Every year, the Edison Awards honors one or more individuals who, through their careers, their leadership and their achievements, have distinguished themselves by making a significant and lasting contribution to the world of innovation.

The Edison Achievement Award recognizes and celebrates their contribution to human-centered design, the value and differentiation they create, the positive influence they have on existing, new and emerging markets and the impact they have on the world.

Past Achievement Award Honorees

Visit the video section for videos highlighting interviews, profile pieces, and
acceptance speeches from Edison Achievement Award honorees.

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2022
Carmichael Roberts
Material Impact & Breakthrough Energy Ventures
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2018
Marillyn Hewson
Lockheed Martin Corporation
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2017
Jeff Immelt
General Electric
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eaapic John Chambers
Cisco Systems
eaapic Clayton M. Christensen
Harvard Business School
eaapic Robert A. Lutz
General Motors Company
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Tesla Motors & SpaceX
eaapicYang Yuanqing
Lenovo
eaapic Dr. Paul E. Jacobs
Qualcomm
eaapicSteve Jobs
Apple, Inc.
eaapic Chris Anderson
TED
eaapicJohn S. Hendricks
Discovery Communications

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Ford Motor Company
eaapicSusan Hockfield
MIT
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Procter & Gamble
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eaapicSusan Desmond-Hellmann
Genentech
eaapicTed Turner
Time Warner
eaapicReuben Mark
Colgate-Palmolive
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Doug Ivester
Coca-Cola Company
eaapicMartha Stewart
MSL Omnimedia
eaapicNolan Archibald
Black & Decker
eaapicDale Morrison
Campbell Soup Co.
eaapicRobert Palmer
Digital Corporation
eaapicArthur Martinez
Sears, Roebuck & Co.
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Nabisco, Inc.
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Marriott International
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Rich DeVos
Amway Corporation
eaapicJay Van Andel
Amway Corporation
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Bert C. Roberts
MCI Corporation
eaapicRay Smith
Bell Atlantic
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William McGowan
MCI Corporation
eaapicFrank Perdue
Perdue Farms
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Herb Baum
Campbell Soup Co.