Utility supplies: The Edison Awards, celebrating 30 years of honoring the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services, announced that General Cable was voted a Gold Winner for Innovation in the Energy and Sustainability Category at the April 20th event at The Capitale in New York City. General Cable President and Chief Executive Officer Mike McDonnell joined hundreds of senior executives from some of the world’s most recognized companies to acknowledge the hard work and commitment of all of the 2017 Edison Awards winners.
“Innovation has been at the core of our company culture for over 170 years,” said Mike McDonnell, President and Chief Executive Officer, General Cable. “Being named as an Edison Awards Gold Winner further validates General Cable as a leader and innovator of solutions to our customers’ needs for safer, more efficient and more effective transport of power and data. We are excited to be the first wire and cable company to receive this prestigious award in the 30-year history of the Edison Awards.”
Being recognized with an Edison Award has become one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business. The awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose inventions, new product development methods and innovative achievements literally changed the world, garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents, and made him a household name around the world.
“We are continuously investing in technology innovations that will enhance the performance, safety and reliability of our products,” said Srini Siripurapu, Vice President, Technology, General Cable. “This award is a culmination of the cross functional E3X® product development team’s perseverance and unwavering support from our Utility customers who have successfully deployed this technology.”
The ballot of nominees for the Edison Awards was judged by a panel of more than 3,000 leading business executives including past award winners, academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science and medical.
“Our judges recognized General Cable and their TransPowr® Overhead Conductors with E3X® Technology as a true innovator out of the many products in its category,” said Frank Bonafilia, executive director of the Edison Awards.