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    Outstanding Corporate Innovator (OCI) Award

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    For 31 years, PDMA's exclusive Outstanding Corporate Innovator (OCI) Award has become the premier honor for industry innovators.
     
    The Outstanding Corporate Innovator (OCI) Award selection process provides an excellent mechanism for identifying companies that create and capture long-term value through product and service innovation. As a global award, companies around the world are eligible. Self-nominations are encouraged.

     

    >> Nominations deadline extended to March 26, 2018. Nominate Today!

    >> Award Criteria

    The 2018 winners will join 55 organizations granted the OCI Award over the course of its 31-year history. Past winners include Henkel, Lennox, BD (Becton Dickinson), Starbucks, UnitedHealth Group, BMW, Clorox, Corning, Dow Chemical, Marriott and Novozymes.

    The Process

    Those nominees which pass the initial screen will be asked to complete a questionnaire detailing their new product/service development practices and innovation successes. On site examinations are held with the companies which reach finalist status. The winner(s) will be recognized and be required to share their best practices at the 2018 PDMA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL, November 4 – 6, 2018.

    Click here to learn more about the OCI Nominations Committee.


    Past OCI Award Recipients

    Since its inception the following companies have been recipients of PDMA’s OCI Award and have participated in the PDMA annual conference, providing valuable insights for the organization and its members. Presentations are available for non-member purchase or as a free download for PDMA members.

    PDMA is proud to recognize Henkel Adhesives and Lennox International as the 2017 OCI Award recipients.

    2017 Henkel Adhesives
             Lennox International
    2016 Xerox Services
    2015 BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company)
    2014 Novozymes
             Starbucks
    2013 Baker Hughes
            Sherwin-Williams Paint Stores Group
    2012 Clorox
            Faurecia
            Skyline Exhibits
    2011 Illumina, Inc.
            UnitedHealth Group
    2010
    Kennametal, Inc.
    2009
    Royal DSM NV
            PGi - Premiere Global Services
    2008
    Corning Incorporated
            DuPont
    2007
    FedEx Corporation
            Mine Safety Appliance (MSA)
    2006
    Xerox Corporation
            Bank of America Global Consumer & Small
            Business Bank
    2005
    dj Orthopedics
            Sprint/Nextel
    2004
    Affymetrix
            Air Force Research Laboratory
    2003
    Dow Polyolefins
            Harley Davidson
    2002
    BMW Group AG
            Teknion
    2001
    Window Fashions Divisions-Hunter Douglas
    2000
    EXFO Electro-Optical
            Rockwell Collins
    1999
    Maytag
    1998
    Cincinnati Machine Tool
    1997
    Herman Miller
            3 Com (US Robotics)
    1996
    Eastman Kodak
    1995
    Fluke Corporation
            Pepsi-Cola Company
            Senco Products, Inc.
    1994
    Bausch & Lomb, Eyewear Division
            Chrysler Corporation
            Welch Allyn
    1993
    Apple Computer
            Nabisco Biscuit Company
            Nordic Track
    1992
    Keithley Corporation
            Marriott Lodging Group
    1991
    Safety-Kleen Corporation
    1990
    Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, then a division of Eli Lilly
            Harris Corporation, Broadcast Division
            New Pig Corporation
    1989
    Hewlett-Packard
    1988
    Merck & Company


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