“This year, the JEC Americas awards program offers a varied selection of worthy projects after a careful selection. From raw materials to softwares, along with a few applicative categories: automotive, aeronautics, consumer goods, the prizes cover the whole value chain. A few trends are made particularly clear here: mass production and accelerated rates are the main goals, with as much efficiency as possible and at lesser costs.” says Mrs Frédérique Mutel, JEC Group President and CEO.

JEC Americas will be the stage where the Composites Industry truly demonstrates how these new materials push the limits of Innovation in every Industry.  Excellence through Technology and Innovation will also be underlined during this year keynote speakers interventions, Ron Garan, Astronaut, Social Entrepreneur & Motivational Speaker and Byron Pipes, Director of Design and Simulation Technology Area from the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation Purdue University.

DISCOVER THE 11 WINNERS

The JEC Innovation Awards ceremony will highlight 11 innovators and will take place on Tuesday June 2 at 6 pm on the JEC Americas Welcome Reception - The Grove (Houston, TX)

All exhibitors and journalists are welcome to attend the ceremony.

The JEC Innovation Awards Program is supported by JEC Composites Magazine and Aviation Week.

With a network of 250,000 professionals, JEC is the largest composite industry organization in the world. JEC represents, promotes and helps develop composite markets by providing global or local networking and information services. Through Knowledge and Networking, JEC's experts offer a comprehensive service package: the JEC publications – including strategic studies, technical books and the JEC Composites Magazine – the weekly international e-letter World Market News and the French e-letter JEC Info Composites. JEC also organizes the JEC Europe Show in Paris – world and European leader, strongly supported by the industry and five times bigger than any other composites exhibition – JEC Asia in Singapore and JEC Americas in Atlanta, Houston & Boston; the Web Hub www.jeccomposites.com; the JEC Composites Conferences, Forums and Workshops (including JEC Conferences) in Paris, Singapore and Atlanta, Houston & Boston; and the JEC Innovation Awards program (Europe, Asia, America, India and China).

The composite industry employs 550,000 professionals worldwide and generated 70 billion dollars’ worth of business in 2013.