SPE Automotive Division opens call for nominations 

March 6, 2024
Awards will be presented for innovative parts in 10 categories, as well as the Hall of Fame award.

The Automotive Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) is seeking nominations for its 53rd annual Automotive Innovation Awards Gala, which will be held Nov. 13 in Livonia, Mich.  

Part nominations are due by Sept. 13. The 10 categories include: aftermarket and limited edition/specialty vehicles, body exterior, body interior, chassis/hardware, electric and autonomous vehicle systems, sustainability, materials, powertrain, process/assembly/enabling technologies, and safety. A Grand Award will be chosen from all category winners. 

The Hall of Fame award has a nomination deadline of May 31. It will be awarded to an application that has been in continuous use for 15 years or more, and has made a significant and lasting contribution to the application of plastics in automotive vehicles. Additionally, it must be: game changing; very successful worldwide; innovative in materials, process and application; and still being used.  

The HOF committee consists of engineers, managers, executives, technical experts, SPE Fellows, SPE Honored Service Members and automotive industry technical experts having served 30-plus years in the industry. 

Nominations must be submitted online. For information, go to: https://speautomotive.com/spe-automotive-div-innovation-awards/.