Dow President and COO Jim Fitterling Named to Manufacturers Association Board of Directors
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 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—and some of the world’s most iconic brands—are the driving force behind the NAM’s advocacy efforts.
Dow, as one of these iconic brands, is an industry leader in cutting-edge scientific innovations that address some of the world’s most challenging problems, including the need for fresh food, safer and more sustainable transportation, clean water and more. With more than 30 years of leadership experience with Dow, Fitterling is responsible for developing and executing Dow’s strategy to invest in a market-driven portfolio of advantaged and technology-enabled businesses, which generate continued growth and value in the U.S. and global economy.
“I am honored to be a part of the NAM’s leadership and working on sound public policy solutions that will lead to job growth in modern manufacturing here in the United States,” said Fitterling. “I look forward to sharing Dow’s story and experiences—and the stories of all manufacturers—to strengthen our economy and create more opportunities for working families. As a member of the NAM Board, I also plan to work with NAM members to develop effective workforce policies that ensure we have the skilled workers manufacturers need to drive economic growth.”
“Jim is a unique and forward-leaning leader for manufacturers of all sizes. He brings valuable insight and world-class experience to the NAM membership and our Board,” 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 policymakers. His is a highly respected voice on the values that make America exceptional: free enterprise, competitiveness, individual liberty and equal opportunity. With Jim’s proven leadership, the NAM will be an even more effective advocate for manufacturers—the backbone of our economy. We are thrilled to welcome him to the Board.”
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12 million men and women, contributes $2.17 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for more than three-quarters of private-sector research and development. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States. For more information about the Manufacturers or to follow us on Shopfloor, Twitter and Facebook, please visit www.nam.org.
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems, such as the need for fresh food, safer and more sustainable transportation, clean water, energy efficiency, more durable infrastructure, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven portfolio delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in 175 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, infrastructure, transportation, consumer care, electronics, and agriculture. In 2016, Dow had annual sales of $48 billion and employed approximately 56,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 7,000 product families are manufactured at 189 sites in 34 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.