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EtQ Announces Innovation Excellence Award Finalists

FARMINGDALE, NY (09-30-15): EtQ is pleased to announce the finalists of EtQ’s 2015 Innovation Excellence Award.

As part of EtQ’s commitment to fostering innovation within its customer base, EtQ continues to celebrate customer ingenuity with its successful award program. The EtQ Innovation Excellence Award Program recognizes those customers who have implemented EtQ’s software in innovative ways to address a key business challenge that has significantly impacted their business. This year, EtQ has selected the top three finalists who will present their innovative applications at EtQ’s 19th Annual User Conference to be held from October 12th – 14th at the Wild Horse Pass Resort, AZ.

The three finalists and their innovations are:

  • Celestica: Celestica will showcase its user and group access application that allows requested access to certain groups without having to update them through the Enterprise Configuration Center (ECC). It also allows them to link access to groups and modules through training and global assignment users in document control. This confirms that the person is trained properly with access to the modules.
  • Subway: Subway will show its product specification module that enables all product specifications to be put into one form. This allows for classifications, the normalization of ingredients and a global product classification.
  • Rheem: Rheem will showcase its walkthrough designer, which allows for the customization of an automated, live on screen, dictatorial walk through that can be easily implemented on any Reliance form.

“This year brought a tremendous number of applicants,” stated Glenn McCarty, Chief Executive Officer of EtQ. “Every year we see an increase in the number of applicants, and it’s exciting for us to see how much the Innovation Excellence Award Program continues to grow. EtQ looks forward to seeing the finalists present their innovations at this year’s User Conference.”

The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be awarded at EtQ’s 19th Annual User Conference.

About Celestica

Celestica is dedicated to building solid partnerships and providing flexible solutions to enable our customers' success. We are adaptive and agile and help customers anticipate and prepare for unexpected changes.

Our talented global team is dedicated to delivering end-to-end product lifecycle solutions at the lowest total cost of ownership – enabling our customers to keep their commitments and stand out in their markets. Our expertise is in design and engineering, electronics manufacturing and supply chain management services. Our suite of solutions spans the entire product lifecycle – from design, through to delivery and after-market support.

By understanding the unique complexity of each customer’s business, we develop customized solutions that drive product innovation, cost savings, supply chain efficiencies and improved time-to-market.

We offer our customers an extremely efficient global network including 10 strategically located specialized centers of excellence focused on meeting our customers’ needs. This strategic network provides our customers with the flexibility they need to respond quickly to changes in end-market demand. Our customer portfolio spans the enterprise, communications, consumer, aerospace and defense, industrial, alternative energy and healthcare end-markets

About Subway

Today, the SUBWAY® brand is the world's largest submarine sandwich chain with more than 37,000 locations around the world. We’ve become the leading choice for people seeking quick, nutritious meals that the whole family can enjoy. From the beginning, Fred has had a clear vision for the future of the SUBWAY® brand. As we continue to grow, we are guided by his passion for delighting customers by serving fresh, delicious, made-to-order sandwiches.

About Rheem

Rheem Manufacturing Company was established in the mid-1920s when brothers Richard and Donald Rheem acquired a galvanizing plant in San Francisco, California. In the 1930's, Rheem began manufacturing water heaters, and by 1936 had coast to coast distribution. During the 1940s and 1950s, the company increased its product line to include space heating units for homes, oil furnaces and air conditioners.

In 1959, Rheem acquired Ruud Manufacturing Company, a pioneer in the water heating industry with a well-regarded product line and a distribution network throughout North America. In subsequent years, Rheem entered the heating and air conditioning market and expanded in the late 1960's and 1970's with the rapid growth of the central air conditioning industry. In 1985, the company acquired Raypak, a leading producer of copper tube boilers used for swimming pool heating and commercial hot water supply and hydronic heating.

About EtQ

EtQ is the leading Quality, EHS and Operational Risk and Compliance management software provider for identifying, mitigating and preventing high-risk events through integration, automation and collaboration. Founded in 1992, EtQ has always had a unique knowledge of Quality, EHS and Operational Risk and Compliance processes, and strives to make overall quality operations and management systems better for businesses. EtQ is headquartered in Farmingdale, N.Y., with main offices located in the U.S. and Europe. EtQ has been providing software solutions to a variety of markets for more than 20 years. For more information, please visit or contact us at 800.354.4476.

EtQ is a trademark of EtQ Management Consultants, Inc. All other product names and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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