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Dorian Awards | 2024

Congratulations to our Winners & Finalists

The Dorian Awards

Throughout the year we guide you and your teams in developing your problem solving skills so you can solve any problem faster and more efficiently. Now it’s time to recognize your successes.

About the Awards

Every year, teams across the world complete problem solving projects worthy of recognition. The 2024 Dorian Awards honor problem solving teams, leaders, and companies who exemplified outstanding application of Shainin methods or leadership during the 2023 year.

These projects were of critical importance to our customers. They helped resolve long-standing issues, improve bottom lines, and enhance operations around the globe.

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Announcing Dorian Award Winners & Finalists

Awards by Category

Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination in 2023; we were impressed with the quality of nominations submitted. Following a lengthy and rigorous review process completed by our global review board, we’ve selected several simply exceptional teams and individuals as finalists and winners for the Dorian Awards.

Here are the 2024 Dorian Award Winners and Finalists for each category.

Company Awards

This category of awards is for companies who have successfully developed a Red X Program within a facility, division, region, or company and can demonstrate impactful improvements based on that development.

Bottom Line Improvement Award
Winners:
Phinia
  • Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA
REUTER-STOKES, A BAKER HUGHES BUSINESS
  • Twinsburg, Ohio, USA
LIEBHERR MACHINES BULLE
  • Bulle, Switzerland
Schneider Electric
  • Shanghai, China
Project of the year Awards

This category of awards is for project teams who have demonstrated outstanding application of Shainin methodologies in solving complex problems within their company.

Plant Manufacturing Project of the Year
Winner:
TE CONNECTIVITY - Evreux, Normandie, France
  • Team Leader: Jimmy HUET
  • Team Members: Petr Nečas, Julien BERRENGER, Alan CERCIAT, Carine GUILLO
Finalists:
ZF - Limeira, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Team Leader: Julio Pereira
  • Team Members: Renan Goto, Vinicius Martin, Henrique Carlos, Julio Gandara, Guilherme Bisca Lange, Luis Galvani
ROBERT BOSCH AUTOMOTIVE STEERING LLC - Florence, Kentucky, USA
  • Team Leader: Zack Whatcott
  • Team Members: Amber Fedyszyn, Dave Defazio, Luis Lopez, Eric Wecker
PHILIPS MEDICAL SYSTEMS - Reedsville, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Team Leader: Jude De Padua
  • Team Member: Meghan O’Reilly
ZF - Shanghai, China
  • Team Leader: Kaifu Wu
  • Team Member: Jiuliang Jiang
ROBERT BOSCH ELEKTRONIKA KFT. - Hatvan, Heves, Hungary
  • Team Leader: Varga Mátyás Szabolcs
  • Team Members: Molnár Levente Milán, Barkóczi Balázs, Gilberto Ocana, Surányi Szebasztián
Field reliability project of the year
Winner:
DAIMLER TRUCK AG - Gaggenau, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
  • Team Leader: Michael Goetz
  • Team Member: Patrick Herzog
Finalists:
Wabtec Corporation - Hosur, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Team Leader: Veeraragavan K
  • Team Member: Saravanan S, Vijay M
BAKER HUGHES - Twinsburg, Ohio, USA
  • Team Leader: Casey Hale
  • Team Member: Kevin McKinny, Aldo Alarcon, Matthew Pacyna, Carlos Gomez, Brett Pichla
DANA INCORPORATED - Maumee, Ohio, USA
  • Team Leader: Brian Ciach
  • Team Members: Ethan Simmons, Ali Saeedy, Nick Foti
ROBERT BOSCH SRL - Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Team Leader: Mihai Vesa
  • Team Member: Alpar Matyas
Product Development project of the year
Winner:
PHILIPS Personal Health - Drachten, The Netherlands
  • Team Leader: Mannold van de Schootbrugge
  • Team Member: Alwin de Vries
Finalists:
DANA INCORPORATED - Arzignano, Italy
  • Team Leader: Enrico Dal Moro
  • Team Members: Carlo De Filippo, Morris Faietti
ROBERT BOSCH AUTOMOTIVE STEERING LLC - Florence, Kentucky, USA
  • Team Leader: Marino Fabiilli
  • Team Members: Timmo Parodat, Amber Fedyszyn, Dave Pace, Manuel Diez, Luis Lopez
NEMAK AMERICAS - Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
  • Team Leader: Alan Garza
  • Team Member: Juliana Alvarez
Resilient engineering project of the year
Winner:
WIELAND - Pine Hall, North Carolina, USA
  • Team Leader: Daniel Vigil
  • Team Members: Scott Bryant, Eddie Cass
Finalists:
WABTEC Corporation - Hosur, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Team Leader: Prasanna Sitaram
  • Team Members: Seetharam K, G Mathi Rajan, Mohamed Ebrahim A, Yash Khawade
ROBERT BOSCH ELEKTRONIKA KFT. - Hatvan, Heves, Hungary
  • Team Leader: Abdel Wahab Mohammad Nael
  • Team Members: Molnár Levente Milán, Fernando Loya, Barabás Erzsébet, Gilberto Ocana
Transaxional business project of the year
Winner:
BAKER HUGHES - Houston, Texas, USA
  • Team Leader: Aldo Alarcon
  • Team Members: Chantelle Nash, Lawrence Chapman
Finalists:
AMERICAN AXLE & MANUFACTURING - Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico
  • Team Leader: Juan Pacheco
  • Team Members: Diana Belén Barbosa, Patsy Alejandra García Anaya, Sandivel Gutiérrez Pérez
Leadership Awards

