People of Manufacturing Award Winners

Congratulations to all of these Award Winners!

The People of Manufacturing Awards are designed to bring exposure and recognition to Georgia manufacturers and their employees that exhibit excellence on a daily basis.   We are excited to announce the winners for 2017....

Meet the 2017 People of Manufacturing Award Winners

Front Line Supervisor

Susanne Lauda, AGCO - Nominated by Allison Giddens

Plant Manager

Carroll Griffin, ZF - Nominated by Pamela Rivera

Team Safety

KaMin, Sandersville - Nominated by Jason Maxwell

Team Operational Excellence

Leggett & Platt, Monroe - Nominated by Tom Kirby


Meet the 2016 Winners

Congratulations to all of the 2016 "People of Manufacturing" Award winners!

Front Line Leader
Allison Giddens of Win-Tech Inc.



Plant Manager
Steve Brown of KaMin-Macon



Team Operational Excellence
Production Team of Enviropak



Team Safety
Safety Team of KaMin-Sandersville


Georgia Manufacturing Hall of Fame

The Georgia Manufacturing Hall of Fame was launched at the Summit in 2016. The "Legends of Manufacturing" award was presented to two industry leaders who have made a significant impact on Georgia's manufacturing community.

Gus Whalen

The Legends Award
Janelle Whalen accepted the award on behalf of her late husband Gus.  Presented by Jason Moss.


Randy Jackson          

The Legends Award
Jamey Jackson accepted the award on behalf of his late father Randy. Presented by Jason Moss and Mel Haas


To see more picture of the 2016 awards and summit click here

Photos by Brad Shumake of 4:TEN Media


Meet the 2015 Winners

Congratulations to all of the 2015 "People of Manufacturing" Award winners!

Front Line Leader
Chet Hale of Simmons Serta Bedding


Team Operational Excellence
Production Team of Custom Plastics and More


Team Operational Excellence
Lean Six Sigma Group of FiberVisions


Team Safety
Jeff Rood and Charles Bucy of Decostar / Magna Corporation


To see more picture of the awards and summit click here

Photos by Jan Stittleburg of JS PhotoFX


The 2018 "People of Manufacturing" Awards program will be held at the Georgia Manufacturing Summit on October 10th at the Cobb Galleria. Register today at www.GeorgiaManufacturingSummit.com