MFG Excellence Awards 2022

2022 MFG Excellence Award Recipients

The annual MFG Excellence Awards celebrate the leaders and products pushing the industry forward. The 2022 award winners, finalists and industry supporters were recognized Thursday, November 10, at a prestigious evening of celebration in Lansing.

2022 MFG Excellence Awards Winners

MFG Lifetime Achievement Award
Bob Jacquart, Jacquart Fabric Products, Home of Stormy Kromer (Ironwood)

MFG Woman of the Year
Terri Datz-Siegel, Hemlock Semiconductor Operations LLC (Hemlock)

Michigan Manufacturer of the Year Award – Small Tier
Dave Yancho and Robin McConnell, Armor Protective Packaging (Howell)

MFG Emerging Leader
Kristen Opperman, Hemlock Semiconductor Operations LLC (Hemlock)

MFG Talent Champion
Steve Heethuis, NN Mobile Solutions (Kentwood) 

Coolest Thing Made in Michigan
PW1000 Observatory System – PlaneWave Instruments (Adrian)

Michigan Manufacturer of the Year – Large Tier
DUO FORM (Edwardsburg)

MFG Community Impact
Peckham, Inc. (Lansing)

MFG Innovation Excellence
Interactive Training Systems (Fenton)

About the MFG Excellence Awards

For more than a century, the manufacturing industry has propelled Michigan forward – through good times and in challenging times. In the 21st century, our legacy champions of industry and our next generation of innovators are collaborating to drive Michigan into a future that will continue to shape our collective fortunes, our state’s economy, the communities we serve, our individual businesses, and our families’ livelihoods.

It is MMA’s honor to recognize and promote the most innovative, game-changing, groundbreaking, cutting edge products and leaders from a Michigan industry that employs over 630,000 people and produces $102 billion in goods each year. Learn more about the award categories and meet past winners. Nominations for 2023 open in June.

2022 Sponsors

Thank you to our 2022 event sponsors. If you would like to be a 2023 sponsor, contact MMA’s Ashley Wakefield, at 517-487-8523 or

Thank You to Our 2022 MFG Exellence Awards Sponsors
Ford Member CompanyMarathon Petroleum Company Lp Hemlock SemiconductorIT ResourceCMS EnergyPrometisClark HillFCCI GroupMiller IndustriesRehmannManer CosterisanBrown and BrownEnbridgeMTMIC Blue Cross Blue Shield MetLife

Show your pride in the Michigan manufacturing industry by sponsoring this highly anticipated annual event. Be a part of the celebration by sponsoring at the investment level right for your company. Contact MMA’s Ashley Wakefield, at 517-487-8523 or, to discuss the best sponsorship investment for your brand.

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Ashley Wakefield

Ashley Wakefield
Director of Membership, Marketing & Events
Call 517-487-8523