Educators, manufacturers earn NEW Manufacturing Alliance awards

Posted on Aug 23, 2018 :: Insight on Manufacturing, Web Exclusive.
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New North manufacturers and educators will be honored Oct. 23 at the NEW Manufacturing Alliance’s Excellence in Manufacturing/K-12 Partnerships Awards event.

Held at the KI Center in Green Bay, the awards event spotlights best practices in manufacturing and education collaborations throughout Northeast Wisconsin as well as showcasing top talent from local manufacturing companies.

The Excellence in Manufacturing/K-12 Partnership award winners include:

Manufacturing Awards:

  • Brighter Image: Samuel, Son & Co.
  • Educational Partnership: Bemis Co.
  • Leadership: Plexus
  • Manufacturing Innovation: Johnson Controls
  • Visionary: Pete Uvaas, Fox Valley Tool & Die
  • Youth Apprenticeship: Jagemann Stamping

Educator Awards:

  • Brighter Image: Chilton High School
  • Career Pathmaker Administrator: Jeff Kasuboski, Wautoma Area School District
  • Career Pathmaker Educator: Cyndi Cantwell, Green Bay Area Public Schools
  • Career Pathmaker Technology Education Teacher: Kory Fredrikson, Denmark High School
  • Career Pathmaker Technology Education Teacher: Jon Larson, Little Chute School District
  • Education Innovation: Southern Door County School District
  • Higher Education: Rachel Johnson, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
  • Manufacturing Partnership: Wabeno High School

Community Partnership Award: Mark Hawkins of Hands on Deck

The Manufacturing Alliance also will announce its 2019 All Star Award winners during this year’s event. This award recognizes top talent at Alliance member companies, with this year’s winners coming from Eck Industries, Georgia-Pacific, Heartland Label Printers, Johnsonville Sausage, Kohler Co., Nicolet Plastics and Rockline Industries.

The winners of $1,000 and $2,500 college scholarships also will be honored. For the 2018-19 academic year, the Alliance awarded $40,000 worth of scholarships. During the past 10 years, the Alliance has sponsored more than $230,000 in college scholarships.

For more information or to buy tickets for the Oct. 23 event, please visit http://2018excellenceawards.eventbrite.com. Tickets cost $60 and must be purchased by Oct. 15.