PORT ORANGE, Fla. — Dale Conway, vice president of engineering at Thompson Pump and Manufacturing Company Inc., has been awarded the Value-added Manufacturing Alliance (VMA) 'Manny' Award and inducted into the VMA Hall of Fame, according to a press release.

The 'Manny' Award recognizes an individual for a lifetime achievement in manufacturing, noted the release.

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Conway has 30 years of experience in the pump manufacturing industry and has worked at Thompson Pump since 1984, leading its successful effort to achieve ISO 9001:2008 quality certification for its Port Orange manufacturing facility in 2009, the release reported.

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According to the release, Conway oversees all technical aspects of the business in his role as vice president, including manufacturing, engineering, quality assurance, research and development and IT.