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South Florida Manufacturers Association’s Recognition of Excellence Ceremony

The Recognition Event has been postponed. 

New date to be determined.

You are cordially invited to SFMA’s 41st Recognition of Excellence Ceremony on TBD ! This event wll be a great way to connect with many SFMA members and supporters from the business community. This also will be a night of celebration and accomplishments for the manufacturing industry and employees.

This event signifies, celebrates, and awards excellence in manufacturing both from an operational and talent development standpoint. Each year the SFMA awards excellence in manufacturing through its Manufacturer-of-the-Year awards and honors outstanding talent through the Employee-of-the-Year awards. We all know that finding good talent in manufacturing is hard to find and even harder to keep at times. Therefore, this portion of our program is of special importance by recognizing and appreciating the workforce in manufacturing.

Who Should Attend: This Recognition of Excellence ceremony is beneficial to all manufacturer, suppliers for manufacturers, and supporters of manufacturing.

Here are just a few reasons/benefits of attending:

  • Networking reception to connect with over 400 in attendance from the manufacturing and business community.
  • Opportunity to meet the 2020 finalists and awardees for both Manufacturer and Employees-of-the-Year.
  • Enjoy a wonderful dinner and see this year’s finalists, runners-up, and winners.
  • Manufacturing Excellence: Celebrate the Manufacturers-of-the-Year and learn how you can take part in this for this year.
  • SFMA Announcements: Learn all the exciting things happening with the SFMA.

Eric Silagy
President and Chief Executive Officer

Eric Silagy is president and CEO of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc., and one of the largest investor-owned electric utilities in the nation. He was appointed president in December 2011 and CEO in May 2014.

Mr. Silagy has worked for NextEra Energy companies for more than a decade. For FPL, he served as senior vice president of regulatory and state governmental affairs and as chief development officer, managing all generation development, including solar, natural gas and nuclear energy projects. At NextEra Energy Resources, Mr. Silagy served as vice president and general manager of the Southern Region, and vice

president of business development. Prior to joining NextEra Energy, Mr. Silagy served as vice president, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures at Entergy Wholesale Operations, and as vice president and managing director, Southeast Asia, for The Wing Group, a subsidiary of Western Resources. He also worked for U.S. Senator J. Bennett Johnston of Louisiana in several capacities, including chief of staff.

Mr. Silagy is a member of the board of directors of the U. S. Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Chamber of Commerce, where he served as Chairman in 2013-2014 and currently serves as the Chairman of the International Business Council. In addition, Mr. Silagy is currently serving a seven-year term as a member of the Board of Governors for the state university system of Florida. He also serves on the Energy Security Leadership Council of Securing America’s Future Energy, a bi-partisan council of business and military leaders supporting a comprehensive, long-term policy to reduce U.S. oil dependence and improve energy security. Additionally, Mr. Silagy is an executive board member of Enterprise Florida, Inc., executive board member of the Florida Council of 100 and board member of the Honda Classic PGA Tour event. Mr. Silagy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Texas at Austin, a Juris Doctor from the Georgetown University Law Center and is a member of the Maryland and U.S. Supreme Court bars.

SFMA’s Manufacturer-of-the-Year Finalist Companies

The South Florida Manufacturer Association’s Recognition of Excellence Ceremony signifies, celebrates, and awards excellence in manufacturing both from an operational and talent development standpoint. Each year the SFMA awards excellence in manufacturing through its Manufacturer-of-the-Year awards.

SFMA’s 2020 Employees-of-the-Year Nominees

The South Florida Manufacturer Association’s Recognition of Excellence Ceremony signifies, celebrates, and awards excellence in manufacturing both from an operational and talent development standpoint. Each year the SFMA awards excellence and honors outstanding talent through the Employee-of-the-Year awards. This portion of our Ceremony is of special importance to recognize and appreciate the workforce in manufacturing.

