People of Manufacturing Award Winners

Meet the People of Manufacturing 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.   

2018 People of Manufacturing Award Winners

Team Safety Award - Scientific Games

Adient West - Team Operational Excellence

 Plant Manager Award - Jason Harden, Sunny D

Elton Seton - Front Line Supervisor, KaMin LLC.

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


2016 People of Manufacturng 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 - Gus Whalen
Janelle Whalen accepted the award on behalf of her late husband Gus. 


Randy Jackson  -- KIA Motors         

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

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