Seeley founder wins design and innovation award

Frank Seeley, founder of Seeley International, has won an Executive of the Year Award, recognising his firm’s commitment to innovation.

Seeley won an Innovation and Design Executive of the Year award at the fourth Executive of the Year awards, hosted by CEO Magazine.

“Seeley International’s envied reputation for innovation has been achieved through the ongoing contribution and tireless commitment of an outstanding team of experts, and we have brought together the best minds in the industry to set new industry benchmarks and achieve world firsts as the standard way we do business,” Seeley said in a statement.

“This level of sustained success doesn’t happen by accident, and I encourage other business leaders to push boundaries, question the status quo, and draw on their entrepreneurial spirit, as secrets to achieving similar global success.”

The founder offered the advice that for manufacturers to be competitive, they must constantly innovate, while striving to “automate, automate, automate.”

Seeley established his business in 1972 has won numerous awards, including a Manufacturers’ Monthly Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2012 Endeavour Awards. The firm is the country's leading heating and cooling products manufacturer.