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MFG Excellence Awards 2020


MMA President & CEO John J. Walsh and 2019 MFG Woman of the Year and PTM Corporation President, CEO and Co-owner Donna Russell-Kuhr co-hosted

The 2020 MFG Excellence Awards recognized the very best of Michigan’s manufacturing industry during an engaging and inspiring virtual event on Thursday, 1/28/21. Although attendees could not gather in-person to recognize the 2020 leaders, innovators and gamechangers, there was an air of pomp and circumstance as the deserving companies and individuals were honored.

Meet the winners below and check out the event recap for highlights.

MFG Emerging Leader Award
Phil Rausch • Hemlock Semiconductor Operations
(watch video or read spotlight)

MFG Innovation Excellence Award
XG Sciences, Inc.
(watch video or read spotlight)

MFG Talent Champion Award
Julie Malesky • Nexteer Automotive
(watch video or read spotlight)

MFG Community Impact Award
Hemlock Semiconductor Operations
(watch video or read spotlight)

MFG Lifetime Achievement Award
Ron Beebe • Euclid Industries
(watch video or read spotlight)

Small Tier John G. Thodis Michigan Manufacturer of the Year Award
DeWys Manufacturing Inc.
(watch video or read spotlight)

Large Tier John G. Thodis Michigan Manufacturer of the Year Award
Landscape Forms, Inc.
(watch video or read spotlight)

MFG Woman of the Year Award
Honor Sheard • Marathon Petroleum Company | MI Refining Division
(watch video or read spotlight)

“Coolest Thing Made in Michigan”
Hyper-Pure Polysilicon • Hemlock Semiconductor Operations
(read spotlight)

This award program recognizes manufacturing excellence in company and individual award categories. In addition to celebrating our manufacturing community and the contributions our winners make, the MFG Excellence Awards shares the exceptional stories of world-class leaders to audiences outside our industry.

Watch videos interviews and read the stories of past award winners and check out MMA’s Facebook page for highlights of past events.

Contact Sarah Martin

Sarah MartinEvent Coordinator
Call 517-487-8521
E-mail martin@mimfg.org


MMA President & CEO John J. Walsh and 2019 MFG Woman of the Year and PTM Corporation President, CEO and Co-owner Donna Russell-Kuhr co-hosted

The 2020 MFG Excellence Awards recognized the very best of Michigan’s manufacturing industry during an engaging and inspiring virtual event on Thursday, 1/28/21. Although attendees could not gather in-person to recognize the 2020 leaders, innovators and gamechangers, there was an air of pomp and circumstance as the deserving companies and individuals were honored.

Meet the winners below and check out the event recap for highlights.

MFG Emerging Leader Award
Phil Rausch • Hemlock Semiconductor Operations
(watch video or read spotlight)

MFG Innovation Excellence Award
XG Sciences, Inc.
(watch video or read spotlight)

MFG Talent Champion Award
Julie Malesky • Nexteer Automotive
(watch video or read spotlight)

MFG Community Impact Award
Hemlock Semiconductor Operations
(watch video or read spotlight)

MFG Lifetime Achievement Award
Ron Beebe • Euclid Industries
(watch video or read spotlight)

Small Tier John G. Thodis Michigan Manufacturer of the Year Award
DeWys Manufacturing Inc.
(watch video or read spotlight)

Large Tier John G. Thodis Michigan Manufacturer of the Year Award
Landscape Forms, Inc.
(watch video or read spotlight)

MFG Woman of the Year Award
Honor Sheard • Marathon Petroleum Company | MI Refining Division
(watch video or read spotlight)

“Coolest Thing Made in Michigan”
Hyper-Pure Polysilicon • Hemlock Semiconductor Operations
(read spotlight)

This award program recognizes manufacturing excellence in company and individual award categories. In addition to celebrating our manufacturing community and the contributions our winners make, the MFG Excellence Awards shares the exceptional stories of world-class leaders to audiences outside our industry.

Watch videos interviews and read the stories of past award winners and check out MMA’s Facebook page for highlights of past events.

Contact Sarah Martin

Sarah MartinEvent Coordinator
Call 517-487-8521
E-mail martin@mimfg.org