The gala dinner event saw 200 people from across the country gather to celebrate the most significant achievements of motion control companies and individuals in this important industry sector. Development engineer and proprietor of Kabel.Consult.Ing, Juan Carlos González Villar, was named “Engineer of the Year 2019” for his patented Energy Light drive system / Networked Continuously Variable Transmission(s) 4.0.
The fourth MCI Awards were held on May 22, 2019 at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham. The evening was produced and managed by Touchwave Media in association with the Motion Control Industry Alliance (currently comprised of the British Fluid Power Association (BFPA), the British Fluid Power Distributors Association (BFPDA) and the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS)) and brought together the motion control industry to celebrate business and professional excellence. Hosted by Television and Radio presenter, Penny Smith, with a stunning rock and pop performance by the fabulous Rob Deering, the evening was heralded a great success. The achievements and endeavours of some 32 finalists were presented to the enthralled 200 strong audience in an atmosphere of great anticipation, before the nine worthy winners were revealed as follows:
- Technical Innovation of the Year – SMC Pneumatics: EX600W Integrated Wireless Valve System
- Environmental / Energy Efficiency Award – Brammer Buck & Hickman: Compressed Air System Audits
- Project of the year – JETCAM International: Expert Nesting Software for Amada Laser
- Manufacturer of the year – Gardner Denver
- Distributor of the year – Pennine Pneumatic Services
- Contribution to Skills & Training – ABB : Drives & Motors Training
- Engineer of the year – Kabel.Consult.Ing: Juan Carlos González Villar
- Lifetime Contribution Award – Mr. Kevin Prince
- Lifetime Contribution Award – Mr. Phil Keep
Juan Carlos González Villar – proprietor of engineering firm Kabel.Consult.Ing and patent holder of the Energy Light drive system – caught the attention of the judges and was named “Engineer of the Year 2019”.