OMNOVA Solutions has announced its 2011 Technology Award recipients. This annual award program recognizes exemplary technological contributions by associates in OMNOVA’s research and development, sales and marketing, technical service, operations, product management and LEAN SixSigma organizations. These innovations in product development and process improvement include performance chemicals for oil and natural gas drilling, paper and tape applications, as well as laminates for the kitchen and bath cabinetry, RV/manufactured housing and store fixture markets.
Recipients span OMNOVA’s global operations, including its Performance Chemicals business segment facilities in Akron, Ohio; Mogadore, Ohio; Chester, S.C.; and Green Bay, Wisc., as well as Villejust, France and Shanghai, China. OMNOVA’s Decorative Products business segment is also well-represented with Technology Award winners from its facilities in Fairlawn, Ohio; Auburn, Pa. and Monroe, N.C.
“The cornerstone of these efforts is the enhancement of our existing competencies, as well as the development of new, sustainable products and processes for the future. These outstanding innovation teams have clearly focused on delivering value to our customers, enhancing our operations and reducing our environmental footprint, positioning OMNOVA for sustained profitable growth as we move forward,” said Kevin McMullen, OMNOVA Solutions’ chairman and CEO.