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Annual event honors the contributions of the company’s scientists
Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI), a leading worldwide manufacturer of
filtration systems and parts, has announced the patent recipients and
winners of the company’s annual Inventor Awards, which are given to
employees whose work on various technology innovations have contributed
to Donaldson’s success as a leader in filtration innovation.
This year, the Emerging Innovator Award, which recognizes innovative
technical leadership from those with fewer than 10 years of experience
at Donaldson is presented to Suresh Bommineni and Davis Moravec, both
based in Bloomington, Minnesota.
The Frank A. Donaldson Award, named after the company’s founder, is
presented to an individual for long-term engineering achievement. This
year’s awardee is Sheila Peyraud of Minnetonka, Minnesota.
The Richard M. Negri Manufacturing Excellence Award, named for a
long-time employee and past Vice President of Operations whose many
contributions greatly advanced Donaldson’s global operations, recognizes
an individual who has created and implemented significant process
technology/product improvements for manufacturing operations. Laura
Lushin from the company’s Frankfort, Indiana, manufacturing facility won
this year’s award.
The Technology Achievement Award is given to an individual or team who
has developed a material, product, process or method that has made an
extraordinary contribution to Donaldson’s long-term success. This year,
Bloomington’s Competitor Element Replacement Innovation team — Andy
Albitz, Steve Campbell and Steve Gieseke — won the award.
Donaldson also recognized 80 individuals who received patents in
calendar year 2017: Dan Adamek; Marty Barris; Michael Brown; Scott
Brown; Michael D Carlson; Corine Chauvin; Hoo Young Chung; Paul
Coulonvaux; Johnny Craessaerts; Bruce Crenshaw; Doug Crofoot; Andrew
Dallas; Korneel De Rudder; Nic Degelin; Jason DeGuelle; Rick DeJong;
Joseph Einberger; Don Engel; Gregory Fesenmaier; Carolyn Finnerty; Ervin
Fuchs; Steven Gieseke; Gary Gift; Gary Gillingham; Enrico Greco; John
Hacker; John Hall; Brian Hoang; Charles Jensen; Derek Jones; Veli
Kalayci; John Kirkwold; Vladimir Kladnitsky; William Krisko; Brad
Kuempel; Greg LaVallee; Stéphane Le Merdy; Stanislas Le Tallec; Jerome
Lebas; Kathy Legault; Tom Lundgren; Mike Madden; Brian Mandt; Kent
Mehlhop; Tom Miller; Ted Moe; Troy Murphy; Ben Nelson; Gary Nygaard; Tom
Olson; Richard Osendorf; Rob Pannepacker; Kirit Patel; Paul Peterson;
Antoine Provost; Tom Raether; Jeff Rahlf; Greg Reichter; Gary Rocklitz;
Eli Ross; Gabriel Safarian; Bart Schellens; Kevin Schrage; Suresh
Shenoy; Hans-Michael Schuster; Timothy Sporre; Rodney Switzer; Brian
Tucker; Erwin Verbelen; Karthik Viswanathan; Fred Wahlquist; Sylke
Waldschmidt-Schroer; Paul Way; Darrel Wegner; Thom Weik; Gerald Weineck;
Robert Widerski; Gert Willems; Dustin Zastera; and Brian Zauner.
“Donaldson’s engineering, technology and operations staffs continually
develop innovative solutions that anticipate and meet our customers’
equipment and filtration needs,” said Michael Wynblatt, Donaldson VP and
Chief Technology Officer. “I thank and congratulate each of these very
deserving awardees on their outstanding contributions and achievements.”
About Donaldson Company
Founded in 1915, Donaldson Company is a global leader in the filtration
industry with sales, manufacturing and distribution locations around the
world. Donaldson’s innovative filtration technologies are designed to
solve complex filtration challenges and enhance customers’ equipment.
For more information, visit www.Donaldson.com.
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for Donaldson Company, Inc.Becky Cahn, 952-703-4590