Niagara Honored with 10 National Recognitions for Water Conservation Efforts in the last year Niagara®, the leader in high-performance, high-efficiency, water-saving toilets, is honored to be awarded a 2022 Bronze Edison Award in the Water Conservation category for the launch of their new Niagara Pro product line and three Bronze Stevie® awards in The 20th Annual American Business Awards® recognizing Niagara’s Pro Read more
Niagara Honored with 10 National Recognitions for Water Conservation Efforts in the last year
Niagara®, the leader in high-performance, high-efficiency, water-saving toilets, is honored to be awarded a 2022 Bronze Edison Award in the Water Conservation category for the launch of their new Niagara Pro product line and three Bronze Stevie® awards in The 20th Annual American Business Awards® recognizing Niagara’s Pro product line as well as the product development team and its executive vice president, Carl Wehmeyer, who oversaw the development of the new product line that features over 100 SKUs designed with advanced technology, high performance and water efficiency.
The Edison Awards™ recognized over 150 companies from all over the world that are shaping the rapidly evolving world and building new industries with “game-changing” products and services. Started in 1987, the Edison Awards are named after Thomas Edison whose inventions, new product development methods, and innovative achievements changed the world. Awards are determined by a panel of judges composed of over 3,000 senior business executives and academics from across the globe, whose votes acknowledge excellence in meeting the award criteria. Niagara joins a prestigious group of previous Edison Award winners including 3M, Cisco, Lockheed Martin, Nike, and SpaceX.
The American Business Awards, the premier business awards program in the U.S., awarded Niagara’s product development and management team, David Jones, Kevin Kennedy and Kathy Liu, a Bronze Stevie Award in the category of Product Management Department/Team of the Year. Carl Wehmeyer, Niagara’s Executive Vice President, received a Bronze Stevie Award in the category of Product Management/Development Executive of the Year and Niagara’s Pro product line received a Bronze Stevie award in the category of Business-to Business Products. More than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration. More than 230 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.
“We are honored to be recipients of an Edison Award and three Stevie Awards and to join such an incredible list of industry change-makers,” said Wehmeyer. “Our mission is to bring new technology to our customers that conserves water without sacrificing performance. Launching our new suite of products in 2021 was a huge accomplishment for our entire team and a giant step in continuing to fulfill our mission.”
As of today, Niagara has received 10 awards or accolades in the last year that recognize the company’s ingenuity in water conservation technology and products. Previously, Niagara was awarded the 2021 EPA WaterSense award for Excellence in Promoting WaterSense Products, the Sustainability, Environmental Achievement & Leadership (SEAL) Business Sustainability Award under the Sustainable Product Award category for its Sabre product line, a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Female Executive of the Year category and Niagara is a finalist for the 2022 International Green Product Award in the Interior and Lifestyle category. Niagara’s Shadow 0.8 GPF toilet also was recognized as one of the 2022 Sustainable Products of the Year and Niagara was ranked first in the plumbing category as a brand leader by Greenbuilder magazine.
In 2021, Niagara launched four new toilet product suites designed specifically to save water with features and benefits for builders, remodelers, plumbing professionals, and everyday homeowners. At its core, Niagara’s goal is to create the greatest water-saving products in the market. The new Niagara Pro product suite takes this undertaking up a notch with characteristics that make this Niagara’s most revolutionary and water-saving line of toilets yet.
“The 2022 Edison Award winners are not only innovators, but also leaders in their field and community. We award this honor for the technological advances and the impact on industry. We know that their innovations will have long lasting effects on the world,” said Frank Bonafilia, Executive Director of the Edison Awards.
“We are so pleased that we will be able to stage our first ABA awards banquet since 2019 and to celebrate, in person, the achievements of such a diverse group of organizations and individuals,” said Maggie Miller, president of the Stevie Awards.
The complete list of Edison winners is showcased at www.edisonawards.com. Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2022 Stevie winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.
To learn more about Niagara’s high-performing, water-saving products, please visit niagaracorp.com.
Steele is Among Women Around the World to Be Recognized For Entrepreneurship, Career Accomplishments Jenni Steele, Niagara’s Vice President of Marketing, has been named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Female Executive of the Year category in the 18th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business. The Stevie Awards for Women in Read more
Steele is Among Women Around the World to Be Recognized For Entrepreneurship, Career Accomplishments
Jenni Steele, Niagara’s Vice President of Marketing, has been named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Female Executive of the Year category in the 18th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, employees, and the companies they run – worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards.
More than 1,500 entries were submitted this year for consideration in more than 100 categories. Steele is honored to be recognized for her work at Niagara in marketing products that help solve the global issue of water scarcity. Judges made note of Steele’s career accomplishments, with comments describing her as a purposeful, determined and passionate leader.
Niagara has revolutionized the utility industry with a reputation as the premier resource for conservation. In Steele’s three years, she has restructured her team to efficiently launch several product lines, earn EPA WaterSense awards, garner Greenbuild’s Innovator of the Year, modernize integration, automate marketing activities, while strengthening retailing, client services and events.
“Jenni embodies Niagara’s mission and is unanimously valued by her team for her guidance and creativity,” stated Carl Wehmeyer, CEO of Niagara. “As climate change and record droughts present strain on water supply, Niagara, coupled with Jenni’s expertise, is more determined than ever to bring our solutions and messaging to the marketplace.”
Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 160 business professionals around the world, working on eight juries.
Maggie Gallagher Miller, president of the Stevie Awards, said, “We thought the remarkable stories of achievement we saw in last year’s awards couldn’t be topped, but we were wrong. Women-owned and -run organizations have contributed significantly to the increase in innovation and entrepreneurial activity we’ve seen globally since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The nominations submitted to the 18th Stevie Awards for Women in Business that attest to this are inspiring, humbling, and motivating. We congratulate all of our Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie winners. We look forward to celebrating them during our January 13 virtual ceremony, and to hearing from some of them during our Women|Future Conference.”
The Stevie Awards will stage its fourth annual Women|Future Conference virtually on November 1-5. Details and registration are available at www.WomenFutureConference.com.