This category of awards is for leaders who have increased the impact of problem solving using Shainin technologies within their organization.

Rolling Top 5 Leadership excellence
Winners
Tobias Jung - Plant Manager
  • Robert Bosch
  • Mexico
Carlos Eduardo Fraga - Customer & Product Support LATAM
  • Iveco Latin America
  • Brazil
Mark Ratcliffe
  • Robert Bosch LLC
  • Anderson, South Carolina, USA
Steven Vickers
  • dormakaba
  • Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Dr. Sujatha Narayan - Senior Vice President & India Region Leader
  • Wabtec Corporation
  • India
Red X Master of the Year
Winner:
JUAN PACHECO
  • American Axle & Manufacturing
  • Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico
Finalists:
KRIS STARK
  • Aptiv
  • Carmel, Indiana, USA
LUCA GILARDINO
  • Dana Incorporated
  • Arco, Trentino, Italy
RYAN(HAORAN) CUI
  • Phinia
  • Shanghai, China
DANIEL BAMBER
  • BorgWarner
  • Auburn Hills, Michigan, Borg Warner

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Inquiries & Questions

Thank you for your interest and support of the Dorian Awards Program.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us via our website. 

Curious about this year's awards?

Visit our Dorian Awards

Each year the criteria for the awards gets a little more rigorous as participation in nominations increases. View this year’s Dorian Awards and Criteria to see what projects are eligible for this year. 

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Dorian Awards Criteria

Team Project Awards

Transaxional Business
PROJECT OF THE YEAR

Business processes deliver critical functions. But sometimes processes break, and the reason isn’t clear. TransaXional Business Projects focus on what must go right in a process for it to deliver the desired result every time.  The  TransaXional Business Project of the Year Award recognizes projects that focus on process-based problems. Projects that win this award will demonstrate: 

  • The impact of the problem for the company and the team 
  • The strategy implemented to complete the project.
  • Creative & effective use of the Shainin Transaxional tools  
  • The timeline of resolution from initial discovery through project closure

Dorian Awards Criteria

Team Project Awards

Resilient Engineering
PROJECT OF THE YEAR

The goal in new product or process development is a trouble-free launch. Resilient engineering focuses on the critical factors that impact the success of your design. The Resilient Engineering Project of the Year Award recognizes projects that focus on what must go right to ensure a successful launch. Projects that win this award will demonstrate:  

  • Critical factor identification in the design phase 
  • Prioritization of the factors to focus on 
  • Potential or perceived impact for the customer, the company, and the production line. 
  • Effective use of the Shainin Resilient Engineering tools to identify, prioritize, design, test, and control the critical factors.  

