Jaime Harris Named Executive of the Year at the 2017 Minnesota Manufacturing Awards
September 28, 2017 - Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN – Jaime Harris, President and CEO of Hydra-Flex, Inc. – manufacturer of innovative fluid handling equipment – has been named the winner of the Executive of the Year category in the 2017 Minnesota Manufacturing Awards.
Award winners were determined based on a panel of judges from highly recognized firms in Minnesota’s manufacturing community. The Executive of the Year honor was awarded to an individual who has made major contributions in Minnesota’s manufacturing industry in the last few years.
Harris was nominated for his inspiring leadership, his contributions to the manufacturing industry as a whole, and for his commitment to fostering change and innovation in our community. With Harris at the helm of Hydra-Flex, the company has averaged 42% annual growth over the last eight years.
“15 years ago when I started HFI with Gary Brown, I never thought I’d be standing here,” stated Jaime Harris at the awards ceremony. “I am so humbled to lead a team of incredibly determined, gritty, and passionate people. Our company has done things that no one has done before. Without them, I wouldn’t be here tonight.”
Hydra-Flex was also named the winner of the Best New Product Design category and a finalist in the Best In Class and Sustainability categories at the 2017 Manufacturing Awards.
Read the full list of nominees at Minnesota Business | 2017 Manufacturing Awards
About Hydra-Flex, Inc.
Hydra-Flex, Inc. was founded in 2002 with a principle focus on “finding a better way” to manufacture innovative fluid handling products for the vehicle wash industry including chemical dispensing systems and high-pressure nozzles. Building on that expertise, Hydra-Flex products are now used in multiple industries including hydro excavation and industrial cleaning. Hydra-Flex earned spots on the 2014-2017 Inc. 5000 lists, the 2015-2016 MSPBJ Fast 50, and named the winner of Best In Class, Best New Product Design, and Executive of the Year in the Minnesota Manufacturing Awards.