Insta-Valve 250 wins Gold Edison Award

April 20, 2018

INSTA-VALVE 250 PATRIOT IS NAMED A 2018 GOLD EDISON AWARD WINNER

Hydra-Stop Wins at New York Ceremony; Awards Celebrate 31 Years of Honoring Innovators and Innovation

Burr Ridge, IL – April 20, 2018 – The Edison Awards, celebrating 31 years of honoring the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services, announced that Hydra-Stop was voted a Gold Winner for innovation at the April 11th event at The Capitale in New York City. The Hydra-Stop executive team joined hundreds of senior executives from some of the world’s most recognized companies to acknowledge the hard work and commitment of all of the 2018 Edison Award winners.

Being recognized with an Edison Award has become one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business. The awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose inventions, new product development methods and innovative achievements literally changed the world, garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents, and made him a household name around the world.

“Our judges recognized Hydra-Stop as a true innovator out of the many products in its category,” said Frank Bonafilia, executive director of the Edison Awards.

Award Winning Insta-Valve 250 Patriot"We are thrilled to receive this prestigious award and be recognized for the innovation, research, and development which went into the production of the Insta-Valve 250 Patriot," said Christopher Vazzana, CEO at Hydra-Stop. "This award highlights Hydra-Stop’s ability to research, develop and deliver innovative solutions which solve real world problems facing water distribution systems."

The ballot of nominees for the Edison Awards™ was judged by a panel of more than 3,000 leading business executives including past award winners, academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science and medical.

One of the evening’s many highlights was the presentation of the prestigious Edison Achievement Award to Marillyn Hewson, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Lockheed Martin Corporation. The award honors innovation leaders and business executives who have made a significant and lasting contribution to innovation throughout their careers. The Edison Achievement Award serves as inspiration to future innovators and to the world at large.

In addition to the Awards Gala, the annual Edison Awards program encompassed a full-day “Meet the Innovators Forum” and the “Innovators’ Showcase,” which offered guests a hands-on experience with many of the winning products.

About Hydra-Stop
Founded in 1988, Hydra-Stop is the leading manufacturer of insertion valves and line stop fittings serving municipal water distribution systems around the world. The company offers a wide range of real-world solutions to real-world issues water distribution systems face each day. For more information, visit www.hydra-stop.com

About the Edison Awards™
The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. The Awards have been recognizing and honoring the best in innovations and innovators since 1987. They honor game-changing innovations that are at the forefront of new product and service development, marketing and human-centered design, and are one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of successful innovation. For more information about the Edison Awards complete program and a list of past winners, visit www.edisonawards.com.