Awards

Chehna to Receive Chapin Award for Service to AATCC

In recognition of his outstanding service to the Association, AATCC has named Adi B. Chehna as the 2016 recipient of the Harold C. Chapin Award for his service and contributions in the area of test method research and development, Timken, Superior Glove Works Ltd, Gore and Eastman were commenmded as outstanding companies

Chehna joined AATCC in 1977, and joined the AATCC New England Section in 1978. He has served, and currently serves, on many AATCC Test Method, Technology, and Administrative Committees.

Chehna was instrumental in AATCC’s reactivation of the Interaction of Dyes and Finishes Test Methods Committee, when some elastomeric consumer goodsAdi-B exhibited staining problems during storage. He is very involved with ASTM D13 Textiles, in which AATCC is also involved. AATCC and ASTM D13 share responsibilities for the US Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for ISO/TC38-Textiles. Chehna has provided expert input to ISO/TC38/SC2-Cleansing, Finishing, and Water Resistance Test Methods since 1999, and currently serves as an expert for SC2/WG9-Industrial Washing and Finishing Procedures. He also has served as vice-chair of the TAG.

In 2009, Chehna received the inaugural Technical Committee on Research Award. He has also published and been a reviewer of papers and articles for AATCC Review.

Since 2000, Chehna has chaired the AATCC Technical Manual Editorial Review Committee and, in this capacity, is an ex-officio member of all AATCC test method committees. Chehna’s responsibility as chair of the Technical Manual Editorial Review Committee requires thorough and systematic reviews of every AATCC test method to ensure each is accurately documented and uniformly reported in the AATCC Technical Manual each year.

Throughout his career, Chehna has been recognized for his knowledge and experience in textile testing; product development; engineering design; and analysis, troubleshooting, and problem solving of textile defects.

The Chapin Award was established in 1958 in honour of Harold C. Chapin, professor of chemistry at Lowell Textile School, who served as national secretary of AATCC for nearly 25 years. The Association will present the Chapin Scroll at the AATCC International Conference during the Awards Luncheon at noon on Thursday, March 30, 2017, in Wilmington, NC, USA.

A complete list of the esteemed past award recipients can be found here

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Timken Selected for the seventh time as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies

The Timken Company, a global leader in bearings and mechanical power transmission products, has once again been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the world’s most ethical companies.

Richard Kyle“Throughout our company’s 117-year history, doing the right thing and treating others with honesty and respect have been at the centre of everything we do,” said Richard G. Kyle, Timken president and CEO. “Timken associates are known worldwide for standing by their word and making things right.”

Timken is one of 131 organizations selected as a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company®. The company has been recognized each year for the last seven and is one of only five companies in the Industrial Manufacturing category to receive this designation, underscoring Timken’s commitment to leading ethical business standards and practices.

Scores are generated in five key categories: ethics and compliance program (35 %); corporate citizenship and responsibility (20 %); culture of ethics (20 %); governance (15 %) and leadership; and innovation and reputation (10 %).

“Over the last 11 years, we have seen the shift in societal expectations, constant redefinition of laws and regulations and the geo-political climate,” explainedTim Erblich Ethisphere’s Chief Executive Officer, Timothy Erblich. “We have also seen how companies honoured as the World’s Most Ethical respond to these challenges. They invest in their local communities around the world, embrace strategies of diversity and inclusion, and focus on long term-ism as a sustainable business advantage. Congratulations to everyone at The Timken Company for being recognized as a World’s Most Ethical Company.”

The Ethisphere® Institute is the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices that fuel corporate character, marketplace trust and business success. Ethisphere has deep expertise in measuring and defining core ethics standards using data-driven insights that help companies enhance corporate character. Ethisphere honours superior achievement through its World’s Most Ethical Companies recognition program, provides a community of industry experts with the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) and showcases trends and best practices in ethics with the publication of Ethisphere Magazine.

The Timken Company engineers, manufactures and markets bearings, gear drives, belts, chain, couplings, and related products, and offers a spectrum of powertrain rebuild and repair services. The leading authority on tapered roller bearings, Timken today applies its deep knowledge of metallurgy, tribology and mechanical power transmission across a variety of bearings and related systems to improve reliability and efficiency of machinery and equipment all around the world. The company’s growing product and services portfolio features many strong industrial brands including Timken®,  Fafnir®, Philadelphia Gear®, Drives®, Lovejoy® and Interlube™. Known for its quality products and collaborative technical sales model, Timken posted USD 2.7 billion in sales in 2016. With more than 14000 employees operating from 28 countries, Timken makes the world more productive and keeps industry in motion.

