ERJ Brainiac of the Year Awards

The ERJ Brainiac of the Year Awards 2018 have been decided using a formula in which points were awarded for each correct answer, special mention and helpful and/or amusing email sent in during the year, with extra bonus points going to our Brainiac of the Month winners.

Based on this highly complicated (and only slightly arbitrary) system, our regional champions – which exclude the overall winner – are:

Americas region

Jose Padron, material development specialist, Waterville TG Inc., Waterville, Québec, Canada

Asia and RoW region

Yuichi (Joe) Sano, Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd, Itami, Japan.

Europe region

Joint winners John Bowen, consultant, Bromsgrove, UK; and David Mann, manager rubber technology, SI Group, Béthune, France.

Huge congratulations to all above and to our overall champion:

Hans-Bernd Lüchtefeld, market research & communication manager, PHP Fibers GmbH, Obernburg, Germany – the first ever ERJ Brainiac of the Year


Many thanks to everyone who contributed to the ERJ Brainiac competition throughout this year and we look forward to doing battle with you all again in 2019.

Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year!