Administrative:
Shawn Pariaug – ACR Electronics, Inc.
Eileen Sobel – Kira Labs Inc.
Christina Soltes – SV Microwave, Inc.
Marsha Weaver – Kira Labs Inc.
Tony Wittynghan – Decimal Engineering

Engineering & IT:
Miguel Aragon – Champion Controls, Inc.
Amanda Candelaria – Terumo Aortic
Daniel Cerdeira – SV Microwave, Inc.
Alan Fitzpatrick – Stryker
Daniel Folgueira – SV Microwave, Inc.
Albert Hutton – HOERBIGER Corporation of America
Mark Simes – The Nature’s Bounty Company
Matthew Travers – Kira Labs Inc.
Ed Yonnetti – Habilitation Center for the Handicapped, Inc.

Production:
Giancarlo Arroyo – Kira Labs Inc.
Woodlentz Augustin – Habilitation Center for the Handicapped, Inc.
Aron Cherep – CellAntenna
Alex Davis – The Nature’s Bounty Company
Carmella DiPietro – Habilitation Center for the Handicapped, Inc.
Omar Fernandez – Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Rebecca Grabbe – Anton Paar QuantaTec Inc.
Farah Jean-Baptiste – Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Gabriel Loyola – Interplex Industries
Betty Marcellus – Terumo Aortic
Henrique Muniz – Summit Dental Systems
Carlos Perez – Southeastern Printing
Yoan Perez – SV Microwave, Inc.
Chris Reynolds – Decimal Engineering
Sergio Rua – HOERBIGER Corporation of America

Production Support:
Nicole Boucher – Kira Labs Inc.
Armando Diaz – Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Martha Fernandez – Vista Color Corporation
Shelby Graham – SV Microwave, Inc.
Kalie Makowski – Magic Leap, Inc. – Plantation Manufacturing
Hannysse Morales – HOERBIGER Corporation of America
Whitney Ng – Stryker
Luis Ramirez – Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Ryan Rosewall – Magic Leap, Inc. – Plantation Manufacturing
Madeline Ruiz – Vista Color Corporation
Rosa Sanchez – Magic Leap, Inc. – Plantation Manufacturing
Wade Sowards – HOERBIGER Corporation of America
Gianna Spagna – The Nature’s Bounty Company

Supervisory:
Luis Bosques – Southeastern Printing
Adrian Browne – Pallet Consultants
Carlos Camps – Terumo Aortic
Rhyan Clarke – Decimal Engineering
Chris Glueckert – Bee Access Products
Sean Lattibeaudiere – HOERBIGER Corporation of America
Kenneth O’Dell – Magic Leap, Inc. – Plantation Manufacturing
Ivaldo Pacheco – Kira Labs Inc.
Steve Palazzola – Surfacelogix
Elda Pierre Joseph – Habilitation Center for the Handicapped, Inc.
Liz Uzdigen – The Nature’s Bounty Company
Rob Waters – Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Toru Yano – Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

The South Florida Manufacturers Association’s Recognition of Excellence Ceremony brings together the best and brightest from the manufacturing industry throughout South Florida to celebrate and award outstanding businesses and employees. Many of the manufacturers that win then compete statewide in the Manufacturing Business Excellence Award at the Governor’s Florida Sterling Conference.

For a company that stamps their belief on operational excellence, talent development, and employee recognition, this is an ideal venue to become engaged and recognized for your contribution. It is anticipated that over 400 will be in attendance this year which will be a combination of manufacturing companies as well as numerous other industries that have an interest in the manufacturing industry. The audience will be a mix of owners, C-level executives, human resource directors and others involved in operations.

There will also be representatives from the business community. We are seeking your financial support to help us make this year’s Recognition of Excellence Ceremony one of the best we have had in many years in the form of one of our sponsorship levels. Thank you in advance for your consideration, and we look forward to having you as a sponsor!

Click here for a detailed summary of the sponsorship opportunities.

2020 Recognition of Excellence Ceremony Registration Details and Pricing Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Networking and Cocktail Reception 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – Award Ceremony Location:  Signature Grand – 6900 State Road 84, Davie, FL 33317
Registration Fees: SFMA Members: Individual Registration: $185 Table of 10: $1,650 Non-Members: Individual Registration: $215 Table of 10: $1,950
Event Contact Information: Overall Event Contact Information: Kaitlin Centonze – kcentonze@sfma.org or 954-253-7289 Sponsorships: Contact Candace Rojas – carojas@sfma.org or 561-573-7831 Click here for a detailed summary of the sponsorship opportunities.

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