UL’s Williams added to NFPA board
President and CEO of UL also spent time with Medtronic, GE.
Keith F. Williams, president and CEO of Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. , a not-for-profit product safety and certification organization, was added this week to the National Fire Protection Association ’s board of directors.
According to NFPA, before joining UL he spent eight years with Medtronic , a technology provider for medical device therapies. Before joining Medtronic, he spent more than 20 years at General Electric , where he served on company boards of directors in Japan, Korea, India and Thailand. He was also recently elected to the board of directors of the US-China Business Council .
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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