More than 130 manufacturing leaders from companies of all sizes across all industrial sectors gathered in Arizona this week for the NAM Spring 2015 Board of Directors Meeting chaired by new Board Chair and Tenneco Chairman and CEO Gregg Sherrill.
Board members focused on the future of the NAM and manufacturers’ efforts to ensure a resilient and robust sector in the face of significant challenges that include a growing regulatory burden and mounting uncertainty.
“We can create a political climate to empower manufacturers to thrive in the United States for generations to come, where the nation adopts finally a manufacturing strategy for American Exceptionalism … that promotes free enterprise, competitiveness, individual liberty and equal opportunity,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons, as he delivered his 2020 vision with ambitious goals for the NAM’s 125th anniversary in five years.
Board members also gained insights from our nation’s leading authorities, from President Bill Clinton; to the first woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (retired); to one of the greatest Supreme Court advocates in American history, Ted Olson; to the incomparable historian, Doris Kearns Goodwin; to the innovative creator of “Edge Factor,” Jeremy Bout.
The board meeting featured two new impactful videos, titled Manufacturing Vision and America’s Pride, America’s Future. In addition, all NAM videos can be found on our YouTube page, NAMvideo. Help us get out the message by sharing these videos with your employees, colleagues, friends and family. You also can share on social media and join the conversation on Twitter at #WeAreMFG.