Energy Transfer Partners’ Matthew S. Ramsey Named to Manufacturers Association Board of Directors

Washington, D.C., October, 20, 2017 – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) announced that Matthew S. Ramsey, president and chief operating officer of Energy Transfer Partners, has been named to the NAM Board of Directors. Ramsey will join the NAM Board to advance a manufacturing policy agenda that promotes growth and prosperity for all Americans.

Founded in 1895, the NAM, guided by its Board of Directors, is the largest industrial trade association in the United States with more than 14,000 members and is the nation’s most influential advocate for manufacturing. The NAM’s membership includes some of the world’s most iconic brands, along with many small manufacturers that power the U.S. economy. More than 90 percent of our members are small and medium-sized businesses.

The NAM is at the forefront of every important policy debate for manufacturers. Executives on the NAM Board, which comprises leaders representing companies of all sizes in every industrial sector, are the driving force behind the NAM’s advocacy efforts.  

“I am honored to be a part of the NAM Board,” said Ramsey. “As one of our country’s largest transporters of oil and gas products, Energy Transfer is aligned closely with our country’s manufacturing sector. Our business would not be possible without both large and small U.S. manufacturers to provide the materials we need to construct and operate our pipelines. We must, as a group and as individual companies, continue to fight for policies that will ensure the continued growth and success of manufacturers, which, in turn, affects more than 12 million men and women employed in manufacturing. Our policies at the federal level need to focus on strengthening our economy and creating more opportunities for working families.”

“Matt is a true leader in our industry, and he will bring valuable insights to the NAM Board of Directors,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “Matt knows what it takes to succeed in a changing global economy and the kinds of solutions, such as bold, comprehensive tax reform, we need to see from our elected leaders. With his voice and leadership, the NAM will be an even more effective advocate for our more than 14,000 members and for the industry that is the backbone of our country.”


The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12 million men and women, contributes $2.17 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for more than three-quarters of private-sector research and development. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States. For more information about the Manufacturers or to follow us on Shopfloor, Twitter and Facebook, please visit

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