Dorian Awards Criteria

Team Project Awards

Product Development
PROJECT OF THE YEAR

This category recognizes technical problems solved during product development and launch. These projects typically have small sample sizes to work with. Product development begins the lifecycle of a product. In the early stages, we want to test products so we can account for and adjust to prevent failures. Projects that win this award will demonstrate: 

  • Potential impact of the problem.
  • Effective use of the Shainin Red X tools to uncover the root cause.
  • The timeline of resolution from initial discovery to solution implemented. 

Dorian Awards Criteria

Team Project Awards

Field Reliability
PROJECT OF THE YEAR

Field failures impact more than just your bottom line. This category is dedicated to projects that focus on field issues such as ‘No Trouble Found’, fatigue failures, and other destructive or malfunction events. Projects that win this award will demonstrate:

  • Initial impact of the problem.
  • Creative and effective use of the Shainin Red X tools to uncover the root cause. 
  • Speed and efficiency in resolving the issue.  

Dorian Awards Criteria

Team Project Awards

PLANT MANUFACTURING
PROJECT OF THE YEAR

Manufacturing is a world all its own. With the fast-moving pace, the speed of solving problems matters. The Plant Manufacturing Project of the Year Award recognizes projects that resolve complex problems in ongoing production which impact the end user, company bottom line, production quality rates, and the like. Projects that win this award will demonstrate:

  • Technical difficulty or complexity in resolving the issue.
  • Creative and effective use of the Shainin Red X tools to uncover the root cause.
  • Impact of resolving the problem.
  • How the solution or information discovered was leveraged.
  • Timeline for resolving the issue.

Dorian Awards Criteria

Master of the year Award

The Master of the Year Award is for leaders who have increased the impact of problem solving using Shainin technologies within their organization.

To be considered for this award, the submission must meet the following criteria:

  • Applies leadership skills to expand the impact of Shainin technologies within the organization
  • Results include projects completed that made a significant impact to improving business performance
  • The number of individuals coached to certification

Dorian Awards Criteria

RT5 Leadership Award

The Rolling Top 5 Leadership Award is for leaders who have increased the impact of problem solving using Shainin technologies within their organization.

To be considered for this award, the submission must meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrates leadership guidance, structural framework, and effective mentoring of a dynamic problem-solving culture
  • Conducts regular reviews to ensure that key projects are solved quickly and efficiently
  • Encourages major suppliers and customers to jointly solve problems by using Shainin methods and leveraging the results
  • Actively recognizes and rewards outstanding performance in problem- solving
  • The number of successful projects and certifications

Dorian Awards Criteria

Team Project Awards

This category of awards is for project teams who have demonstrated outstanding application of Shainin methodologies in solving complex problems within their company.

To be considered for this award, the submission must meet the following criteria:

  • Speed and efficiency of the problem solved
  • Technical difficulty and complexity of the problem solved
  • Project impact and leverage across the organization
  • Creative use of Shainin technologies
  • Clarity of the project documentation

Dorian Awards Criteria

Bottomline Improvement Company Award

This category of awards is for companies who have succesfully applied Shainin tools within a facility, division, region, or company and can demonstrate impactful improvements based on that development.

To be considered for this award, the submission must meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrates impact of Shainin technology greatly improving key business metrics. 
  • Examples include: scrap reduction, yield improvement, throughput, warranty reductions, field failure avoidance, and other technical solutions resulting in savings. 
  • Demonstrates use of project selection tools to identify the “vital few” among the “trivial many” (projects that have impact)