ROSEMONT (CHICAGO), ILLINOIS, USA

SEPTEMBER 26 & 27, 2022

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#DPSummit

2022 AWARDS

Celebrating Excellence & Innovation

The awards celebrate excellence and achievement in the field of engine and powertrain technology.

 

 

2022 Awards Categories

 

  • Engine of the year < 175 hp.

 

  • Engine of the year > 175 hp.

 

  • Engine technology of the year award (NEW!).

 

  • Engine distributor of the year – North America.

 

  • Engine distributor of the year – International.

 

  • Digital Technology award (NEW!).

 

  • Powertrain Product of the year (NEW!).

 

  • Electric or Hybrid Power Application of the Year.

 

  • New Power Technology Award.

 

  • Employer of the Year.

 

A final award, the Achievement of the Year, is a “best of the best” selected from the category winners.

 

The awards will be held on the evening of September 27, after the conference.

 

JUDGING CRITERIA

 

Nomination Guidelines

The following are the award categories for the 2022 Diesel Progress Summit. Judging will be based on the nomination information provided, and on the industry knowledge and experiences of the judges. Judges will look at the nominations received for each category and rank them accordingly. The quality of the nomination information received is extremely important, as it will be the primary basis on which the judging selections are made.

 

Engine of the Year (<175 hp)

This award is for new diesel, natural gas or alternative fuel engines for on-highway commercial vehicles or off-highway vehicles (including construction, mining, agriculture), as well as stationary uses (oil & gas, power generation) and marine. The engine must have been commercially available since the middle of 2020. Judges will consider innovations relating to engine design, emissions, telemetry/connectivity, control technology, packaging, IoT systems, and ease of maintenance and ownership considerations. (Products already entered in the 2020 DPS Awards will not be considered, unless significantly altered.)

 

Engine of the Year (>175 hp)

This award is for new diesel, natural gas, dual fuel or alternative fuel (hydrogen, etc.) engines for on-highway commercial vehicles or off-highway equipment (including construction, mining, agriculture), as well as stationary uses (oil & gas, power generation) and marine. The engine must have been commercially available since the middle of 2020. Judges will consider innovations relating to engine design, emissions, telemetry/connectivity, control technology, packaging, IoT systems, and ease of maintenance and ownership considerations. (Products already entered in the 2020 DPS Awards will not be considered, unless significantly altered.)

 

The Engine Technology of the Year

This award is for new technologies used with internal combustion engines, such as fuel injection systems, valve actuation systems, turbochargers, thermal management technologies (fans, coolers, etc.) and aftertreatment components and systems. Technology must have been commercially available since the middle of 2020.

 

Engine Distributor of the Year – North America

Entries for this category should detail why this distributor, based in North America (USA, Canada, Mexico), excelled in 2021 and early 2022. It may have expanded its sales, provided world class customer service, added services and capabilities, or been innovative in its dealings with engine OEMs and/or equipment end users. Excellence in training and safety will also be considered. Distributors may enter themselves for this award, and an engine manufacturer, OEM or end user can also submit entries on behalf of a distributor.

 

Engine Distributor of the Year – International

Entries for this category should detail why this distributor, based outside North America, excelled in 2021 and early 2022. It may have expanded its sales, provided world class customer service, added services and capabilities, or been innovative in its dealings with engine OEMs and/or equipment end users. Excellence in training and safety will also be considered. Distributors may enter themselves for this award, and an engine manufacturer, OEM or end user can also submit entries on behalf of a distributor.

 

Digital Technology Award

This award recognizes achievement in digital and electronic controls and monitoring products used in mobile and stationary applications. Products must have been commercially available since the middle of 2020.

 

Powertrain Product of the Year

This award is for any mechanical or hydraulic drivetrain component used in a traditional/conventional powertrain. This could include (but is not limited to) transmissions, axles, hydraulics pumps and motors, hydrostatic drives, and wheel drives/wheels. Joint entries from component suppliers, OEMs, and end-users will be accepted. The product should have been commercially available or in use after mid-2020.

 

Electric/Hybrid Application of the Year

This award is for new electrified or hybrid equipment or vehicles and is intended primarily for OEMs. Entries from component suppliers, OEMs, distributors and end users will be accepted. The machine should have been commercially available, or entered service in 2021. This award covers on-highway commercial vehicles, off-highway vehicles (including construction, mining, agriculture), stationary applications (oil & gas, power generation) and marine. (Products already entered in the 2021 DPS Awards will not be considered, unless significantly altered.)

 

New Power Technology Award

This award is for a supplier who has developed components or technology in support of non-engine applications. This new power technology might include batteries, battery management systems (including cooling), electric motors, fuel cells, etc. This award is targeted primarily at suppliers of power and drivetrain components, although OEMs can also enter with complete machines incorporating new power technologies. Products commercially available after mid-2020 are eligible for this award.

 

Employer of the Year

The employer of the year award will recognize a company in the engine and drivetrain industry that has excelled in its role as an employer. Judges will consider a company’s efforts in workforce development, including training, apprenticeships, recruitment, diversity, sustainability and human resources. The award is targeted at engine manufacturers, distributors, drivetrain components suppliers, OEMs, as well as companies active in the development of hybrid, electrification and other new power technologies.

 

The Diesel Progress Award: Achievement of the Year

The judges will choose between the winners of all the categories and present a ‘best of the best’ award, showcasing what the judges assess to be the company or technology deserving the ultimate accolade of The Diesel Progress Award. No separate submissions are required for this award.

 

Questions

If you have questions about the judging process, please contact:

 

Mike Brezonick, VP of Editorial, Diesel Progress

e-mail: mike.brezonick@khl.com

Tel: +1 262 754 4112

 

 

Judges

The four judges are John Duncan, Bob Apple, Greg Moreland and Clint Schroer.

 

John Duncan

 

Duncan spent more than 40 years in the mobile and industrial components world. On the hydraulic side, he held sales positions at the Rexroth Mobile Hydraulics Division and he later was president of Hagglunds Hydraulics’ U.S. operations.

 

On the mechanical side, he served as president of ZF’s North American Off-Highway business. He later was president of specialty gearbox manufacturer Cotta Transmission, as well as and chief executive of InterTractor, a machine undercarriage manufacturer. His most recent role was CEO at Crenlo Engineered Cabs.

 

 

Bob Apple

 

Apple is an independent consultant who also has more than 40 years of experience in the off-highway industrial, marine, powertrain and automotive industries. He retired from engine manufacturer Volvo Penta, having served as vice president in manufacturing, sales and marketing and industrial engine sales. Prior to that, he was general manager for AutoNation USA and held various leadership roles in 20 years at Saturn Corp./General Motors.

 

 

Greg Moreland

 

Moreland is an industry veteran experienced with the commercialization of motion control products. During his 40-year career, he worked and resided in the U.S., Mexico and Europe fulfilling roles in sales, marketing, product and general management. Knowledgeable about systems employing hydraulic, mechanical and electric technology, he worked for a range of suppliers, including Teledyne, White Drive Products, Oerlikon Drive Systems and Dana. Now retired, he provides consulting services.

 

 

Clint Schroer

 

Schroer spent nearly a decade at Cummins in strategic and marketing roles, as well as managing a sales region. After Cummins, he worked at a digital software and services company and later worked at autonomous truck specialist Embark Trucks. He currently serves as a digital strategy consultant with Slalom Consulting, a global firm focused on strategy, technology and business transformations.

 

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