The SFMA awards excellence and honors outstanding talent through the Employee-of-the-Year awards during our Recognition of Excellence Ceremony. In today’s economic climate, finding good talent in manufacturing is certainly a challenge for the industry. This portion of our Ceremony is of special importance to recognize and appreciate the workforce in manufacturing. Our employee nominees are among the best and brightest South Florida has to offer and during this portion of the Ceremony, we celebrate their many accomplishments.

To make a nomination please complete the form towards the bottom of this page. The deadline is April 28, 2023. The Ceremony will be held on June 22, 2023 at the Signature Grand in Davie. This is a red-carpet event you will not want to miss!

Step 1:

Review the following categories for nomination of your employee. Please nominate your employee in the category that reflects their contributions from 2022.

1. Administrative (e.g., General Administration, Finance, Marketing, Sales, etc.…)
2. Engineering
3. Information Technology
4. Production
5. Production Support (e.g., Materials, Planning, Quality, Maintenance, etc…)
6. Supervisory
7.  Service Provider, Non-Manufacturing Member

Step 2:

Complete the below nomination form. Each nominee is recognized at the Recognition of Excellence Ceremony and the winners and runners-up are announced that evening.  A critical component of the nomination form are the two questions on the form that address the employee’s 2022 contribution to the company and their value to the company. Please see below in the nomination form for guidance on what to include for each of these two criterion. Please be as specific as possible.

The SFMA relies on these responses to determine which employees will ultimately be the Employee of the Year in each category. Please include as many details and objective measures as possible when submitting a nomination form.

Step 3:

After you complete the nomination form, please email a photo of your nominee to Lisbeth Pena at As a nominator, you may be contacted by the SFMA with any other information needed prior to the Ceremony.

Step 4:

After the nomination period closes, the judges will read each application in each category and determine the winner and runner-up. The winners and runners-up in each category will be unveiled at the Ceremony on June 22, 2023, held at the Signature Grand in Davie.

To complete the nomination process, please fill out the following nomination form and thank you in advance for your nomination. Please email Lisbeth Pena at for any questions.