Elon Musk to Receive Edison Award

elon_musk_control_panelPALOS PARK, IL (Edison Awards PR) — The Edison Awards announced that Elon Musk, CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors and the CEO/CTO of Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), will be honored for his continuous contribution to human-centered design, as well as his positive influence on creating entirely new market opportunities and inspiring future leaders and innovators worldwide. The Edison Awards Ceremony will be held on April 29-30, 2014 at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco, California.

Musk was the visionary behind some of the most game-changing companies in the world including PayPal, Tesla Motors ,and SpaceX. During his leadership at Tesla Motors, Musk has overseen product development and design from the beginning, including the all-electric Tesla Roadster, Model S, and Model X. He is also the chief designer and CEO of SpaceX, overseeing the development of the Falcon family of rockets and Dragon spacecraft, for missions to Earth orbit and ultimately to other planets.

“Elon Musk is a true visionary of our time, and we could not be more honored to present him with the 2014 Edison Achievement Award,” said Frank Bonafilia, Executive Director of the Edison Awards. “His intense desire to improve lives and make our world a better place through his abilities and accomplishments serve as living acknowledgement and embodiment of Thomas Edison’s values and principles.”

A sample of past Edison Achievement Award winners include:

  • Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, Chairman and CEO, Qualcomm Inc.
  • Chris Anderson, TED Curator and Founder of the Sapling Foundation
  • Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, Inc.
  • Alan Mulally, CEO of Ford Motor Company
  • John S. Hendricks, Founder and Chairman, Discovery Communications
  • A.G. Lafley, Chairman and CEO, Procter & Gamble
  • Martha Stewart, Chairman, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, LLC
  • Ted Turner, Vice Chairman, Time Warner.

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 and a list of past winners, visit www.edisonawards.com.

  • Thanks for that. It’s well deserved.

    Bob Clark

  • Stuart

    Bravo Elon, well deserved. I do have to ask is there an award going to the bright folks who work so hard to make him look good?

  • Paul451

    The little man who lives in the back of my brain got a chuckle over the chief of Tesla receiving an Edison.

  • Brandon

    He makes himself look good

  • Brandon

    The best damn CEO on the planet, Elon the GOAT!

  • prime8one

    Was there for Edison’s employees? Or Tesla’s? Or for the grad student who actually did the work for any Nobel-winning professor? It’s nothing new.

  • therealdmt

    The guy is good, ya gotta admit. I’ve had very similar dreams (as have had a lot of us, I’m sure), and he’s actually doing them. Hats off.

  • therealdmt

    Good one!

  • mfck

    The Edison Universe Awards status and credibility was greatly improved by this

  • windbourne

    Stock options.