Commenting at the company’s WITNESS User Conference Americas 2011 customer event, Lanner CEO David Jones said, “The winners of the 2011 Lanner Awards for Simulation Excellence continue to raise the bar for the process improvement and optimization community with significant advancements in terms of innovation and dedication in implementing best practice in to their individual business units.
He continued, “The increased energy surrounding simulation and its adoption in new customer segments spans Lanner’s markets worldwide. In the US particularly, the uptake in process optimization software has continually grown throughout the current global financial crisis. Furthermore Gartner’s own endorsement of simulation modeling as a maturing analytics technology has resulted in Lanner observing renewed fervour and expansion of usage in existing customers across our clients in the Americas.
The winners of the 2011 Lanner Awards for Simulation Excellence (Americas), in alphabetical order, are:
- 3M, Dan Nottestad and Erin Murphy – Inductees into the WITNESS Hall of Fame.
- Apache Corporation - WITNESS Project of the Year (Americas).
- Ingram School of Engineering Texas State University, Dr Jesus A Jimenez – WITNESS Academic Contribution Merit Award.
WITNESS User Conference Americas 2011, took place between August 22 and 23 at the 3M Tartan Park events venue. Presented in partnership with 3M, the customer conference welcomed delegates from across the Americas, and featured speakers representing Lanner, 3M, Exel, Texas State University, Simulation Analysis and The Timken Company.