I understand the nominee must meet the following criteria:


  • The Icon of Industry Distinction is presented to a manufacturer doing business in the hospitality community
    • Limited to one award per company
    • Must be active in the hospitality industry
  • Nominee must be in an ownership or senior management position
  • Nominee must exhibit the highest level of ethical conduct and professionalism in the hospitality industry
  • Candidate must be in the industry a minimum of 30 years
  • Has uniquely impacted the hospitality industry through their innovative work:
    • Unique Product design
    • Cutting edge technology and innovation


  • Consistent dedicated outreach to the industry and/or community through education and or corporate/personal giving
    • Must have contributed to a minimum of two (2) charitable entities outside of NEWH


  • Consideration of prior honors from industry peers
  • Consideration of honors from charitable/public organizations or educational institutions


Please complete the nomination form as your official nomination for the NEWH ICON of Industry no later than March 1st, 2024.

No one will be considered unless the nomination form is completed. Questions? call 800-593-6394

    NEWH ICON of Industry Nomination Form

    Please provide us with the following information about your nominee: