Gold to head industry programs for NEMA
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association has named Stephen Gold as senior vice president of industry programs at NEMA.Gold previously served as vice president and executive director for the Council of Manufacturing Associations of the National Association of Manufacturers.
"Stephen is eminently qualified for this position,” said NEMA President Evan Gaddis. “At the Council of Manufacturing Associations, he acquired special knowledge of the challenges now confronting the nation's manufacturers.He fully understands the policy-making apparatus in Washington and has shown an ability to get things done in this city.He's a great fit for NEMA."
Prior to working at NAM, Gold practiced law at Collier Shannon Scott, where he represented trade association and corporate clients on regulatory and legislative issues, including consumer protection, cyberspace law, tax policy, antitrust law, online and offline marketing practices, and energy and environmental law.
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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.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey