We love telling manufacturing's story. Check out the Award Winner, Industry Member and Premium Associate Member spotlights below to learn about fellow members and industry leaders.

Award Spotlights

Winners of the MFG Excellence Awards are the leading industry leaders, policymakers, educators and manufacturing supporters who lead and contribute to the industry.

MFG Lifetime Achievement Award

Stormy Kromer’s Bob Jacquart was recognized with the 2022 MFG Lifetime Achievement Award not only because of his entrepreneurial skills but also for his ability to form bonds near and far, while personifying the passion and drive that embodies the Upper Peninsula’s signature character.

Read Bob’s story to learn more or watch the video at right.

MFG Woman of the Year

With her passion for people, leadership and the impact she’s had both inside Hemlock Semiconductor Operations LLC and within the manufacturing community, Terri Datz-Siegel is certainly a deserving recipient of the 2022 MFG Woman of the Year Award.

Read Terri’s story to learn more or watch the video at right.

Michigan Manufacturer of the Year Award – Small Tier

A recipe for success and culture of innovation and dedication makes Dave Yancho and Robin McConnell of Armor Protective Packaging the 2022 Small Tier John G. Thodis Michigan Manufacturer of the Year Award winners.

Read Dave and Robin’s story to learn more or watch the video at right.

MFG Emerging Leader

Advocacy, loyalty, empathy, hands-on experience and an ability to get things done are all marks of a true leader. Hemlock Semiconductor’s Kristen Opperman’s passion for being an employee advocate and her ability to connect with and inspire people truly make her an Emerging Leader.

Read Kristen’s story to learn more or watch the video at right.

MFG Talent Champion

Hearing NN Mobile Solutions’ Steve Heethuis talk about inspiring the next generation of manufacturing professionals and motivating current workers, it’s easy to see why he’s been named this year’s MFG Talent Champion.

Read Steve’s story to learn more or watch the video at right.

Spotlights Coming Soon

Coolest Thing Made in Michigan

PW1000 Observatory System – PlaneWave Instruments

Michigan Manufacturer of the Year – Large Tier


MFG Community Impact

Peckham, Inc.

MFG Innovation Excellence

Interactive Training Systems


Industry Member Spotlights

MMA Industry Members range from the smallest “mom and pop” shops to global corporations in every industrial sector.


Premium Associate Member Spotlights

MMA Premium Associate Members are critical service providers and trusted experts that support Michigan’s manufacturing industry.

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