- Vijayakumar also wins additional “Business Impact Award” in recognition of outstanding business performance
- Virtual awards ceremony held at the NG Manufacturing Summit 2021 hosted by GDS Group
May 12 2021, New York, USA: GDS Group, the global events, research and technology services company, has awarded Vijay Veeramisti, General Manager of Av Terrace Bay Inc., with the title of “Manufacturing Leader of the Year – North America” at this year’s NG Manufacturing Summit 2021. In addition to the main award, Vijay was also recognised for the additional Business Impact category award in recognition of outstanding business performance. The awards were presented during a live, interactive virtual ceremony at the NG Manufacturing Summit on May 12th 2021.
Located on the shores of Lake Superior in the town of Terrace Bay, Canada, AV Terrace Bay is a NBSK pulp mill producing over 330,000 tonnes annually. With over 360+ employees and $130 million invested over the last three years it is focused on moving ahead and responding to future market change. AV Terrace Bay is part of the Aditya Birla Group, a US $48.3 billion, Fortune 500 company.
Vijay was chosen as the winner by a judging panel of his peers, including Parimal Kopardekar, Director of NASA Aeronautics Research Institute, Graeme Cochrane, Global Director Digital Transformation at ABInBev, and Jon Kirby, Co-Founder of Blinx Solutions.
The Manufacturing Leader of the Year award recognises outstanding C-Suite (or equivalent) manufacturing executives who demonstrated exemplary leadership through real-world achievements in their field. Judges were particularly interested in seeing evidence of the application of innovative technologies or strategies over the last 12 months that have led to improved business performance and operational efficiencies.
In addition to the main Manufacturing Leader of the Year award, two further awards were announced to recognise achievements in specific areas, with Vijay also being recognised in the Business Impact Award for “delivering outstanding business performance.” Ekamdeep Singh, founder of IKIO LED Lighting was given the Integrity Award for achievements in terms of ethics, improving the working lives of colleagues, supporting marketplace change or reducing environmental impact.
About the Leadership Excellence Awards
The Leadership Excellence Awards recognize excellence in senior leadership within large enterprises, whether that be through innovation, inspiring colleagues, making excellent decisions, bravery, or achieving outstanding business growth.
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