Three winners were announced for the Remanufacturing ACE Awards. As with most 2020 events, this year’s ACE Awards looked a little different from previous ceremonies; the celebration was held virtually. The presentation also included recognition for past winners of the Awards.
The Remanufacturing ACE Awards is an international competition sponsored by the Remanufacturing Industries Council (RIC). Nominations for these awards were accepted for individuals in three categories, based on RIC’s mission to Advocate, Collaborate and Educate on behalf of the remanufacturing industry.
The ACE Award is granted to an inspiring person that is recognized for leadership in creating positive change for the remanufacturing industry and sustainability. The nominations were judged by a panel of industry leaders.
Vaughn Henson, RIC chair, and director of business sevelopment at CNHi Reman, opened the event with a segment titled Pandemic Good Deeds, acknowledging the outstanding contributions and positive impact from RIC members during these unprecedented times. RIC members made significant contributions to supply personal protective equipment and other equipment for our frontline health care providers.
Henson also spoke highly of how the ACE Awards give back to the industry. In addition to an award to display, Remanufacturing ACE Awards winners receive an education scholarship to award within their community, encouraging future industry leaders to become more engaged with remanufacturing before graduation. Five of the past scholarship awardees were introduced at the virtual event, ranging from Associates Degree students studying to be technicians to Master’s Degree students studying sustainability.
Paul Adamson, RIC secretary and Marketing & Membership Committee chair, then stepped in to present the 2020 Remanufacturing ACE Awards. He commended the accomplishments of each finalist prior to celebrating the winners in each category.
The 2020 Remanufacturing ACE Award winners are:
Michael Schmit, remanufacturing technology director, GE Healthcare, is a strong advocate on behalf of the entire industry. He participates in many industry events and brings a strong representation for the health care sector to RIC.
Jeffrey Stukenborg, reman engineering leader, ZF Group, is passionate about the value of cross-sector collaboration and enjoys sharing solutions in the hopes that a solution that one sector uses regularly will be just the solution that another sector was seeking. He regularly collaborates across sectors to benefit the entire industry.
Jack Stack, CEO, SRC Holdings Corp., has left an indelible mark on the remanufacturing industry and generously shares his formula for success with others. He helped shape the educational efforts of RIC as a founding chairman.