Excellence in Manufacturing/K-12 Partnerships Awards

10th Annual Excellence Awards

The Excellence Awards celebrates industry and education partnerships in the region. Over the past 10 years, over 475 schools, manufacturers, and community partnerships have been nominated. This is just a small snapshot of examples that exemplify the strong partnerships between manufacturers and education in Northeast Wisconsin.
The NEW Manufacturing Alliance 
Cordially invites Alliance members to attend the tenth annual “Excellence in Manufacturing / K-12 Partnerships Awards.”
The Alliance believes it is critically important for manufacturers to work with and support education. The Awards spotlight best practices throughout the New North region.

Tickets are $60 per person and can be purchased by going to:


Register each person attending by Tuesday, October 19, 2021

For questions, contact Ann Franz at 920-498-5587 or ann.franz@nwtc.edu.


Thank you to everyone that took the time to nominate for the 2021 Excellence Awards.

Congratulations to the 2021 Award Winners!

2021 Manufacturing Awards
  • Brighter Image
    • Amcor
  • Educational Partnership
    • Fox Valley Tool & Die, Inc.
  • Leadership
    • Pieper Electric, Inc.
  • Manufacturing Innovation
    • Miller Electric Manufacturing Co.
  • Visionary
    • Mike VanderZanden of Amerequip
  • Youth Apprenticeship
    • Fox Valley Tool & Die, Inc.
2021 Educator Awards
  • Brighter Image
    • Fond du Lac High School – ACE Academy
  • Career Pathmaker Administrator
    • Thomas Mueller of Seymour High School
  • Career Pathmaker Educator
    • Jennifer Johnson of Ahnapee Youth Apprenticeship Luxemburg-Casco
  • Career Pathmaker Technology Education Teacher
    • Robin Ryba of De Pere High School
  • Education Innovation
    • Clintonville Public School District
  • Higher Education
    • Allyson Baue of Northeast Technical College
  • Manufacturer Partnership
    • Fond du Lac High School – ACE Academy
2021 Community Partnership Award

 ProSolutions, Inc.

2021 All Star & Mentor Winners Represent
  • Fiberglass Solutions
  • Great Northern Laminations
  • Heartland Label Printers
  • Jacobs Engineering
  • Pioneer Metal Finishing
  • TIDI Products, LLC
  • Valley Packaging Industries
  • Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry
Congratulations to all the 2021 nominees!

THANK YOU to all of the 2021 Excellence Awards sponsors

Manufacturing Sponsor: Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.

Education Sponsor:  Northeast Wisconsin Technical College 

Tech Ed Teacher Sponsor:  Great Northern Corp.

Community Partnership Sponsor:  Consolidated Construction Co., Inc. 

Cocktail Reception Sponsor: Davis | Kuelthau

Closing Reception Sponsor:    First Business Bank

Plaque Sponsor:  A to Z Machine Company, Inc.

Film Sponsor:  North Coast Productions