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The Dow Chemical Company’s Jim Fitterling named to Executive Committee of Manufacturers Association

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) announced that Jim Fitterling, president and chief operating officer of The Dow Chemical Company and chief operating officer of the Materials Science Division, DowDuPont, has been named to the Executive Committee of the NAM Board of Directors. Fitterling will join the NAM Executive Committee to advance a manufacturing policy agenda that promotes growth and prosperity for all Americans.

Founded in 1895, the NAM, guided by its Board of Directors, is the largest industrial trade association in the United States with more than 14,000 members and is the nation’s most influential advocate for manufacturing. The NAM’s membership includes some of the world’s most iconic brands and many of the small manufacturers that power the U.S. economy. More than 90 percent of the NAM’s members are small and medium-sized businesses.

“I am honored to serve on the NAM Executive Committee and to represent one of the largest sectors of the U.S. manufacturing industry,” said Fitterling. “From tax reform and trade to infrastructure development and energy policy, I am excited to work with fellow manufacturers to drive policies and solutions that boost competitiveness and growth and support the more than 12 million men and women employed by the manufacturing industry.”

The NAM is at the forefront of every important policy debate for manufacturers. Executives on the NAM Board, which comprises leaders representing companies of all sizes in every industrial sector, are the driving force behind the NAM’s advocacy efforts.

“Jim is a true leader in our industry, and he will bring valuable insights to the NAM Board of Directors,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “Jim knows what it takes to succeed in a changing global economy and the kinds of solutions we need to see from our elected leaders. With his voice and leadership, the NAM will be an even more effective advocate for America’s manufacturing workers, our more than 14,000 members and the industry that is the backbone of our country.”
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