Design News Recognizes Top Companies and Individuals at the 2017 Golden Mousetrap Awards Ceremony
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Design News Recognizes Top Companies and Individuals at the 2017 Golden Mousetrap Awards Ceremony

Awards Ceremony held at UBM's Advanced Design and Manufacturing event in Anaheim, CA

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 7, 2017 — (PRNewswire) — Design News is pleased announce the winners of the 16th annual Golden Mousetrap Awards. The Golden Mousetrap Awards were created to acknowledge and recognize American people, companies, and technologies driving innovation in the industry. The winners were officially recognized at the 2017 Golden Mousetrap Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, February 7th. The evening's festivities were a celebration of manufacturing and innovation in North America by honoring the companies and individuals who impact the industry through their hard work and ground-breaking ideas. The Golden Mousetraps Awards ceremony is held alongside UBM's three-day Advanced Design and Manufacturing event at the Anaheim Convention Center. To learn more about UBM's Advanced Design and Manufacturing show in Anaheim, please visit: 

Sponsors of the 2017 Golden Mousetrap Awards include Design News, Pacific Design & Manufacturing, and Allied Electronics.

"We are honored to recognize those companies and individuals who have demonstrated a drive for excellence in their respective fields," said Suzanne Deffree, Content Director and Editor-in-Chief of Design News. "The future of engineering and manufacturing is truly innovative, as the companies and individuals celebrated at the 2017 Golden Mousetrap Awards have shown the leadership and direction needed to push the industry to new heights."

The 2017 Golden Mousetrap Award winners for each category are as follows:

Lifetime Achievement Winner

Rising Engineering Star

Gadget Freak of the Year

Automation & Motion Control: Controllers

Automation & Motion Control: Drives

Automation & Motion Control: Fluid Power Technologies

Automation & Motion Control: Industrial Network Technologies (e.g. I/O, Ethernet, Wireless)

Automation & Motion Control: Motors and Mechanical Motion Devices

Automation & Motion Control: Sensors, Vision Systems, Feedback Devices, & Peripherals

Design Tools: Hardware & Software: Analysis & Calculation Software

Design Tools: Hardware & Software: CAD/PDM/PLM Software

Electronics & Test: Analog/Power Management/Control

Electronics & Test: Components, Hardware & Interconnects

Electronics & Test: Embedded Computing/Processing

Electronics & Test: Test & Measurement 

Materials & Assembly: Adhesives

Materials & Assembly: Engineering Plastics & Composites

Materials & Assembly: Fastening, Joining & Assembly Components

Materials & Assembly: Metals & Alloys

Materials & Assembly: 3D-Printing & Rapid Prototyping, Materials, Tools & Services

To learn more about the Golden Mousetrap Awards, please visit: 

Follow the Golden Mousetrap Awards on Social Media with Official Hashtag: #GMTA17

About Advanced Manufacturing Expos & Conferences

UBM's Advanced Manufacturing portfolio is the leading B-to-B event producer, publisher, and digital media business for the world's $3 trillion advanced, technology-based manufacturing industry. Our print and electronic products deliver trusted information to the advanced manufacturing market and leverage our proprietary 1.3 million name database to connect suppliers with buyers and purchase influencers. We produce more than 50 events and conferences in a dozen countries, connecting manufacturing professionals from around the globe.  The Advanced Manufacturing portfolio is organized by UBM Americas, a part of UBM plc (UBM.L), an Events First marketing and communication services business. For more information, visit

About UBM Americas 

UBM Americas, a part of UBM plc, is the largest business-to-business events and trade show organizer in the U.S. Through a range of aligned interactive physical and digital environments, UBM Americas increases business effectiveness for both customers and audiences by cultivating meaningful experiences, knowledge and connections. UBM Americas has offices spanning North and South America, and serves a variety of specialist industries with dedicated events and marketing services covering everything from fashion, tech and life sciences to advanced manufacturing, cruise shipping, specialty chemicals, powersports and automotive, concrete, hospitality, cargo transportation and more. For more information, visit:


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