The AME Hall of Fame

The AME Hall of Fame recognizes industry thought leaders and influencers who support the values, principles and practices found within leading enterprise excellence organizations. On an annual basis, the selection committee will identify appropriate candidates and determine whom to honor with induction into the Hall of Fame. The nomination process includes a review and approval of submissions by the selection committee based on the significance of an individual's contributions to the growth of enterprise excellence within the manufacturing community. People outside the committee can also nominate candidates.

2020 Hall of Fame Inductees

Bob Chapman

Recently named the #3 CEO in the world by Inc., Bob Chapman is very intentional about using his platform as a business leader to build a better world.

Chapman is chairman and CEO of St. Louis-based Barry-Wehmiller, a $3B global manufacturing business with almost 12,000 team members. The company began as a small pasteurizing and bottle washer business in 1885 and, through acquisition and organic growth, has grown into 12 business units serving primarily the packaging, paper converting, sheeting and corrugating industries. Chapman became the senior executive of this private company in 1975 at age 30 when the 80-year-old business had $20 million in revenue, outdated technology and a very weak financial position. Despite the obstacles, Chapman applied a unique blend of strategy and culture over the next 40 years in leading Barry-Wehmiller through more than 100 successful acquisitions.

Over the past two decades, a series of realizations led him away from traditional management practices to what he now calls Truly Human Leadership — a people-centric approach where his employees feel valued, cared for, and an integral part of the company’s purpose. At Barry-Wehmiller, they have a unique measure of success: by the way they touch the lives of people.

Chapman’s experiences and the transformation he championed were the inspiration behind his 2015 WSJ bestseller Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family. The book is co-authored by Raj Sisodia, founder and co-author of Conscious Capitalism.

Chapman regularly writes about the powerful intersection of people-centric leadership and good business strategy on his blog,, and on LinkedIn, where he is an Editor’s pick. In 2016, Harvard Business School released a case study featuring Barry-Wehmiller’s unique approach to business.

Chapman shares his leadership journey and the story of Barry-Wehmiller whenever he can as it is an example of the way businesses and organizations should be: focused on creating value for all stakeholders — team members, customers, communities and shareholders. Not only is it the right thing to do, it creates meaning and fulfillment for team members. Chapman holds a bachelor's degree from Indiana University and an MBA from Michigan. He spent his early career as an accountant with Price Waterhouse.



Harry Moser

Harry Moser founded the Reshoring Initiative to bring five million manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. after working for high-end machine tool supplier GF AgieCharmilles, starting as president in 1985 and retiring at the end of 2010 as chairman emeritus. Largely due to the success of the Reshoring Initiative, Moser was inducted into the Industry Week Manufacturing Hall of Fame in 2010 and was named Quality Magazine’s 2012 Quality Professional of the Year and FAB Shop Magazine’s Manufacturing Person of the Year. He participated actively in President Obama’s 2012 Insourcing Forum at the White House, won The Economist debate on outsourcing and offshoring, received the Manufacturing Leadership Council’s Industry Advocacy Award in 2014 and the Made in America 2019 Reshoring Award. He was recognized by Sue Helper, then Commerce Department chief economist, as the driving force in founding the reshoring trend and named to the Commerce Department Investment Advisory Council in August 2019.

Moser is frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, Financial Times, New Yorker, Washington Post and USA Today and seen on Fox Business, MarketWatch, PRI, NPR, Manufacturing Talk Radio and other national TV and radio programs. He holds a bachelor's in mechanical engineering and a master's in engineering from MIT and an MBA from the University of Chicago.




2019 Hall of Fame Inductees

  • Norman Bodeck
  • Clifford Fredic Ransom II


2018 Hall of Fame Inductees

  • Jean Cunningham
  • George Koenigsaecker

2017 Hall of Fame Inductees

  • Jerry Bussell
  • Helen Zak

2016 Hall of Fame Inductees

  • C. Jackson Grayson
  • J. Francisco Ramírez Reséndiz

2015 Hall of Fame Inductees

  • Bruce Hamilton
  • Gary Peterson

2013 Hall of Fame Inductees

  • Daniel Jones
  • Thomas Hartman
  • John Shook
  • Michael Rother                    

2012 Hall of Fame Inductees

  • Daniel Ariens 
  • Dr. Patricia Gabow, M.D.
  • Dr. Jeffrey Liker, Ph.D.
  • Dr. John Toussaint, M.D.

2011 Hall of Fame Inductees

  • Dale Crownover
  • James Womack, PhD.
  • David Hogg
  • Patrick Carguello
  • Gary Convis

Additional Hall of Fame Inductees

  • Barbara Jacklin
  • Fujio Cho
  • Phil Roether
  • Ross Robson
  • Burgess Oliver
  • John Puckett
  • Ralph Todd
  • Tony Laraia
  • Dan McDonnell
  • Nick Edwards
  • Robert "Doc" Hall