mig_smart 50 logoMagnus International Group has won its 18th award for manufacturing innovation and management excellence with its second Corporate College Smart 50 distinction. Presented by Smart Business, the Smart 50 Awards recognize top executives who lead 50 of the most savvy, successful companies in Northeast Ohio.

Magnus co-owners Eric Lofquist and Scott Forster will be honored with other winners at a May 20th event hosted by Executive Caterers at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights. The company is also nominated for a Smart 50 specialty award in the innovation category.

Eric Lofquist

Co-owner, President

Scott Forster

Co-owner, Vice President & COO

Scott will represent Magnus on April 14 at a judging event for this additional honor, where he’ll field questions about the company’s groundbreaking advances in the development and manufacturing of natural animal feed ingredients and innovative specialty chemicals.

Smart 50 judges will further evaluate how these accomplishments have positively impacted Magnus’ sales, employment, new construction, diversification of products and services, and business continuity.

The judges were also impressed with the company’s differentiation from the competition, generosity to the community, and with how the combination of innovation and impact has created a sustainable, scalable business.