MFG Excellence Awards 2021


Celebrate manufacturing excellence.

The 2021 MFG Excellence Awards were co-hosted by MMA’s President & CEO John J. Walsh and Donna Russell-Kuhr, President of PTM Corporation and the 2019 MFG Woman of the Year. The sold-out event showcased inspiring stories of manufacturing innovation and lifetime achievements across the industry and honored the following award winners:

MFG Lifetime Achievement
William Henderson, Aircraft Precision Products
(watch video or read spotlight)

John G. Thodis Michigan Manufacturer of the Year – Large Tier
Magna International of America, Inc.
(watch video or read spotlight)

John G. Thodis Michigan Manufacturer of the Year – Small Tier
Brent Hardman, Powell Fabrication & Manufacturing LLC
(watch video or read spotlight)

MFG Woman of the Year
Andra Rush, Dakkota Integrated Systems, LLC
(watch video or read spotlight)

MFG Innovation Excellence
Duperon Corporation
(watch video or read spotlight)

MFG Talent Champion
Jenny Geno, Saginaw Intermediate School District
(watch video or read spotlight)

“Coolest Thing Made in Michigan”
World’s Largest Hydraulic Power Unit, Exotic Automation & Supply
(read spotlight)

2021 Event Sponsors

2021 Event Sponsors Michigan CreativeNexteerRehmannWarner NorcrossGrand Rapids Busines JournalMTMIC Homethrive Blue Cross Blue Shield MetLife IT Resources
Sponsorship Opportunities

Contact MMA’s Ashley Wakefield, at 517-487-8523 or, to discuss upcoming sponsorship opportunities for your brand.


Event and Registration

Sarah MartinSarah Martin
Event Coordinator
Call 517-487-8521

Sponsorship Information

Ashley WakefieldAshley Wakefield
Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships
Call 517-487-8523