Outstanding Corporate Innovator (OCI) Award
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 are open through March 12, 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.
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
2016 Xerox Services
2015 BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company)
2013 Baker Hughes
Sherwin-Williams Paint Stores Group
2011 Illumina, Inc.
2010 Kennametal, Inc.
2009 Royal DSM NV
PGi - Premiere Global Services
2008 Corning Incorporated
2007 FedEx Corporation
Mine Safety Appliance (MSA)
2006 Xerox Corporation
Bank of America Global Consumer & Small
2005 dj Orthopedics
Air Force Research Laboratory
2003 Dow Polyolefins
2002 BMW Group AG
2001 Window Fashions Divisions-Hunter Douglas
2000 EXFO Electro-Optical
1998 Cincinnati Machine Tool
1997 Herman Miller
3 Com (US Robotics)
1996 Eastman Kodak
1995 Fluke Corporation
Senco Products, Inc.
1994 Bausch & Lomb, Eyewear Division
1993 Apple Computer
Nabisco Biscuit Company
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
1988 Merck & Company