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

“Manny” Award

Presented to an individual for lifetime achievement in manufacturing.

Bill Crooms, Thompson Pump