Awards

Each year PPI recognizes contributions and thought leadership in the area of Project Production Management. The award is presented at the Annual PPI Symposium.

PPI presented the 2017 Technical Achievement Award to Jennifer Weitzel, General Manager of the Global Data Center Program at Microsoft.

In her current role, Ms. Weitzel is responsible for the global expansion of Microsoft’s Cloud Infrastructure Program, with capital investment of $9 billion per year over the next five years.


On November 30, 2016, Glenn Ballard, Research Director of the Project Production Systems Laboratory at UC Berkeley, was awarded the 2016 PPI Technical Achievement Award.

Dr. Ballard was recognized for his invaluable contribution in the delivery of capital projects through development of theory and application of operations management concepts, including the Last Planner approach.


On December 9th, 2015 David McKay, Vice President, Well Factory Execution – Bakken for Hess Corporation was awarded the 2015 PPI Technical Achievement Award.

Throughout his career, McKay has been instrumental in delivering significant value through the application of operations management concepts to optimize oil and gas field development.


2014 PPI Award

On December 3rd, 2014 Mark Spearman, CEO of Factory Physics Inc. was awarded the 2014 PPI Technical Achievement Award.

Spearman was recognized for his many contributions to the field of Operations Management theory, including development of new theory, codification of existing theory, teaching, research and writing.

The annual award includes an unrestricted grant to support additional research in the recipient’s field.