CARY, N.C.—Mark Jolly, senior manager of mechanical and sensing research and development at the Lord Corp., has won the 2014 Donald M. Alstadt Technology Innovation Award from the firm.
Jolly was recognized at the Lord Board of Directors dinner.
“Alstadt award recipients demonstrate dedication and leadership,” Lane Miller, vice president of research and technology at Lord, said in a statement. “Innovations like this one deliver exceptional value for our customers and strengthen our position in the global marketplace.”
The award recognizes Lord employees for innovative technological achievements and exceptional leadership and critical contributions to the company's success in collaborating with customers to solve technical challenges.
Jolly was honored for his invention of Omni-Directional Active Vibration Control for the aerospace and defense industry, which Lord said reduces vibration and weight on helicopters, thus increasing fuel economy, flying times and enabling additional payload for the company's helicopter original equipment manufacturer customers.
The award was established in 2006 to recognize technology-based innovation that results and is named after former Lord Chairman Emeritus Donald M. Alstad. In addition to technological advancement, award criterion is based on business impact, such as sales dollars, profit margin and cost savings.
Headquartered in Cary, Lord manufacturers adhesives, coatings, motion management devices and sensing technologies for the aerospace, defense, automotive and industrial sectors. The firm has more than 3,000 employees in 26 countries and operates 16 manufacturing facilities and eight research and development centers worldwide.