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In 2018, UTECH North America will present its first Rising Stars Awards. The awards salute emerging leaders and those who are making a difference in today’s marketplace. These ‘Rising Stars’ are already setting the agenda for the industry of tomorrow and stand to reap the biggest rewards over the next decade. 

The Rising Stars Awards will be presented to five emerging leaders who are making a difference in the industry.

Criteria and Nominations

Nominations will be accepted for the Rising Stars Awards via the UTECH North America website.

To qualify, candidates must have worked in the polyurethanes industry for 3 years or more, be aged 40 or under as of December 31, 2018 and based in North America (Canada, U.S. and Mexico). 

A candidate may nominate him or herself, or be nominated by a colleague, manager or supervisor.

The final deadline for nominations is July 15, 2018.

Nominate A Rising Star »

When will the winners be announced?

The winners will be notified by July 30, 2018 and will be honored at a ceremony in Charlotte, North Carolina, at UTECH North America 2018 (September 11-13). 

Any questions?

Get in touch with Simon Robinson at or call +44 7714 137 181. Please ensure the subject of your email is ‘Rising Stars Awards’. 



September 11, 2018 | 10am - 6pm


September 12, 2018 | 10am - 6pm


September 13, 2018 | 10am - 4pm

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