Campbell named new NAM chairman
Arch Chemicals CEO promises to work with Obama Administration on manufacturing growth
Michael Campbell, president and chief executive officer of Arch Chemicals Inc. in Norwalk, Conn., began his two-year term on January 1, 2009, as chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Manufacturers , the nation’s largest industrial trade association.
ustry can continue to lead the world in manufacturing productivity, innovation and output. This is central to our belief that manufacturing should be a significant part of the economic recovery,” he said.
“Given the serious economic challenges facing manufacturers and our nation, the NAM is very encouraged by the focused effort of President-elect Obama and the new Congress to craft an economic recovery plan,” Campbell continued.
“For the short-term, it is important to act as quickly as possible to jumpstart our nation’s economy and create jobs though an economic stimulus plan that preserves and enhances America’s global competitiveness.growth,” Campbell said.
Hampshire. Following service as a U.S. Naval officer, he earned a Juris Doctor degree from George Washington University. Campbell serves on the boards of directors of MeadWestvaco Corporation and Milliken & Company.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
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