The Mac McCulloch Lifetime Achievement Award was established in 2004 to recognize the commitment and dedication of individuals who have made significant contributions to improving the products and services offered by AME to advance enterprise excellence in manufacturing.
The award not only recognizes service to AME but also honors an individual's character, integrity and leadership. The Mac McCulloch Lifetime Achievement Award is granted to one individual each year. Recipients are nominated and selected by the AME Awards Council.
2019 Mac McCulloch Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
Michael Bremer has been an active AME member since 1992 and has served as vice president of the AME Excellence Awards program since 2010 and as AME’s CFO from 2002 – 2010. Throughout his time as an AME volunteer, he has led the redesign of AME’s performance excellence criteria and has served on both the AME national board and management teams.
Though he has retired as president at the Cumberland Group, Bremer continues to help companies on their continuous improvement path by delivering keynotes and leading workshops. He recently joined the Advisory Council for Dominican University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute program in San Rafael, Calif. He has co-authored three books on effective performance improvement practices and wrote the Shingo Award winning book, “How to Do a Gemba Walk.” Throughout his career, Bremer has been passionate about helping improve the way leaders lead and finding ways to more effectively engage people and use new technologies.
Past Mac McCulloch Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients
2004 Robert "Doc" Hall
2005 John Puckett
2006 Ralph Todd
2007 James Nicholas (Nick) Edwards
2008 Tony Laraia
2009 Phil Roether
2010 Dan McDonnell
2011 Barbara Jacklin
2012 Burgess Oliver
2013 Doug Carlberg
2014 Kenneth McGuire
2015 David Hogg
2016 William H. (Bill) Baker
2017 Pat Carguello
2018 William Holbrook