CoorsTek Announced as 2021 CIO 100 Award Winner

March 22 2021

IDG’s CIO 100 award recognizes enterprise excellence and innovation in IT

Golden, CO — IDG’s CIO has named CoorsTek as a 2021 CIO 100 award winner. For more than 30 years, the CIO 100 awards have recognized innovative organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of strategic and operational excellence in IT.

“This year’s CIO 100 class demonstrates an amazing array of initiatives. Many helped their organizations thrive during the dark days of the coronavirus pandemic, whether by directly addressing new realities in health care or business or expediting digital adoption to adapt,” said Anne McCrory, Group VP, Customer Experience & Operations, IDG Communications, Inc. “We are honored to showcase these achievements and the spirit behind them at this year’s virtual CIO 100 Symposium & Awards in August.”

“This award reinforces our strategy of modernizing our operations using real-time machine data to generate actionable insights that improve productivity and quality in our plants,” said Matt Mehlbrech, VP of Information Technology for CoorsTek. “We are still on our model plant journey, but the expansion of data collection and machine-learning use cases will deliver even higher value to our customers.”  

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CoorsTek is capitalizing on advancements in IoT (internet of things) connectivity to provide automatic alerts and data visualizations that predict equipment failures and product quality issues. In under 18 months, over 300 pieces of production machinery have been connected to provide data for analysis and machine learning. Insights from these connected machines have led to measurable reductions in scrap, avoidance of quality returns and improvements in on-time delivery, where deployed.

Executives from the winning companies will be recognized virtually at the CIO 100 Symposium & Awards.

About the CIO 100 Awards:
The annual CIO 100 Awards celebrate 100 organizations and the teams within them that are using IT in innovative ways to deliver business value, whether by creating competitive advantage, optimizing business processes, enabling growth or improving relationships with customers. The award is an acknowledged mark of enterprise excellence. Coverage of the 2021 CIO 100 award-winning projects will be available online at in the weeks and months leading up to the event and in the summer issue of CIO’s digital magazine.

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About CoorsTek, Inc.
CoorsTek is a privately-held leading global supplier of technical ceramics, serving a wide array of industries and markets – with the vision of making the world measurably better. The company is headquartered in Golden, Colorado, with approximately 5000 employees worldwide. CoorsTek continues to make significant investments in developing advanced materials and processes for critical applications and is the partner of choice for companies worldwide, whose success requires the unique, high-performance properties of products manufactured from engineered ceramics and advanced materials.  The company is committed to delivering outstanding value through operational excellence, research, development, and manufacturing capabilities and collaborative stakeholder relationships.

Additional Information:
For IDG: 
Publicity related questions, please contact: 
Lynn Holmlund; Marketing Director, IDG Communications, Inc. 

Awards information, please contact: 
Scarlett Angelo; Awards Manager, IDG Communications, Inc.

For CoorsTek:
Nancy Fullerton, Senior Communications Director

Phone: +1 517-304-4695


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