We Make It Here! Education Champion
Presented to the individual who contributed most to building awareness of the career opportunities in manufacturing with the 6-26 year old age group.
Jim Maynard, Pine Ridge High School Advanced Manufacturing Academy
Best Practice Award
Presented to manufacturers with exceptional practices in a particular business area.
Teledyne Marine Best Practice for Innovation
Sparton Best Practice for Food Pantry
We Make It Here! Amazing Product Award
Presented to the manufacturer who has been instrumental in making a recognizable product that great fun into people’s lives.
Fabco Metal Products LLC
Friend of Industry
Presented to the Service or Strategic Partner member who has done the most to further the interests of manufacturing and the VMA.
Homewood Suites – Patrick Sullivan and Kyra Woodward
Karl Schiller Member of the Year
Presented to the VMA Manufacturer member who has made the most significant contribution to the success of VMA
Ken Brace, Rapid Prototyping Services
Exporter of the Year
This award will be presented to a Volusia County firm that has demonstrated outstanding export performance. It was established by the partnership of the Volusia County Economic Development Department and the VMA.
Guernsey Architectural Solutions, Inc.
Entrepreneur of the Year
This award is presented to the individual who shows what it takes to build and sustain a thriving enterprise.
Stephen Dougherty, Dougherty Manufacturing
Presented to an individual for lifetime achievement in manufacturing.
Bill Crooms, Thompson Pump