2022 Christopher P. Destito Awardee Announcement

In memory and honor of 
William (Bill) N. Macartney III
For 50+ years of service to Indium and the community


We are pleased to present this year’s award in memory of Indium Corporation’s William N. Macartney III.

The Christopher Destito Award was created to honor an individual who possesses the same characteristics as Chris, a founding MVEDGE board member. This award is given to an individual who has had a lifelong commitment to the betterment of the Mohawk Valley.

As an influential Indium Corporation leader, Macartney was instrumental in growing the corporation’s growth, expansion, and success. Under his lead, Indium Corporation grew from approximately 12 employees to 1,000+ and increased from one facility in Utica, NY to a total of 14 facilities worldwide. Indium currently maintains locations in China, Germany, India, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the US.

As their involvement in a global market increases, it is important to remark on Indium’s longstanding ties across the Mohawk Valley. The corporation was originally founded in 1934 in Utica, NY and their global headquarters are located in Clinton, NY. Their Rome, NY location at 5836 Success Drive opened in May 2022 and is their largest square foot facility in the world.

The opening of this 15th location was met with acclaim and celebration, as this multi-million expansion project broadened horizons for manufacturing potential in our region and contributed to a robust hiring campaign. More information on this project is available here.

Mohawk Valley EDGE appreciates their ongoing support of young professionals, educational pipeline initiatives, community giveback, and employment outreach. Their social responsibility adds even more positives to their impressive status as a worldwide manufacturing leader.

We look forward to seeing how Indium continues to evolve and are grateful to industry leaders such as William N. Macartney III. 

About Indium Corporation:

Indium Corporation is a premier materials refiner, smelter, manufacturer, and supplier to the global electronics, semiconductor, thin-film, and thermal management markets, with products ranging from solders and fluxes to indium, gallium, germanium, tin metals, and NanoFoil®. Their products are part of many household items, including cellular devices and electric vehicles. Indium’s solder fabrications are used by advanced electronics manufacturers to build their final assemblies, and are an integral piece of the growing semiconductor market.

Follow Indium Corporation on their social media accounts for the latest updates!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/indium
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/indium
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/companies/68884

Leading EDGE Awards Information:

When: Monday, November 7, 2022 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST

Where: Shenandoah Clubhouse Turning Stone 5218 Patrick Rd, Verona, NY 13478

Contact: Hannah Phillips, Mohawk Valley EDGE at 315-356-5511 or hphillips@mvedge.org

The Leading EDGE Awards were instituted in 1998 to recognize companies in the Mohawk Valley who were leaders in their industrial sector and the regional economy. Last year, we hosted a week-long media-filled rollout to celebrate our first in-person Leading Edge ceremony following the COVID-19 pandemic. We promoted an exclusive evening event held at The Turning Stone. We plan to continue this sort of atmosphere for this year, with last year’s event as our framework.

We look forward to you joining us in this celebration of area economic impact!