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The Outstanding Achievement in Management Award

Recognizes executives who have created a climate that permits industrial engineering techniques to be used with outstanding results.


  • IIE members and non-members. Members of the IIE Board of Trustees and Honors Steering Committee are ineligible.
  • Recipients are usually a president, vice president, or board chairman with the line responsibility in an industrial, governmental, or educational enterprise and who can be held accountable for the stimulation of a climate that permits industrial engineering to be used with outstanding results.
  • In special situations where a staff executive has strong influence on operating policy, a senior staff executive may be the recipient of this award. This individual would normally be of staff vice presidential level or the equivalent in governmental or educational institutions.
  • The nominee for this award must have held their current position for at least five years.
  • In making this award, IIE is indirectly honoring a business, government, or education institution, and consideration is given to the role the institution has had in exhibiting the techniques associated with the manager.


  • Not more than one award a year is usually given.
  • Nominee’s specific achievements must be described, including results.

Nomination process:

  • Complete and return the nomination form.
  • Three letters of recommendation should be limited to a maximum of two pages each.
  • The nomination form, the nominator's letter and CV package should be limited to 12 pages.
  • The entire nomination packet should be no more than 18 pages total.


This award is judged by the Honors Steering Committee.

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