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The National Association of Manufacturers and Jervis B. Webb Company make changes to their staffs.
NAM promotes Palmieri
The National Association of Manufacturers announced Thursday the promotion of Rosario Palmieri to vice president of infrastructure, legal and regulatory policy.
Palmieri joined the NAM earlier this year as director of energy and resources policy. He had previously served on the House Committee on Government Reform and the House Committee on Small Business.
partment that Rosario will lead.”
Murdock named executive director for Jervis B. Webb
Jervis B. Webb Company recently named Margaret Murdock as executive director of automated systems and controls. In this role, she is responsible for leading all aspects of electrical controls, automatic guided vehicle product line engineering and customer service.
Before joining the company, Murdock served as director of engineering for Michigan-based Pro-face America, the North American headquarters for Digital Electronics Corporation, a Japanese-based automation company. There she was responsible for directing engineering, application engineering, product repair and customization, quality assurance and inside sales. Prior to that, she served as director of operations for Nematron Corporation, where she implemented a successful turnaround initiative through strategic planning and partnership with a global leader in contract manufacturing.
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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.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey