Manufacturers Commend IMA’s Kiely for Years of Service

Washington, D.C., November 24, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons issued this statement on the announcement of the retirement of Indiana Manufacturers Association (IMA) President and CEO Patrick J. Kiely: 

“For more than three decades, Pat Kiely has been a champion for manufacturers in Indiana and across the country. Pat is unwavering in his support of public policy to grow the economy and enable manufacturers to be more globally competitive. 

As the former chair of the NAM’s State Associations Group and as a member of our Board of Directors, Pat lent his considerable talents to strengthening the NAM and put us on a trajectory of success. On a personal note, Pat was instrumental in helping me to transition effectively into my current role, and I am forever grateful for his wise counsel and trusted friendship. If Pat approaches this next chapter with even half of the gusto that he has in his many years as a leader of the IMA and as a public servant in the Indiana House of Representatives, he and his wonderful partner in life Mary will have many fun and exciting years ahead.”

The IMA is an active member of the NAM’s State Associations Group.


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 $2.08 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for two-thirds 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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