The Dow Chemical Company’s Jim Fitterling Named to Executive Committee of Manufacturers Association Board of Directors

Washington, D.C., October 30, 2017 – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) announced that Jim Fitterling, president and chief operating officer of The Dow Chemical Company and chief operating officer of the Materials Science Division, DowDuPont, has been named to the Executive Committee of the NAM Board of Directors. Fitterling will join the NAM Executive Committee 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 and many of the small manufacturers that power the U.S. economy. More than 90 percent of the NAM’s members are small and medium-sized businesses.

“I am honored to serve on the NAM Executive Committee and to represent one of the largest sectors of the U.S. manufacturing industry,” said Fitterling. “From tax reform and trade to infrastructure development and energy policy, I am excited to work with fellow manufacturers to drive policies and solutions that boost competitiveness and growth and support the more than 12 million men and women employed by the manufacturing industry.”

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.  

“Jim 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. “Jim knows what it takes to succeed in a changing global economy and the kinds of solutions we need to see from our elected leaders. With his voice and leadership, the NAM will be an even more effective advocate for America’s manufacturing workers, our more than 14,000 members and the industry that is the backbone of our country.”

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DowDuPont Materials Science, a business division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), combines science and technology knowledge to develop premier materials science solutions that are essential to human progress. The division has one of the strongest and broadest toolkits in the industry, with robust technology, asset integration, scale and competitive capabilities that enable it to address complex global issues. DowDuPont Materials Science’s market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of advanced materials, industrial intermediates, and plastics businesses deliver a broad range of differentiated technology-based products and solutions for customers in high-growth markets such as packaging, infrastructure, and consumer care. DowDuPont intends to separate the Materials Science division into an independent, publicly traded company. More information can be found at www.dow-dupont.com.


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 www.nam.org..

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