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IPO Education Foundation Awards 49th Inventor of the Year to Peoria, Illinois inventors Luke Haverhals and Aaron Amstutz

Congratulations to Luke Haverhals and Aaron Amstutz, inventors and entrepreneurs from Peoria, Illinois!  They have won the 49th Inventor of the Year award from the IP Owners Education Foundation and will receive the award at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC during a festive evening on December 7, 2022.  (More information about the awards celebration is available at the IPOEF website.)

Luke Haverhals is the founder and CEO and Aaron Amstutz is the CTO of Natural Fiber Welding whose mission is "to invent and manufacture shockingly sustainable materials from plants. Beginning with inherently circular, natural ingredients, NFW is making a material-rich, plastic-free future possible."  The company has been singularly successful both in the invention and the adoption of their technologies.  

Congratulations to both recipients and to the company!