On May 21, the Sawyer Business School’s Center for Innovation and Change Leadership presented its annual Global Leadership in Innovation and Collaboration (GLIC) award to Nypro.

Nypro is a global leader in plastic manufacturing for the healthcare, packaging, and electronics industries. They make everything from cell phone parts and insulin devices to contact lenses. And they handle virtually all aspects of plastic production, including product design and development, mold making and design, precision injection molding, advanced decoration, assembly, contract manufacturing for full-finished and shipped goods, supply chain management and diversity supply.

Considered a pioneer in plastic technology, Nypro was founded in 1955 and was the first plastic company to use nylon in its products. In 2013, the company joined forces with Jabil—a supply chain management and electronic manufacturing company.

Today, with 20 manufacturing locations in 10 countries, Nypro is one of the largest private, employee-owned firms headquartered in the United States. It also has a strong culture of employee trust, transparency, collaboration, and mistake tolerance—all in the service of customer satisfaction.

Courtney Ryan, chief executive officer of the Nypro Division at Jabil, accepted the award on behalf of Nypro during an award banquet at the Oceanaire Seafood Room. The award is just one of the Center’s initiatives to integrate best practices of innovation and collaboration within research, teaching, and service.