The judging panel and the award categories for the 2020 Diesel Progress Awards have been confirmed.
Judges comprise senior representatives from the worlds of engine distribution, equipment manufacturing, consulting and hydraulic component supply. The new award categories include one dedicated to drivetrain components and a ‘best of the best’ award.
The judges are:
- David Campbell, Director of Engine and Industrial Design, The Charles Machine Works (owner of Ditch Witch)
- Andy Noble, Head of Business Development - Commercial Vehicle & Off-Highway, Ricardo Automotive & Industrial
- Larrie York, Founder and President, Frontier Power Products
- Steve Zumbusch, former Director of Technology Development, Eaton Hydraulics (retired)
- Chair of judges: Mike Osenga, Editor-at-large, Diesel Progress
The panel have a combined experience of almost 100 years in industrial equipment and engines.
The awards dinner will be held in Chicago, USA, on 20 October, during the Diesel Progress Summit, organised by Diesel Progress and Diesel Progress International magazines and KHL Group. The deadline for entries is 22 June, 2020.
This year is the second time the awards have been held, and will see some changes to the award categories, with new awards including Drivetrain Component of the Year, Electric & Hybrid Application of the Year, and a new ‘best of the best’ category called The Diesel Progress Award.
The awards will be:
- Diesel Engine of the Year (<175 hp)
- Diesel Engine of the Year (>175 hp)
- Electric & Hybrid Application of the Year
- New Power Technology Award
- Drivetrain Component of the Year
- Employer of the Year
- Engine Distributor of the Year
- The Diesel Progress Award: Achievement of the Year
Full judging criteria, downloadable entry forms, and further details of the Summit are available on the event website: www.dieselprogresssummit.com
In addition to the awards there will be a one-day conference with the theme ‘New directions in engines and power’. The speakers and topics will cover on-highway commercial vehicles, off-highway vehicles (construction, agriculture, mining), stationary power (oil and gas) and marine power.