Mac McCulloch Lifetime Achievement Award

The Mac McCulloch Lifetime Achievement Award was established in 2004 to recognize the commitment and dedication of individuals who have made significant contributions to improving the products and services offered by AME to advance enterprise excellence in manufacturing.

The award not only recognizes service to AME but also honors an individual's character, integrity and leadership. The Mac McCulloch Lifetime Achievement Award is granted to one individual each year. Recipients are nominated and selected by the AME Awards Council.

2019 Mac McCulloch Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient


Michael Bremer AME Mac McCulloch Award recipientMichael Bremer

Michael Bremer has been an active AME member since 1992 and has served as vice president of the AME Excellence Awards program since 2010 and as AME’s CFO from 2002 – 2010. Throughout his time as an AME volunteer, he has led the redesign of AME’s performance excellence criteria and has served on both the AME national board and management teams. 

Though he has retired as president at the Cumberland Group, Bremer continues to help companies on their continuous improvement path by delivering keynotes and leading workshops. He recently joined the Advisory Council for Dominican University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute program in San Rafael, Calif. He has co-authored three books on effective performance improvement practices and wrote the Shingo Award winning book, “How to Do a Gemba Walk.” Throughout his career, Bremer has been passionate about helping improve the way leaders lead and finding ways to more effectively engage people and use new technologies.


Past Mac McCulloch Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients 

2004    Robert "Doc" Hall

2005    John Puckett

2006    Ralph Todd

2007    James Nicholas (Nick) Edwards

2008    Tony Laraia

2009    Phil Roether

2010    Dan McDonnell

2011    Barbara Jacklin

2012    Burgess Oliver

2013    Doug Carlberg

2014    Kenneth McGuire

2015    David Hogg

2016    William H. (Bill) Baker 

2017    Pat Carguello

2018    William Holbrook