NAM remembers Alexander B. “Sandy” Trowbridge, former president and former head of U.S. Department of Commerce

By Plant Engineering Staff May 5, 2006

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.