Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) announced that Karl G. Glassman, president and CEO of Leggett & Platt, Inc., has been named to the Executive Committee of the NAM Board of Directors. As an NAM Executive Committee board member, Glassman will work to advance a manufacturing policy agenda that promotes growth and prosperity for all Americans.
The NAM is the largest industrial trade association in the United States and the nation’s leading advocate for manufacturing. The NAM’s 14,000 members include some of the world’s most iconic brands, and more than 90 percent of its members are small and medium-sized businesses. The Executive Committee of the NAM Board, which comprises leaders representing companies of all sizes in every industrial sector, is the driving force behind the NAM’s advocacy efforts on issues affecting manufacturers.
I am honored to be a part of the NAM Executive Committee and continue to fight for policies that will ensure our continued growth and success as manufacturers. Policymakers need to understand how their policies affect the more than 12 million men and women employed in manufacturing, said Glassman. I look forward to sharing my story and the stories of all manufacturers who are keeping our promise to deliver for our people and our communities following historic tax reform and significant regulatory relief.
Karl commands respect as a recognized leader in our industry, and the NAM will be stronger thanks to his service on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors, said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. Across America, manufacturers are keeping our promise to deliver for our people and communities following tax reform and regulatory relief from Washington. The NAM’s mission is to ensure we keep moving forward—by expanding trade, investing in infrastructure, reforming our immigration system, responding to the workforce crisis and so much more. Karl will bring invaluable insights as we work to drive even more manufacturing growth in America and be an advocate for the more than 12 million men and women who make things in America.
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 $2.25 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.