US-based trade association, The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), has announced that Wabash President and CEO, Brent Yeagy, has been named to its Board of Directors.
Yeagy will join the NAM Board to bolster the association’s leadership in policy advocacy, legal action, workforce solutions, operational excellence and news and insights.
According to NAM, he will help the industry advance a manufacturing competitiveness agenda that promotes opportunity and prosperity.
“I am honored to be a part of the NAM Board and will continue to fight for policies that will ensure our continued growth and success as manufacturers,” said Yeagy.
“The NAM works on behalf of its members for the success of more than 12.8 million people who make things in America – including thousands of Wabash team members.
“I look forward to serving the NAM and helping to ensure that we continue to keep the manufacturing industry strong.”
Board members play a key role in the NAM ‘Creators Wanted’ campaign, which is a member-driven initiative to inspire and educate more Americans to pursue careers in modern manufacturing – while shifting perceptions about careers in the industry.
NAM President and CEO, Jay Timmons, said Yeagy is a recognised leader in the industry and will make NAM stronger.
“Brent will be a trusted adviser who guides our efforts to overcome current economic challenges and to lay the foundation for long-term growth, allowing the industry to innovate and improve the quality of life for everyone,” he said.
“We will work with lawmakers to strengthen supply chains, expand trading opportunities, grow the manufacturing workforce, reform our immigration system, advance energy security, defend tax reform, ensure a smart regulatory system and more.
“I look forward to working together to advocate for the men and women of our industry and advance the values that have made America exceptional and our industry strong – free enterprise, competitiveness, individual liberty and equal opportunity.”
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