Pittsburgh Technical Council

Innovator of the Year: Manufacturing

Innovator of the Year: Manufacturing


Kurt J. Lesker III Award for Excellence


Aerotech Inc. – aerotech.com

Since 1970, Aerotech has designed and manufactured the highest performance motion control, positioning tables/stages, and positioning systems for our customers in industry, government, science, and research institutions around the world.



Working in close partnership with their customers, Arconic solves complex engineering challenges to transform the way we fly, drive, build and power. Through the ingenuity of their people and cutting-edge advanced manufacturing techniques, Arconic delivers products at a quality and efficiency that ensures customer success and shareholder value. From advanced materials that are helping make the concept cars of today the reality of tomorrow to aero engine components that operate in temperatures above their melting point, Arconic is breaking barriers and engineering solutions.


FLIR Detection Systems – flir.com

FLIR Systems, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes technologies that enhance perception and awareness. We bring innovative sensing solutions into daily life through our thermal imaging, visible-light imaging, video analytics, measurement and diagnostic, and advanced threat detection systems.
FLIR offers a diversified portfolio that serves a number of applications in government and defense, industrial, and commercial markets. Our products help first responders and military personnel protect and save lives, promote efficiency within the trades, and innovate consumer-facing technologies. FLIR strives to strengthen public safety and well-being, increase energy and time efficiency, and contribute to healthy and intelligent communities.


Philips ­­­– Philips.com

Philips is a global leader in health technology with nearly 40 years of legacy in leadership in sleep apnea management, medical sleep technology, oxygen therapy, noninvasive ventilation and respiratory drug delivery. Philips strives to create meaningful innovations that improve people’s lives, committed to discovering and developing novel solutions to help people sleep and breathe better. Offering localized support to our customers all over the world, our sleep and respiratory team is represented by approximately 1,800 professionals located right here in Western Pennsylvania.



At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 135 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $15.4 billion in 2018. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

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