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ML100_2013_LOGO.jpgNominations Now Open for the 2013 Manufacturing Leadership 100 Awards
NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2012

NEW YORK (Sept. 20, 2012) -- Manufacturing Executive, the global community for manufacturing leaders and the producer of the Manufacturing Leadership Summit and Awards, announced today that nominations are open for the 2013 Manufacturing Leadership 100 (ML100) Awards.

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The awards, established eight years ago as the Progressive Manufacturing 100 Awards, are the premier program for honoring transformational business projects in a variety of categories, including global value chain performance, innovation, operational excellence, and the use of advanced technologies.

The ML100 Awards also celebrate the outstanding achievements of manufacturing leaders who have excelled at entrepreneurship, next-generation leadership and culture, turnaround success, and industry advocacy.

"We believe that now more than ever, insightful, adaptive leadership is the essential element that separates the best manufacturing enterprises from the rest,” said Heather Holst-Knudsen, president of Manufacturing Executive, a division of Frost & Sullivan. “Now that Manufacturing Executive is part of the Frost & Sullivan global network, the ML100 Awards will become an even more powerful platform for highlighting the most important manufacturing achievements around the world.”

ML100 Awards nominations will remain open until Nov. 20, 2012. An expert panel of judges from the industry will select the award winners. 

Manufacturers and their partners can submit nominations in the following categories: 

2013 Project/Company Award Categories

  • Game-Changing Technologies Award
  • Global Value Chain Award
  • Information Leadership Award
  • Innovative Enterprise Award
  • New Workforce Award
  • Operational Excellence Award
  • Sustainability Award

2013 Individual Achievement Award Categories (candidates for individual awards are identified by Manufacturing Executive and its partners)

  • Advocacy Award
  • Manufacturing Entrepreneur Award
  • Next-Generation Leadership and Culture Award
  • Turnaround Award

Past ML100 honorees include 3M, Boeing, Coca-Cola, Eaton, Ford, General Electric, General Motors, IBM, L'Oréal USA, Motorola, Nalco, and Raytheon.

All ML100 Award winners will be honored at a gala dinner and reception during the Manufacturing Leadership Summit, May 12-15, 2013, at The Breakers in Palm Beach, FL. For more on past ML100 winners, examples of nomination forms, and to submit nominations for the group awards, manufacturing companies and their partners can visit

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