2023 Glass Manufacturing Excellence Award


The Glass Manufacturing Industry Council is excited to announce the first of several new awards that will recognize and celebrate both individual and organizational achievement in the glass industry.

The 2023 Glass Manufacturing Excellence Award will recognize individuals who are making significant contributions on the shop floor within their company.

Nominees must be actively working at a GMIC member company and should meet one or more of the following criteria:

Glass Manufacturing Excellence Award Criteria:

  • Demonstrated success in improving factory or operational performance.

  • Success in deploying new technology into operations.

  • Acts as a role model for others in a factory or operational environment.

  • Mentors and trains the next generation.

  • Shows tremendous potential for growth within the industry.

  • Are passionate and dedicated to advancing glass.

Application Rules:

  • Applicants can self-nominate or be nominated by their member company.

  • There is a limit of one self-nomination per entry.

  • There is a limit of ten nominations from a member company.

  • Whether self or company nominated, nominees must provide a summary of how they strive to embody one or more of the award criteria (200 words max).

  • Applications must include a letter of support from a supervisor or mentor describing the nominee’s contributions and how they embody one or more of the award criteria. (300 words max).

Entry Deadline:

Please email the application and letter of support (Word or pdf) to Donna Banks at [email protected] by September 29, 2023.

Selection Process:

Entries will be reviewed by a new GMIC Awards Committee, and recipients will be notified by October 6, 2023. Nominees who are not selected this year will remain in consideration for the award until 2025.

Award Recipients will Receive:

  • Complimentary admission to the 2023 Glass Problems Conference in Columbus, Ohio.

  • A special award and recognition at the conference.

  • A 3-5 minute video highlighting the recipient’s achievements at their company.

GMIC staff will coordinate with recipients on conference registration and production of the video.

Click here to download award application.

For questions regarding application please contact Donna Banks +1614-523-3033 or email [email protected]