SOURCE: Kepware


April 05, 2011 08:30 ET

Kepware Customer General Motors Named as a Winner of the 2011 Progressive Manufacturing 100 Awards in Operational Excellence and Innovation Mastery

General Motors to Be Honored at the PM100 Awards Gala Held During the Manufacturing Leadership Summit, May 11, 2011 at The Breakers in Palm Beach, FL

PORTLAND, ME--(Marketwire - April 5, 2011) - Kepware Technologies, the leader in Communications for Automation, announced today that its customer, General Motors, was selected as a winner of the seventh annual PM100 Awards, selected by Manufacturing Enterprise Communications, producers of the Manufacturing Leadership Summit and publishers of Managing Automation magazine.

"We are honored to be associated with Manufacturing Enterprise Communications and the PM100 awards General Motors received for their manufacturing application," said Tony Paine, President of Kepware Technologies. "Our team is dedicated to delivering easy to use, high quality solutions and nothing makes us more excited than learning about the success of one of our customers."

The PM100 Winners will be honored and presented with their awards at the Awards Gala scheduled to be held on the last day of the Manufacturing Leadership Summit 2011, May 9‐11, at The Breakers in Palm Beach, FL. More than 200 manufacturing technology executives are expected to attend.

"As we prepare for the eventual end of the Great Recession, these winning companies dramatically underscore how the manufacturing industry will begin to emerge in an even stronger position once a recovery takes a firm hold," Brousell says. "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."

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

  • Lisa Bodell, CEO, futurethink
  • Steve Bloomfield, Director of Manufacturing IT Systems, Freescale Semiconductor
  • Julie Fraser, President, Cambashi
  • Bill Bradfield, Director of IT, Interior Concepts
  • Tim Hanley, Vice Chairman and U.S. Process & Industrial Products Leader, Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Brad Heath, President, VirTex Assembly Services, Inc. (2009 PM100 winner)
  • Stephen Huffman, Vice President, Strategic Accounts, Mead O'Brien, Inc.
  • Larry Lapide, Research Affiliate, MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics
  • George Nickel, Director, Global Manufacturing Process, Johnson & Johnson
  • Robert Parker, VP, Research, Manufacturing Insights
  • Sath Rao, Research Director, Industrial Automation & Process Control, Frost & Sullivan USA (Texas)
  • Ben Sommerville, Chief Operating Officer, Phoenix Logistics
  • James Sourges, VP, Manufacturing Automotive Sector, Capgemini

About Manufacturing Enterprise Communications, Inc.

Manufacturing Enterprise Communications, a division of Thomas Publishing Co. LLC, the leading information resource for manufacturing executives, produces industry‐specific information for global manufacturing markets. Manufacturing Enterprise Communications provides critical content to innovative and forward‐thinking manufacturing companies that use enterprise systems and information and automation technologies to transform their businesses and create a sustainable competitive advantage. Manufacturing Enterprise Communications powers the Managing Automation magazine and Website; the Manufacturing Executive Website, Manufacturing Leadership Council, and Manufacturing Executive Leadership Journal; the Manufacturing Leadership Summit; and the PM100 Awards program. For more information visit or email us at


Kepware is the world leader in communication software for automation and offers a unique experience in both OPC and communication protocols. Since 1995, Kepware has focused on the development of communication drivers to automation controllers, I/O and field devices. Applications include M2M (Machine to Machine) and M2E (Machine to Enterprise) communications. Operating system support includes; Microsoft Windows Desktop, Windows Server and Windows Embedded (Windows CE and Windows Embedded NT/XP). Today, with over 140 communication protocols, and through the efforts of our direct sales, distribution and embedded partners, Kepware is the leading provider of communications with annual shipments exceeding 100,000 units. Kepware's responsiveness to customer needs and strong partnerships with other leading automation suppliers ensures that your next application will be a success. Ask around and you'll hear why automation professionals everywhere consider Kepware Technologies "Automation's Best Friend."

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