MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), a leading global manufacturer of innovative filtration products and solutions, announced the winners of the company’s 2021 Patent and Inventor Awards, recognizing employee contributions that help Donaldson maintain its leadership in the filtration industry.
The Emerging Innovator Award recognizes an individual who has created and implemented significant improvements in process and product technology for manufacturing operations. This year’s winner is Kyle Sontag, Principal Engineer, Advanced Research and Development.
The Frank A. Donaldson Award, named after the founder of Donaldson, is given to an individual for outstanding long-term technical achievement. This year’s winner is Derek Jones, Principal Engineer, Media Technology.
The Richard M. Negri Manufacturing Excellence Award, named in honor of a former vice president of operations whose many contributions have greatly advanced Donaldson’s global operations, is awarded to an individual who has created and implemented significant process technologies and product enhancements for manufacturing operations. This year’s winner is Jaromír Škapa, Manufacturing Project Manager, European Manufacturing Technologies.
The Technology Achievement Award recognizes a material, product, process or method that has made an extraordinary contribution to Donaldson’s long-term success. This year’s winner is fuel-water separation technology, which is due to the collective efforts of 12 employees across multiple teams: Scott Betcher, Andrew Dallas, Brad Hauser, Paul Hennen, Derek Jones, Vijay Kapoor, Davis Moravec, Aflal Rahmathullah, Ken Skaja, Kyle Sontag, Gwen Stouthuysen and Brian Tucker.
“Our global engineering, technology and operations teams develop innovative solutions and sophisticated technologies that help Donaldson fulfill its goal of advancing filtration for a cleaner world,” said Michael Wynblatt, vice president and Chief Technology Officer of Donaldson. “In 2021, nearly 400 patents have been issued to Donaldson. Our patent holders and award-winning inventors are essential to our continued leadership in the field of filtration. This event gives us the opportunity to recognize their important achievements and contributions.
About Donaldson Company, Inc.
Founded in 1915, Donaldson (NYSE: DCI) is a global leader in technology-driven filtration products and solutions, serving a wide range of advanced industries and markets. Diverse and skilled employees at more than 140 locations on six continents partner with customers, from small business owners to the world’s leading OEM brands, to solve complex filtration problems. Find out how Donaldson is advancing filtration for a cleaner world at www.Donaldson.com.