“It’s exciting to see companies like SylvanSport continuing Thomas Edison’s legacy of challenging conventional thinking,” said Frank Bonafilia, Edison Awards executive director, in a press release. “Edison Awards recognizes the game-changing products and services, and the teams that brought them to consumers.”
Award winners will be announced April 23 at the Edison Awards Annual Gala, held in the historic Ballroom of The Capitale in New York City.
“We are truly honored to be selected as an Edison Awards finalist. To be in the same distinguished company as innovative past winners like Tesla, IDEO, Ford, Nike and Apple is truly an honor,” said Tom Dempsey, president of SylvanSport.
Edison Award nominees are judged by more than 3,000 senior business executives and academics from across the nation whose votes acknowledge the finalists’ success in meeting the award’s stringent criteria of quality. The voting panel includes past Edison Awards winners along with members of: Chief Marketing Officer Council (CMO); Design Management Institute (DMI); American Productivity & Quality Center (APQC); American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME); Georgia State Marketing Roundtable (GSU); Product Development and Management Association (PDMA); and Association of Technology Mgmt & Applied Engineering (ATMAE)