NAM remembers Alexander B. “Sandy” Trowbridge, former president and former head of U.S. Department of Commerce
National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President John Engler honored the memory of Alexander B. “Sandy”. Trowbridge for his decade of leadership at NAM and his contributions to the United States in business and public service.
Trowbridge served as NAM president from 1979-89. He died April 27 at his home in Washington, D.C.
Before joining the NAM, Trowbridge served as vice chairman of Allied Chemical Corp., a predecessor of Allied-Signal, now known as Honeywell.
President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed Trowbridge, then 38 years old, to head the U.S. Department of Commerce in 1967, making him the youngest secretary in the agency’s history.
d Trowbridge as NAM’s President in 1990.
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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.
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