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RBJ’s 2019 Technology & Manufacturing Awards

October 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

To recognize excellence, promote innovation, and honor the organizations and individuals who lead the manufacturing industry in our area, the Rochester Business Journal has partnered with the Rochester Technology and Manufacturing Association to create the Technology and Manufacturing Awards.

Winners in each category will be announced at a luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center.

The finalists by category are:


  • Nicholas Palermo, TEKE Machine Corporation
  • Richard Spinosa, Optimation Technology Inc.
  • Kenneth Swol, Maris Systems Design
  • Ben Zeller, Optimax Systems Inc.

Executive of the Year

  • Julie Camardo, Zweigle’s Inc.
  • Jeremy Hadley, Hadley’s Fab-Weld Inc.
  • Mike Hockenberger, Precision Grinding & Manufacturing Corporation
  • Dana Mehnert, L3Harris Technologies Inc.

Manufacturing Innovation

  • L3Harris Technologies Inc.
  • New Scale Robotics
  • OLEDWorks
  • OptiPro Systems

Powerful Partnerships

  • New York State Gas & Electric (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas & Electric (RG&E), NextCorps Inc.
  • Optimation Technology Inc., Horizon Solutions
  • Plug Power, RIT Golisano Institute for Sustainability
  • TEKE Machine Corporation, Arconic Inc.

Rising Star

  • Jason Bramwell, L3Harris Technologies Inc.
  • Daniel Cross, Love Beets
  • Eliot Giebel, Optimation Technology Inc.
  • Robert McQuillen, McQuillen Manufacturing

Workforce Development – Enterprise

  • Chassix Automotive
  • L3Harris Technologies Inc.
  • Optimax Systems Inc.
  • The Gleason Corporation

Workforce Development – Training

  • Imprintable Solutions, Ink
  • NYMAT Machine Tool
  • YAMTEP Inc.

Chairperson’s Award


Global Advancement honoree

New Scale Technologies

Growth in Manufacturing honoree

Precision Grinding & Manufacturing Corporation


October 16, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Rochester Riverside Convention Center
123 E. Main Street
Rochester, NY United States
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