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Niagara Wins 2022 Edison Award, Three Stevie Awards for New Pro Product Line and Product Development Team
April 29, 2022
Niagara, a 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," Wehmeyer said. "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," added Maggie Miller, president of the Stevie Awards.