Skyline wins PDMA Outstanding Corporate Innovator Award

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The Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) has awarded Skyline Exhibits its coveted Outstanding Corporate Innovator (OCI) Award.

The award recognises sustained success in launching new products, growth from new product success, well-defined development practices and processes, and distinctive innovative characteristics and intangibles.

The OCI selection committee, which comprised 10 of the world’s product development experts, selected Skyline after a rigorous nine-month selection process.

“We are honoured and very excited to win this award,” stated Bill Dierberger, president, Skyline Exhibits. “It sthe culture of innovation that is at the core of this company, and has been since we were founded in 1980.

“Innovation is a vital part of who we are because we strive each and every day to provide novel solutions to our customers’ challenges. This award is validation that we provide exhibiting solutions better than anyone else in the industry.”

Past OCI Award recipients include some of the largest, most recognisable brands in the world including Apple, BMW, Harley-Davidson and Xerox.

Skyline is the first company from the exhibiting industry to win the prize

Added Jon Althoff, director of global marketing, Skyline Exhibits: “The award confirms that our front-end approach of identifying market trends and defining unmet customer needs is paramount to creating products that are so well received. In fact, 24 per cent of current sales are attributed to products that did not exist five years ago.”