This award recognizes individuals or teams working in the industries served by chemical engineers, for leadership and accomplishment in activities including: management; sales and marketing; public, community, and industrial relations; commercial and business development, training, or public service. The recognition may be made for a singular contribution or a series of contributions. Eligible nominees should be from industry or from a government laboratory or another nonacademic entity.
Examples of the types of leadership to be recognized include:
- Achieving outstanding business and commercial success
- Transforming an enterprise from good to excellent
- Implementing highly effective management techniques
- Gaining recognition by customers and the public
- Obtaining increased market share
- Building a track record as a thought leader in the industry, including publications as a possible basis for the award.
Selection of the winner will be based on three key criteria:
- Impact of the contribution – has it made a difference in the market place and global community?
- Magnitude of the challenges that were overcome – what was the degree of difficulty?
- Innovation and technical creativity – are the results achieved unique?