Chain, Pfizer Inc. (2007 award winner).
Judges evaluated and scored nominated projects based on project scope, business impact, customer impact, technology use, and scale. The Progressive Manufacturing 50 winners were the companies that received the highest total scores in their respective categories.
The Progressive Manufacturing 50 award winners will be presented with their awards at the Progressive Manufacturing Black Tie Gala, scheduled for the last day of the 2008 Progressive Manufacturing Summit. The summit runs June 10-12 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas. In addition to presenting the awards to the winners, Managing Automationalso will announce High Achievers in each of the eight disciplines, as well as the 2008 Progressive Manufacturer of the Year.