2023 National MBE Manufacturer Awards

Each year, at the National MBE Manufacturers Summit, we recognize Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) manufacturers and individuals who have contributed to the manufacturing industry in a significant way with our National MBE Manufacturer Awards. We are seeking nominations for three award categories for this year’s conference attendees: 1. Legacy, 2. Breaking the Mold, and 3. Making a Difference.



This award recognizes an MBE who has made a legendary contribution to manufacturing in the U.S.A. This individual typically has been in manufacturing long enough to have made substantial contributions to the industry.

Past awardees

  • 2016 – Joseph Anderson, TAG Holdings, LLC
  • 2017 – Barry Corona, Sr., Production Products
  • 2018 – Phillip Ramos Jr., Philatron Wire & Cable
  • 2019 – Bill Bernardo, Ebco, Inc.
  • 2021 – George H. Hill – Diversified Chemical Technologies

Past awardees

  • 2016 – Anna Cablik, Anasteel & Supply Company
  • 2017 – William (Joe) Reubel – Kerma Medical Products
  • 2018 – Linda Boasmond, Cedar Concepts Corporation
  • 2019 – Beatriz (Betty) Manetta – Argent Associates and Asociar, LLC
  • 2021 – Yul Park – Route66 International

Breaking the Mold

This award recognizes an MBE as a trailblazer in the manufacturing industry. This award honors those MBEs that forged their way through unique industries that had very little to no MBE manufacturing presence.

Making a Difference

This award recognizes a company or individual who has shown dedication to ensuring inclusion in the manufacturing supply chain through their work with MBEs, suppliers, students, and the community.

Past awardees

  • 2016 – Maria Mar Hill – Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute
  • 2017 – Geoffrey Foster – Core Technology Molding Corporation
  • 2018 – Jackie LaJoie – Ingersoll Rand – (now Trane Technologies)
  • 2019 – Kevin J, Price – Novant Health (Now President/CEO National Institute of Minority Economic Development)
  • 2021 – David J. Burton, AICP, MCRP – Diverse Manufacturing Supply Chain Alliance (DMSCA)