JEC Americas 2013 Innovation Awards Program Recognizes Top Composites Companies for Innovation and Industry-Leading Advances

Boston, MA, August 28, 2013 --( Ten companies and their partners will receive awards at the second annual JEC Americas Composites Show and Conferences at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, October 2 – 4, 2013. The latest crop of winners will be recognized at an Awards ceremony on Wednesday, October 2 at 3:00 p.m. on the exhibition floor of the JEC Americas exhibition. The Event is be open to all visitors, and will be hosted by Gene Lavanchy, one of the Boston’s most recognizable news anchors.

JEC launched the Innovation Awards Program in 1998 with the goal of both celebrating and promoting the very best new innovations in composites. Since then, the Program has involved 1,600 businesses, and rewarded 177 companies and 433 partners for their leading contributions toward advancing composites technology and enhancing value for end-users.

JEC President and CEO Frédérique Mutel explains: “The Americas remain a global center of innovation, and a beacon players who wish to compete and thrive in the largest worldwide composites market, which totals $34 billion in annual revenues. JEC’s Innovation Awards Program continues to be recognized as a driving force for new and highly competitive composites innovations, both in this important region as well as globally, with submissions from top companies from around the world.”

JEC considered applications from many different international companies for recognition in ten competitive categories, including Safety, Supply Chain, Design, Fibers, Process, Green Solutions and Multisectorial. Also, this year JEC Americas is introducing three new award categories: Innovation Spreading, Electric Vehicle and Pipes and Water Management, to reflect the expansion of the composites industry into new markets.

The 2012 Innovation Awards Program is actively supported by JEC Magazine and Aviation Week.

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JEC is the largest composites industry organization in Europe and in the world with a network of 250,000 professionals. JEC represents, promotes and expands composites markets by providing global or local networking and information services. Through knowledge and networking, the JEC experts offer a comprehensive service package: the JEC publications – including strategic studies, technical books and the JEC Composites Magazine – the weekly international e-letter “World Market News” and the French e-letter JEC Info Composites. JEC also organizes JEC Europe Show in Paris – world and European leader, strongly supported by the industry and five times bigger than any other composites exhibition – JEC Asia in Singapore and JEC Americas in Boston, the Web Hub, the JEC Composites Conferences, Forums and Workshops (including I.C.S., the Innovative Composites Summit) in Paris, Singapore and Boston, and the JEC Innovation Awards program (Europe, Asia, America, India and China).

The composites industry employs 550,000 professionals worldwide and generated over 100 billion dollars worth of business in 2011.
JEC Composites
Aaron Wood