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PTM Corporation’s John Tucker Honored as MFG Talent Champion by Michigan Manufacturers

The Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA) announced its recognition of John Tucker of PTM Corporation in Ira Township as the 2018 recipient of the MFG Talent Champion Award. The MFG Talent Champion Award is given to an individual who works to bring focus to the critical need of attracting Michigan’s next generation workforce to manufacturing’s variety of career options. Mr. Tucker will receive the award during the 2018 MFG Excellence Awards on November 8 at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing.

John Tucker, director of human resources for PTM Corporation, was selected by an independent panel of judges for his understanding of the importance of workforce diversity and willingness to educate Michigan’s future workforce on the opportunities ahead in the world of manufacturing.

“John has developed relationships and participated in countless programs to support the ongoing effort to maintain and grow manufacturing talent,” says Chuck Hadden, MMA president & CEO. “There is a talent shortage in Michigan and a solution depends on manufacturers who are willing and able to step outside their facility walls and connect with educators and students. John has been a leader in this area by using his voice and keeping an open mind toward the talent issues of the future.”

The MFG Excellence Awards is a one-of-a-kind gala event promoting manufacturing’s most inspiring people, companies and products as well as the inspiring stories which have made Michigan the global hub for the industry. Now in its second year, the inaugural MFG Excellence Awards received the Michigan Society of Association Executive’s (MSAE) Diamond Award recognizing it as the top association event in Michigan.

In addition to presenting John Tucker with the MFG Talent Champion Award, the MFG Excellence Awards will also present awards for Lifetime Achievement, Emerging Leader, Community Impact, Innovation Excellence and the John G. Thodis Michigan Manufacturer of the Year Award — an industry staple since 1981. The winner of the “Coolest Thing Made in Michigan” People’s Choice Award will also be presented following a months-long social media voting process hosted by MLive.

For more information on the 2018 MFG Excellence Awards, contact MMA’s Sarah Martin at 517-487-8521 or

This release was originally promoted on 10/18/18.

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