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2020 Technology and Manufacturing Awards

November 17, 2020

Honorees, Finalists, and Winners


Chairperson’s Award

Eastman Kodak



Sean DeNeef – Optimation Technology, Inc.


Powerful Partnership

LiDestri Food and Drink / Career Start Workforce Management Group


Workforce Development, Training & Support Provider

NYMAT Machine & Tool



(Winners in bold)

Executive of the Year, Small Company

Jason Aymerich – JN White

Jeannie Brockmyre – Absolute Precision, LLC

Chad Carta – XLI Manufacturing and Golf Products Wire EDM


Executive of the Year, Small Company

Stefani LeDestri – LiDestri Food and Drink

Jeffrey T. Schlarbaum – IEC Electronics Corp.

Wendy Smith – Optimation Technology, Inc.


COVID Innovation, Small Company

JN White

RC Imaging, Inc.


COVID Innovation, Large Company

Century Mold Co., Inc.

LiDestri Food and Drink


Growth in Manufacturing

Poseidon Systems

Select Fabricators, Inc.


Manufacturing Innovation, Small Company

JN White



Manufacturing Innovation, Large Company

American Packaging Corp.

Eastman Kodak


Optimation Technology, Inc.


Rising Stars

Matthew Bain – BOB Rochester

Corey Fox – Accede Mold & Tool Co., Inc.

Megan Myers-Kelly – LiDestri Food and Drink

Cortney Ross – OptiPro Systems LLC


Workforce Development, Enterprise Division


Eastman Kodak

L3Harris Technologies

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