Winners announced for the third annual awards program, designed to highlight individual and team accomplishments by Georgia manufacturing professionals. The 2016 awards presentation were held during the Georgia Manufacturing Summit on October 26th.



Award Winners Announced

The 2016 "People of Manufacturing" Awards were presented at the Georgia Manufacturing Summit on October 26th at the Cobb Galleria.

You can help us share the great news about what is happening in manufacturing in Georgia and recognize some special people in your community that are making it happen.

Meet the 2016 Winners...

Congratulations to all of the 2016 "People of Manufacturing" Award winners!

“The 2016 People of Manufacturing Awards are designed to bring exposure and recognition to Georgia manufacturers and their employees, the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance is honoring the people of manufacturing in Georgia that exhibit excellence on a day-in, day-out basis. We are excited to announce the winner for the 2016.” said Jason Moss CEO Georgia Manufacturing Alliance (GMA)

Front Line Leader
Allison Giddens of Win-Tech Inc.



Plant Manager
Steve Brown of KaMin-Macon



Team Operational Excellence
Production Team of Enviropak



Team Safety
Safety Team of KaMin-Sandersville



Georgia Manufacturing Hall of Fame

The Georgia Manufacturing Hall of Fame was launched at the Summit this year. The "Legends of Manufacturing" award was presented to two industry leaders who have made a significant impact on Georgia's manufacturing community.

Gus Whalen

The Legends Award
Janelle Whalen accepted the award on behalf of her late husband Gus. Presented by Jason Moss


Randy Jackson          

The Legends Award
Jamey Jackson accepted the award on behalf of his late father Randy. Presented by Jason Moss and Mel Haas



To see more picture of the awards and summit click here

Photos by Brad Shumake of 4:TEN Media



Take a look at the 2015 Winners...

Congratulations to all of the 2015 "People of Manufacturing" Award winners!

Front Line Leader
Chet Hale of Simmons Serta Bedding


Team Operational Excellence
Production Team of Custom Plastics and More


Team Operational Excellence
Lean Six Sigma Group of FiberVisions


Team Safety
Jeff Rood and Charles Bucy of Decostar / Magna Corporation


To see more picture of the awards and summit click here

Photos by Jan Stittleburg of JS PhotoFX


The 2017 "People of Manufacturing" Awards program will be held at the Georgia Manufacturing Summit October 25th 2017. Nominations will be open soon.