For 31 years, PDMA's exclusiveOutstanding 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.
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.
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.
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 2012Clorox Faurecia Skyline Exhibits 2011Illumina, Inc. UnitedHealth Group 2010Kennametal, Inc. 2009Royal DSM NV PGi - Premiere Global Services 2008Corning Incorporated DuPont 2007FedEx Corporation Mine Safety Appliance (MSA) 2006Xerox Corporation Bank of America Global Consumer & Small Business Bank 2005dj Orthopedics Sprint/Nextel 2004Affymetrix Air Force Research Laboratory 2003Dow Polyolefins Harley Davidson 2002BMW Group AG Teknion 2001Window Fashions Divisions-Hunter Douglas 2000EXFO Electro-Optical Rockwell Collins 1999Maytag 1998Cincinnati Machine Tool 1997Herman Miller 3 Com (US Robotics) 1996Eastman Kodak 1995Fluke Corporation Pepsi-Cola Company Senco Products, Inc. 1994Bausch & Lomb, Eyewear Division Chrysler Corporation Welch Allyn 1993Apple Computer Nabisco Biscuit Company Nordic Track 1992Keithley Corporation Marriott Lodging Group 1991Safety-Kleen Corporation 1990Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, then a division of Eli Lilly Harris Corporation, Broadcast Division New Pig Corporation 1989Hewlett-Packard 1988Merck & Company