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Superior Glove Works Ltd. is recognized for excellence in business performance as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Superior Glove was honoured with the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation. The 2017 Best Managed program recognizes the best-in-class of Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over CAD 15 million demonstrating strategy, capability and commitment to achieve sustainable growth

“CIBC is thrilled to congratulate Superior Glove on being named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, recognizing its excellence in leadership, businesshountalas performance and innovation,” said Jon Hountalas, Executive Vice President, Business and Corporate Banking, CIBC. “As a sponsor of Canada’s Best Managed Companies program for over 20 years, CIBC is proud to celebrate private companies like Superior Glove as leaders in their industry.”

This year Superior Glove Works Ltd. focused on investing time and research into our processes and infrastructures. As part of this project we appointed a dedicated strategic team within our company. These new capabilities allowed us to improve communication throughout our company and to make a more robust and comprehensive strategic planning for the future.

Established in 1993, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards programs recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world-class business practices. Winners are an important engine of economic growth for being adaptable and sustainable in a global market. Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel made up of judges from Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums. Best Managed companies share commonalities that include an emphasis on culture and people, innovation, sustained performance and strong financial results.

Tony Geng“We are thrilled to be named one of Canada’s Best Managed companies five years in a row,” said Tony Geng, President of Superior Glove. “It’s not hard to be one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies when you have the employees that we do. Their ingenuity and hard work encourages us to always try harder and be better.”

“Well-run companies are important to the economic health of our country. These companies serve as role models to help make all Canadian businesses better” said Lorrie King, Partner, Deloitte and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program.

2017 winners of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies award will be honored at the annual Canada’s Best Managed Companies gala in Toronto on April 19, 2017. On the same date, the Best Managed symposium will address leading-edge business issues that are key to the success of today’s business leaders.

The Best Managed program is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums.

Canada’s Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over CAD 15 million. Every year since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practices. The awards are granted on four levels: 1) Canada’s Best Managed Companies new winner (one of the new winners selected each year); 2) Canada’s Best Managed Companies winner (award recipients that have re-applied and successfully retained their Best Managed designation for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review); 3) Gold Standard winner (After three consecutive years of maintaining their Best Managed status, these winners have demonstrated their commitment to the program and successfully retained their award for 4-6 consecutive years); 4) Platinum Club member (Winners that have maintained their Best Managed status for seven years or more). Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums.

Superior Glove Works Ltd. is a multi-product award winning leader in the industrial work glove industry. Vertical integration, a sound business approach and a dedication to research and innovation has led the company to be one of the largest work glove manufacturers—with customers in North America and Europe. Specializing in cut-resistant gloves, Superior offers an astounding 3,500 styles of work gloves to the safety glove market.

Providing “engineered hand protection for every industry” is more than just a slogan—it’s the impetus for growth and the foundation on which Superior Glove was built.

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Gore marks 20th Year on 100 Best Companies to Work For® List

For the 20th consecutive year, W. L. Gore & Associates is among the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®, making the company one of just 12 Great Place to Work Legends™ that have appeared in every edition of the rankings since the list began in 1998.

“Our longevity on the list is especially meaningful considering that it is largely driven by Associate input,” said Gore CEO Terri Kelly. “Like so many companies, Terri Kellywe have gone through considerable change in recent years, reflecting the rapidly evolving world around us. It’s during such challenging times that the strength of our Associates is most evident. They bring passion and energy to work each day and rally around common goals to drive Gore’s success. We remain committed to nurturing a culture that engages our Associates and unleashes their potential.”

Gore holds the No. 52 spot on this year’s list. To earn inclusion in the rankings, applicant workplaces participate in a selection process that includes an employee survey measuring level of trust toward leaders, pride in their jobs and the camaraderie they experience with co-workers, among other factors.

As the list marks its 20th year, Great Place to Work® — the global research and consulting firm behind the rankings — notes that the honourees keep outperforming the stock market, beating industry rivals when it comes to talent retention and demonstrating higher levels of productivity than peers.

Michael C. BushMichael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work, commented on the significance of maintaining a high-trust work environment and appearing in every edition of the annual rankings. “We are proud of the Great Place to Work Legends,” he said. “These companies have done the hard work of creating, maintaining and improving a culture that puts people at the centre. And they have reaped the business advantages that come with high-trust workplace relationships.”

The complete 2017 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list is available on http://www.fortune.com and http://www.greatplacetowork.com.

W. L. Gore & Associates is a global materials science company dedicated to transforming industries and improving lives. Founded in 1958, Gore has built a reputation for solving complex technical challenges in the most demanding environments — from revolutionizing the outerwear industry with GORE-TEX® fabric to creating medical devices that improve and save lives to enabling new levels of performance in the aerospace, pharmaceutical and mobile electronics markets, among other industries. The company is also known for its strong, team-oriented culture and continued recognition from the Great Place to Work® Institute. Headquartered in Newark, Del., Gore employs approximately 10000 Associates and generates annual revenues that exceed USD 3 billion.

