The Society of
Innovators at Purdue Northwest has announced John Davies as the
organization’s first Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.
The award is the
Society of Innovators’ highest honor for an individual leader and open to
any individual whose work took place in or significantly impacted the
Northwest Indiana region.
“John Davies easily
crosses the hurdle of being recognized for lifetime achievement in this
community,” said Gary Johnson, president of Mortar Net Solutions and board
chair of the Society of Innovators at Purdue Northwest.
Davies is the
founder and retired managing director of the Society of Innovators who led
the organization from its inception in 2005 until 2018. Davies was also
instrumental in relaunching the South Shore poster series in the late 1990s
and worked with the South Shore Convention & Visitors Authority (SSCVA) to
create the Wall of Legends in 2004, an exhibit focused on often unsung
Region heroes who shared the values of exploration, courage, creativity and
with many of John Davies’ friends and colleagues, we quickly discovered that
this award is long overdue,” said Jason Williams, assistant director of the
Society of Innovators at Purdue Northwest. “It is clear that John’s impact
on this region will last for generations to come.”
recognized at the Society’s annual event on Nov. 21. More information about
the award is available at