June 09, 2009 09:02 ET

Intercim Customers Ball Aerospace and Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Named Winners of Manufacturing Automation's 2009 Progressive Manufacturing 100 Awards

Companies will be honored at the Progressive Manufacturing Awards Gala on June 11

ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA--(Marketwire - June 9, 2009) - Intercim, LLC, a global leader in manufacturing operation management (MOM) software, announced today its customers Ball Aerospace and Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne were selected as winners of the fifth annual Progressive Manufacturing 100 Awards, selected by Managing Automation Media, a Thomas Publishing Company, LLC publication.

An independent judging panel chaired by David R. Brousell, Editor-in-Chief, Managing Automation Media, and Jeff Moad, Executive Editor, Managing Automation, reviewed project nominations. Judges included:

- Lisa Bodell, CEO, FutureThink

- Tim Hanley, Vice Chairman and U.S. Process & Industrial Products Leader, Deloitte & Touche LLP

- Brad Heath, President, VirTex Assembly Services, Inc. (PM Winner)

- Ivan Hovey, Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) Manager, Freescale Semiconductor

- James M. Joyner, Director of Lean, Quality & Service, Card Monroe

- Jay Lee, Univ. of Cincinnati, Ohio Eminent Scholar & L.W. Scott Alter Chair Professor Dept. of Mechanical Eng.

- Paul E. Martin, Global Chief Information Officer, Rexam Plc (2005 Award Winner)

- Robert Parker, VP, Research, Manufacturing Insights

- Maureen Steinwall, President, Steinwall Inc. (2006 Award Winner)

- Joe Tocci, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, Intertape Polymer Group

- Steven Vidakovic, Technology and Knowledge Integration, Global Supply Chain, Pfizer Inc. (2007 Award Winner)

- Ray Wang, Vice President and Principal Analyst, Forrester Research

- Mark Yatskievych, Manager, Technical Support, General Dynamics (2008 Progressive Manufacturer of the Year)

- Emily Stover DeRocco, President, Manufacturing Institute, Senior Vice President National Association of Manufacturers

- David R. Brousell, Editor-in-Chief, Managing Automation Media

The PM100 Winners will be honored and presented with their awards at the Progressive Manufacturing Awards Gala to be held on the last day of the Progressive Manufacturing Summit 2009: Redefining the Business of Manufacturing in Turbulent Economic Times, June 9-11, at the Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota, Florida. More than 200 manufacturing technology executives are expected to attend. In addition to presenting the awards to the PM 100 Winners, Managing Automation Media will announce at the Gala Dinner High Achievers and Sub-Category Winners in each of the 8 disciplines as well as the 2009 Progressive Manufacturers of the Year at both a large and small company.

"We're thrilled that not only did Rocketdyne and Ball initiate leadership positions in transforming their manufacturing processes by utilizing Intercim's Pertinence Suite, the companies were also recognized for these efforts as two of this year's PM100 Award winners," said Intercim President and CEO John Todd. "As each company improved efficiency by transitioning their paper-based operations management to electronic process control, Intercim's solution became a cornerstone technology that enhanced both Ball Aerospace and Rocketdyne's capabilities and culture for quality and safety."

"In the face of one of the worst economic downturns in history, these winning companies dramatically underscore how the manufacturing industry will not only get through this period but emerge in an even stronger position once a recovery takes hold," said David R. Brousell, Editor-in-Chief of Managing Automation Media. "The projects that enabled these companies to become PM100 winners reflect great creativity and inventiveness, a determined willingness to take risk, and an enduring resilience to continually improve every aspect of their business. These companies are leading the way to a better future for all industry."

About Managing Automation Media

Managing Automation Media, a division of Thomas Publishing Company, LLC, provides a complete set of decision-support informational tools for executives and technology decision-makers at progressive manufacturers - companies that are using information and automation technologies to transform their businesses and create a sustainable competitive advantage. In North America with Managing Automation, and now also in EMEA with Manufacturing Executive, they deliver access to the most influential decision-makers in manufacturing. Additional information can be found at

About Intercim

Intercim has 25 years of experience in helping discrete manufacturers meet regulatory requirements, harness lean principles, manage quality and execute processes in a paperless environment. The company is a demonstrated leader in manufacturing and production operations management software solutions for advanced and highly regulated industries. Intercim has offices throughout the United States and in Europe, with industry-leading customers such as Boeing, Sanofi Pasteur, Airbus, Ball Aerospace, BMW, and Honeywell. In addition, as part of its initiative to provide the utmost in operational excellence, the company also has technology partnerships with Dassault Systemes, SAP and Microsoft. For more information, visit

Contact Information