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Eastman named as a Worlds Most Ethical Company

Eastman announces it has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as a World’s Most Ethical Company® for the fourth consecutive year. The prestigiousMark J. Costa honor underscores Eastman’s commitment to leading with the highest ethical business standards and practices. “At Eastman, we understand that, to be successful, we must build trust and confidence with our stakeholders,” said Mark Costa, Eastman’s chairman and chief executive officer. “I’m beyond proud of our Eastman team for their commitment to conducting business with honesty and integrity every day and for earning this recognition once again this year.”

David A. Golden“To enhance the quality of life in a material way, conducting business within a culture of the highest ethical standards is more important than ever before,” said David A. Golden, Eastman’s senior vice president, chief legal & sustainability officer, and corporate secretary. “As we look for innovative ways to positively impact all of our stakeholders, we operate through a lens of ethics and engagement. Our team is continuously proving this philosophy true every day.”

This marks the eleventh year that Ethisphere has honoured those companies who recognize their role in society to influence and drive positive change, consider the impact of their actions on their employees, investors, customers and other key stakeholders and use their values and culture as an underpinning to the decisions they make.

“Over the last eleven years, we have seen the shift in societal expectations, constant redefinition of laws and regulations and the geo-political climate. We have also seen how companies honored as the World’s Most Ethical respond to these challenges. They invest in their local communities around the world, embrace strategies of diversity and inclusion, and focus on long term-ism as a sustainable business advantage,” explained Ethisphere’s Chief Executive Officer, Timothy Erblich. “Congratulations to everyone at Eastman for being recognized as a World’s Most Ethical Company.”

Eastman has a number of policies and initiatives in place that allow its team members to cultivate a culture of integrity and ethical standards. The company has an Office of Global Business Conduct, led by Eastman’s chief legal and sustainability officer, which establishes the Code of Business Conduct. The Code outlines the laws, principles and guidelines all employees follow regarding honesty, integrity and responsible corporate behavior. Regular training on the Code of Business Conduct is required for all employees. Additionally, the Business Conduct Helpline is a confidential, 24-hour-a-day hotline and is staffed by communications specialists employed by an independent, globally recognized service provider.

Methodology & Scoring

The World’s Most Ethical Company assessment is based upon the Ethisphere Institute’s Ethics Quotient™ (EQ) framework developed over years of research and vetted and refined by the expert advice from Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Company Methodology Advisory Panel. The EQ offers a quantitative way to assess a company’s performance in an objective, consistent and standardized way. The information collected provides a comprehensive sampling of definitive criteria of core competencies, rather than all aspects of corporate governance, risk, sustainability, compliance and ethics. Scores are generated in five key categories: ethics and compliance program (35 %), corporate citizenship and responsibility (20 %), culture of ethics (20 %), governance (15 %) and leadership, innovation and reputation (10 %) and provided to all companies who participate in the process.

Eastman is a global advanced materials and specialty additives firm that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in more than 100 countries and had 2016 revenues of approximately USD 9.0 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 14000 people around the world.

The Ethisphere® Institute is the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices that fuel corporate character, marketplace trust and business success. Ethisphere has deep expertise in measuring and defining core ethics standards using data-driven insights that help companies enhance corporate character. Ethisphere honors superior achievement through its World’s Most Ethical Companies® recognition program, provides a community of industry experts with the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) and showcases trends and best practices in ethics with the publication Ethisphere magazine.

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William J. Motchar, President and CEO of Navis Global inducted into the College of Business School Hall of Fame

William J. Motchar, President and CEO of Navis Global, was recently honoured by his Alma mater Illinois State University, and was inducted into the College of Business School Hall of Fame on March 10, 2017

 Each year, the College of Business inducts a select group of highly accomplished graduates into its Alumni Hall of Fame in recognition of their significant career accomplishments and outstanding service to others.  Motchar’s accomplishments and commitment to excellence is reflected in his professional dedication to Navis Global as well as continued service to others in the community.

Navis GlobalDuring the university’s Business Week, Motchar gave a speech highlighting international growth opportunities for US-based companies and reviewed the importance of managing an agile company, in order to meet the needs of international clients and expand the company’s growth opportunities.  Motchar also participated in a luncheon session providing students, faculty, and other alumni the opportunity to interact with the inductees. Motchar stated “I am honoured to be inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame and to discuss the importance of international business opportunities with upcoming graduates.

As a leader in textile machinery manufacturing, Motchar also discussed the importance of personal skills including self awareness, strategic thinking, negotiation, communication as well as patience and cautions honesty.  His closing statements focused on staying engaged, fostering curiosity, and to take opportunities as they came to broaden one’s experience.

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