Excellence Awards

FCMA Excellence Awards

Formerly the Crane Awards after A. Crane Jones, Jr. (1923-2001),  a retired Senior Vice President of CSX Transportation widely recognized for his outstanding leadership and commitment to improving his community. His life was a testament to the commitment to excellence and integrity. FCMA continues to honor him with our annual awards presented to outstanding employees of member companies.

Now titled Employee Excellence Awards, FCMA annually recognizes outstanding individuals for contributions to manufacturing excellence. The event is one of our most esteemed and recognized activities of the year. We host a banquet dinner, complete with special awards to recognize our members’ outstanding employees and companies.

FCMA Excellence Awards 2022

Thank you to our sponsors for 2022! We appreciate your partnership.

  • GOLD: Florida Power & Light
  • SILVER: Carlisle Interconnect Technologies
  • BRONZE: BAE Systems Jacksonville Ship Repair, JAXPORT, Steadfast Solutions, West Fraser


Atlantic Logistics LLC: Melissa Davis, Larry Martin

Auld & White Constructors, LLC: Mike Alexander, Marco De Simone

BAE Systems Jacksonville Ship Repair: Priest Brown, Jeff Finklea, Britney Pitts, Keith Randolph, Charles Stanley, Nathan Shropshire

 Carlisle Interconnect Technologies: Kimbra Chardonnay, Hannah DeGuzman, Trena Guckiean, Johnathon Jankowski, Deborah Martinello, Tiffany Ranga, William Rath, Adrienne Sabate, David Smith, Sandra Tibbs, Everett Williams

CMC Steel Florida: Barney Blue, Jason Brown, Kevin Brown, Edward Cripps, Joseph “Joey” Manning, Walter Padelford IV, O’Neil Rankine, William “Bruce” Ruis, Scott Sullivan

 First Coast Industrial Service Inc.: Daren Haneline

 Golder Associates USA Inc.: Alice Shportun, Alicia Strayer

 Jo-Kell: Marga Cruz

 Medtronic: Allison Culler

Team Award: Cole Rittenhouse, Brien Crowder, Alex Quinones, Kyle Smith

Team Award: Daffin Boone, James Dukes, Siling Durazo, Jenkins Hoff, Rafi Kazimi, Boris Kufman, Irina Lazareva, Michael Maxwell, Herminio Miguel, Sipha Tirado, Mary Jane Villavicencio

 Pine Castle: Jessie Maltzman

 Seal Shield: Robert Tyler

 Seaside Bank: Amy Morrill, Joanne Rukab

 Swisher International Inc.: Falyn Henriquez

 Sy-Klone International: Matt Stryke, Brandon Woodall

 True House: Sean Davies

 West Fraser: Malachi Blake, Ricardo Johnson, Willie Ray Murrell, Crystal Owens


Our Excellence in Manufacturing is an evening of celebration not only to recognize our outstanding employees, but also our outstanding companies as well.  We were honored to recognize:

Community Innovation Award: Florida Power & Light

Continuous Improvement Award: Sy-Klone International

Education Award: West Fraser, Inc.

Economic Impact Award: JEA

Innovations Award: VISION Manufacturing Technologies

Safety Award: BAE Systems Jacksonville Ship Repair

Logistics Award: Jacksonville Port Authority

Business Growth Award: United States Gypsum Company

Workforce Award: Solar Stik

Outstanding Leadership Award: Johnson & Johnson Vision

Outstanding Contributor Award: CMC Steel Florida

Partner of the Year: Highlander Consultants

Manufacturer of the Year: GRACE Aerospace, LLC

Manufacturer of the Year: Kaman Aerospace Corporation

Founders Award: Carlisle Interconnect Technologies

President’s Award: Rob Caldwell