The Giulio Mazzalupi Operational Excellence Award is an annual award to recognize significant contributions in improving and executing processes aimed at delivering products or services to customers in the most satisfying, sustainable, cost-effective and timely manner.
The award was created in 2018 in honor of former President and CEO Giulio Mazzalupi in recognition of the significant contributions he made to the Atlas Copco Group during his 31 years of service. Born in 1940, Mazzalupi joined Atlas Copco in 1971. After a few years in marketing he became Managing Director in Italy. He was appointed President of Airpower in Belgium in 1988. With a strong customer focus he changed the production philosophy to become lean and agile, which resulted in improved quality, lead-times and profitability. He also divisionalized the company and established the Compressor Technique business area. Between 1997-2002 he was the President and CEO of the Atlas Copco Group.
In 2020 the prestigious Giulio Mazzalupi Award recognizes the innovation of a smart software system based on actionable analytics and artificial intelligence to increase operational effectiveness and improve collaboration through insights in reliable and single source data. The award goes to Bart Vercammen, Rik Van De Velde and Veerle Van Den Bossche who work in the Portable Air division in Atlas Copco's Power Technique business area.
2020 Bart Vercammen, Rik Van De Velde and Veerle Van Den Bossche
2019 Sylwester Manski, Mario Pappalardo, Isabelle De Wolf, Daniele Lucchini, Simone Rabadozza and Ruggero Vencato