CHICAGO, USA

OCTOBER 25 & 26, 2021

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#DPSummit

2021 AWARDS

Celebrating Excellence & Innovation

The awards will celebrate excellence and achievement in the field of engine and powertrain technology, with awards in several categories.

 

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES Tuesday July 27, 2021

 

2021 Award Categories

 

  • Engine of the Year Under 175 Hp
  • Engine of the Year Over 175 Hp
  • Drivetrain Component of the Year
  • Employer of the Year
  • Electric/Hybrid Application of the Year
  • Engine Distributor of the Year
  • New Power Technology of the Year
  • The Diesel Progress Achievement of the Year

 

 

 

Submitting awards nominations

 

Companies and individuals can submit awards entries. Entries can be submitted by a company for itself, for a supplier or for a customer. Nominations do not need to be made by a third party.

 

Judging criteria for all the award categories is provided below. Further guidance is given on the entry forms.

 

 

Send award submissions to:

Mike Brezonick

Tel: +1 (262) 754-4112 (Direct)

Cell: +1 (414) 870-7560

e-mail: mike.brezonick@khl.com

 

The awards dinner will be held on the evening of October 26, after the conference.

 

 

JUDGING CRITERIA

 

Nomination Guidelines

 

The following are the award categories for the 2021 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 2019. 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 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 2019. 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.)

 

 

Drivetrain Component of the Year

 

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

 

 

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.

 

 

Electric/Hybrid Application of the Year

 

This award is for new electrified or hybrid vehicles and machines 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, after March 2020. 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 2020 DPS Awards will not be considered, unless significantly altered.)

 

 

Engine Distributor of the Year

 

Entries for this category should detail why this distributor excelled in 2020 and early 2021. 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.

 

 

New Power Technology Award

 

This award is for a supplier who has developed components or technology in support of non-diesel applications. This new power technology might include batteries, natural gas engines or systems, biogas engines or systems or fuel cells. This award is targeted primarily at suppliers of power and drivetrain components, although OEMs can also enter with complete machines. Products commercially available after March 2020 are eligible for this award.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

2020 judges

 

David Hoffman, director of worldwide marketing, sales, and customer support, John Deere Power Systems (retired)

 

Steve Neva, International Standards and Regulations Manager, Doosan Bobcat North America

 

Jim Saunders, New Business Development, MurCal Inc.

 

TBD

 

 

• Chair of judges: Mike Brezonick, VP of Editorial, Diesel Progress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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