American Manufacturing Awards Dinner 2017

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You’ll experience an unforgettable evening with your peers as you celebrate the manufacturing industry and the achievements of the Leadership Award winner.

You’ll dine at the Riverwalk Golf Club, and overlook the breath-taking views of the beautiful landscape.

The evening consists of a pre-dinner drinks reception, followed by the presentation of the award. You will then sit down for a three-course meal in the dining room. The evening is a fantastic opportunity to strengthen relationships with those that you’ve met earlier at the summit.

Places at the Awards Dinner are limited and booking early is strongly advised to avoid disappointment. The evening will surely be one you will not want to miss out on.


The dinner costs $95 per person. To reserve your place, select the Awards Dinner place when registering.

American Manufacturing Leadership Award


For the first time at the summit, one outstanding leader will be awarded the American Manufacturing Leadership Award. This award celebrates the accomplishments of an individual over the course of their career who has achieved something remarkable.

In previous years, European winners have included Rob Karsmaker of Phillips, Richard Bedford of Diageo and Maria Weiland of Saab AB, Aerostructures.

Over the past four weeks you’ve been voting for the winner of the American Manufacturing Leadership Award 2017.

We’re pleased to announce that the winner is…


Miguel L. Ascaso

Jose Miguel L. Ascaso
Vice President of Manufacturing Excellence
Johnson Controls

“I’m extremely honored and humbled to be recognized as the recipient of the American Manufacturing Leadership Award 2017!
To me, this award represents the commitment that Johnson Controls employees have made to achieve manufacturing excellence. Thank you!”

Miguel will be giving his acceptance speech at the American Manufacturing Awards Dinner on October 30 in San Diego. The dinner will be attended by 80 of America’s top manufacturers and is the perfect place to extend your network to include the industry’s elite.

The dinner is only open to registered attendees of the American Manufacturing Summit. Here you’ll focus on advanced lean and OpEx strategies, as well as effective leadership and workforce development approaches.

If you’re interested in attending, please get in touch by emailing