Campbell named new NAM chairman

Arch Chemicals CEO promises to work with Obama Administration on manufacturing growth

By Plant Engineering Staff January 13, 2009

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.