Nominations open for Diesel Progress Awards

By Mike Brezonick14 May 2021

2019 Diesel Progress Award winners Diesel Progress Award winners celebrated their achievements at the 2019 Diesel Progress Summit. After a one-year virtual program, the Diesel Progress Summit will again be a live event this year.

Nominations are now open for the Diesel Progress Awards, which will be part of the third Annual Diesel Progress Summit, which will be held Oct. 25-26 at the Loew’s Chicago Hotel in Rosemont, Ill, USA.

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“The remarkable achievements in engine and powertrain engineering are too often unnoticed and unrecognized,” said Mike Brezonick, vice president of editorial for Diesel Progress.

“The Diesel Progress Awards are intended to shine a bright light and honor the products, technologies and companies that make the industry great.”

The awards categories for 2021 are:

  • Engine of the Year Under 175 Hp.
  • Engine of the Year Over 175 Hp.
  • Drivetrain Component of the Year.
  • Employer of the Year.
  • Electric/Hybrid Application of the Year.
  • Engine Distributor of the Year.
  • New Power Technology of the Year.
  • The Diesel Progress Achievement of the Year.

Companies are invited to nominate themselves or their customers or suppliers. “Innovation happens at all levels,” said Chad Elmore, managing editor of Diesel Progress. “Both OEMs and suppliers are in a great position to understand what real excellence in engine and powertrain engineering looks like, and we want to hear from them.”

The awards will be selected by a judging panel that includes decades of industry knowledge and experience. Among the judges are David Hoffman, recently retired as director of worldwide marketing, sales, and customer support for John Deere Power Systems; Steve Neva, International Standards and Regulations Manager, Doosan Bobcat North America; Jim Saunders, New Business Development for MurCal Inc.; and Andy Noble, president of Ricardo Japan and Ricardo Korea. 

To download entry forms, please go to

The Diesel Progress Awards will be presented during the evening of the Diesel Progress Summit on Oct. 27, following a day of presentations about new power technologies such as batteries and fuel cells, along with sessions covering the latest improvements to combustion engine systems. The 2021 event follows a successful inaugural event in 2019 and a virtual program in 2020 that drew more than 1400 attendees from 71 countries.

To find out more about the Diesel Progress Summit or to register, go to

For information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Alister Williams at or +1 312 860-6775.

Diesel Progress is part of KHL Group, a diversified media company that incorporates print and digital magazines, newsletters, apps, directories, new media technologies, exhibitions, conferences, awards and contract publishing.

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