Inteva Products Receives Progressive Manufacturing 100 Award

TROY, Mich., July 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Inteva Products, LLC was recently named a winner of the sixth annual Progressive Manufacturing 100 Awards for its launch of Plex Online and Cisco LAN/WAN in 14 locations in just 12 months.

Each year Managing Automation Media selects a group of companies to receive the PM100 Award, recognizing distinct accomplishments in Progressive Manufacturing. Inteva was included in the 2010 PM100 selection and was recognized in a subcategory for Data & Integration Mastery.

Inteva's projects included a revamped purchase order workflow process increasing internal flexibility, cut one-third from the monthly Information Technology budget, and now allows critical information to be viewed through an online system in real-time. Through innovative changes Inteva has accomplished a better working environment both internally and externally.

"This is a great accomplishment for us," said Inteva's Chief Information Officer Dennis Hodges. "I am proud of our ability to quickly implement our inventive ideas. This has highlighted Inteva's bright past and will lead the way to a brilliant future."

An independent judging panel chaired by David R. Brousell, Editor-in-Chief, Managing Automation Media, and Jeff Moad, Executive Editor, Managing Automation, reviewed project nominations. Judges included:

-- Lisa Bodell, CEO, FutureThink

-- David Brousell, Editor-in-Chief, Managing Automation Media

-- Tim Fleming, VP and CIO, Industrial Technologies Sector, Ingersoll Rand Company (2009 PM100 Winner)

-- Julie Fraser, President, Cambashi

-- Nick Gill, VP, Global Manufacturing Sector Leader, Cap Gemini

-- Tim Hanley, Vice Chairman and U.S. Process & Industrial Products Leader, Deloitte & Touche LLP

-- Brad Heath, President, VirTex Assembly Services, Inc. (2009 PM100 Winner)

-- Jim Joyner, Director of Lean, Quality & Service, Card Monroe

-- Paul E. Martin, Global Chief Information Officer, Rexam Plc (2005 PM100 Winner)

-- George Nickel, Director, Global Manufacturing Process, Johnson & Johnson

-- Robert Parker, VP, Research, Manufacturing Insights

-- David Pierson, Senior Design Engineer, MAGNET

-- Paul Stamas, Vice President of Information Technology, Mohawk Fine Papers

-- Maureen Steinwall, President, Steinwall Inc. (2006 PM100 Winner)

-- Ray Wang, Partner - Enterprise Strategy, Altimeter Group, LLC

"As we prepare for the eventual end of the Great Recession, these winning companies dramatically underscore how the manufacturing industry will begin to emerge in an even stronger position once a recovery takes a firm hold," said David R. Brousell, Editor-in-Chief of Managing Automation Media. "The projects that enabled these companies to become PM100 winners reflect great creativity and inventiveness, a determined willingness to take risk, and an enduring resilience to continually improve every aspect of their business. These companies are leading the way to a better future."

About Inteva Products, LLC

Inteva Products, LLC has more than 90 years of experience and expertise, empowering some of the best minds in the industry with global resources supported by a team at 17 facilities on three continents. Inteva designs, engineers, manufactures, and assembles Interior Systems, Cockpits, Latch and Closure Systems, Door Module and Window Lift Systems, and Advanced Materials for leading OEMs around the globe. Inteva's integration capabilities provide everything from small component parts to fully integrated vehicle subsystems. Inteva is committed to execute to the highest level possible for all customers to create solutions that meet quality and technical specifications while remaining on time and on budget. For more information visit

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