Goodyear’s McClellan named to Manufacturers Association board
WASHINGTON, March 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has announced that Steve McClellan of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) has been appointed to the NAM Board of Directors. McClellan will join the NAM Board of Directors to strengthen the association’s leadership in policy advocacy, workforce solutions, legal action, operational excellence, news and information. It will help industry advance an agenda that promotes opportunity and prosperity for all Americans.
Founded in 1895, NAM, guided by its Board of Directors, is the largest industry trade association in United States, with more than 14,000 members. NAM is the nation’s most influential manufacturing advocate, and its members include some of the world’s most iconic brands and many of the smaller manufacturers that fuel America’s economy. Ninety percent of NAM members are small and medium-sized businesses.
NAM is a one-stop-shop for manufacturers, telling the story of the industry and equipping manufacturers with invaluable resources through news and information channels and partnerships with the Manufacturing Leadership Council, the Manufacturing Institute and the Innovation Research Interchange.
NAM and its members are at the forefront of every policy debate important to manufacturers and have led the nation’s response to COVID-19. Manufacturers are also leading by example with campaigns encouraging Americans to get vaccinated. The leadership of NAM’s Board of Directors, which includes executives representing companies of all sizes across all industry sectors, is the driving force behind NAM’s efforts.
“It is a privilege to serve on the National Manufacturers Association Board of Directors and to represent the more than 12 million highly dedicated people employed in manufacturing,” McClellan said. “Manufacturing has long been a key driver of the U.S. economy, and I look forward to continuing to support the growth and success of this vital industry.”
Board members play a key role in NAM and MI’s “Creators Wanted” campaign, a member-led initiative to inspire, educate and empower more Americans to pursue careers in modern manufacturing – and change perceptions about careers in the industry. The campaign, which supports MI programs for students, women, veterans and other underrepresented communities and offers a one-of-a-kind mobile experience and tour, aims to close the skills gap by 600,000 workers by 2025 and to increase the number of students enrolling in technical schools, vocational schools and apprenticeships by 25%, as well as the number of parents who would encourage their children to pursue careers in industry modern at 50% against 27%.
“Steve is a recognized leader in our industry, and NAM will be stronger through his service on our Board of Directors,” said the President and CEO of NAM Jay Timmons. “Manufacturers are the engine of our economic recovery. Now that we have secured historic investments in infrastructure, we are working with lawmakers to ensure they deliver the long-term policy work on issues such as health reform. immigration, expanding trade, improving the supply chain and developing the workforce. We also continue to champion the progress we have made on tax reform and regulatory certainty. to ensure we can deliver on our promises to invest in our people and communities. NAM’s mission is to ensure that we always keep moving forward, and Steve will bring invaluable insights as we stand up for people and communities. women in our industry and advance the values that have made America great and our industry strong – free enterprise, competitiveness, freedom individual and equal opportunities.”
-About Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company-
Goodyear is one of the largest tire manufacturers in the world. It employs approximately 72,000 people and manufactures its products in 57 factories in 23 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers of Akron, Ohioand Colmar Berg, Luxemburg, strive to develop industry-leading products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, visit www.goodyear.com/company.
The National Association of Manufacturers is the largest manufacturing association in United States, representing small and large manufacturers in all industry sectors and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12.5 million men and women, contributes $2.57 trillions of dollars to the US economy each year and has the largest economic multiplier of any major industry and represents 58% of private sector research and development. 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 United States. For more information about NAM or to follow us on Twitter and Facebook, please visit www.nam.org.
SOURCE Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company