The Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA) announced the recipients of the 2021 MFG Excellence Awards, Michigan’s annual statewide recognition program of the exceptional contributions Michigan manufacturers make to their workforce, their communities, the economy and the industry.
“The MFG Excellence Awards celebrate Michigan manufacturing’s lifelong and emerging leaders and the outstanding businesses that thrive throughout the state,” said MMA President and CEO John J. Walsh. “Our 2021 award winners are truly deserving and representative of Michigan’s expansive and diverse manufacturing industry, from the largest, most world-renowned corporations, to leaders of the small and midsized family businesses that help stabilize Michigan communities.”
The 2021 MFG Excellence Award winners are:
MFG Lifetime Achievement Award
William Henderson, Aircraft Precision Products (Ithaca)
John G. Thodis Michigan Manufacturer of the Year Award Small Tier
Brent Hardman, Powell Fabrication & Manufacturing (Saint Louis)
John G. Thodis Michigan Manufacturer of the Year Award Large Tier
Magna International of America (Troy)
MFG Woman of the Year Award
Andra Rush, Dakkota Integrated Systems (Brighton)
MFG Innovation Excellence Award
Duperon Corporation (Saginaw)
MFG Talent Champion Award
Jenny Geno, Saginaw Intermediate School District (Saginaw)
The award winners will be honored at the 2021 MFG Excellence Awards on Thursday, Nov. 4 at the Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol. The winner of the “Coolest Thing Made in Michigan” People’s Choice Award also will be announced live during the event.
Learn more about the award winners and the MFG Excellence Awards.