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Blue Yonder’s Kevin Iaquinto Named to Manufacturers Association Board of Directors

Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) announced that Kevin Iaquinto, chief marketing officer at Blue Yonder, has been named to the NAM Board of Directors. Iaquinto will join the NAM Board to bolster the association’s leadership in policy advocacy, workforce solutions, legal action, operational excellence and news and insights. He will help the industry advance an agenda that promotes growth and prosperity for all Americans.

A leading digital supply chain platform provider, Blue Yonder is committed to helping manufacturers address growing complexity and achieve supply chain digitalization in turn differentiating their business through visibility, speed, and automation. Blue Yonder offers a variety of solutions that allow manufacturers to operate their business at peak performance with a reduced total cost of ownership, increased speed and agility, and a faster path to innovation. As part of its COVID-19 efforts, Blue Yonder helped its customers minimize the impact on their global supply chains and ensured critical supplies got to the people that need them the most.

“I am honored to join the distinguished Board of Directors for NAM, the preeminent advocate organization for manufacturers across the U.S. More than half of Blue Yonder’s 3,000 global customers are manufacturers, and we look forward to partnering with the NAM to deliver innovative supply chain solutions that provide their members the resilience, control and agility they need to manage disruptions no matter what the future holds,” said Iaquinto. “Over its illustrious 125-year history and throughout this most recent pandemic, the NAM has proven to be an invaluable champion and resource for manufacturers, and I look forward to working with this esteemed group to move manufacturers forward in the years to come.”

The NAM and its members are at the forefront of every important policy debate for manufacturers and have led the nation’s response to COVID-19. The NAM has worked with member companies to mobilize personal protective equipment and other key resources. Manufacturers have come to the aid of the nation and continue operating safely to find cures and treatments, keeping us connected and supply food and other essential products. 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 efforts.

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. Nearly ninety 90% of the NAM’s members are small- and medium-sized businesses. The organization has become a “one-stop shop” for manufacturers, telling the story of manufacturing and equipping manufacturers with invaluable resources through its news and insights channels and partnerships with the Manufacturing Leadership Council and Manufacturing Institute.

Board members play a key role in the NAM’s “Creators Wanted” campaign, a member-driven initiative to inspire and drive more Americans to pursue careers in modern manufacturing. The campaign, which supports Manufacturing Institute programs for students, women, veterans and underrepresented communities and is punctuated by a mobile tour, seeks to cut the skills gap by 600,000 workers by 2025 and increase the number of students enrolling in technical schools, vocational schools and apprenticeships, as well as the number of parents who would encourage their children to pursue a career in modern manufacturing.

“Blue Yonder is a recognized leader helping manufacturers digitally transform their supply chains to meet the challenges of tomorrow, so the NAM will be stronger thanks to Kevin’s service on our Board of Directors,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “Throughout this pandemic, as in so many crises throughout our history, manufacturers have been part of the solution. As our country moves from the response phase, to recovery and ultimately long-term American renewal, manufacturers will continue to play a pivotal role in our communities. The NAM’s mission is to ensure we keep moving forward, and Kevin will bring invaluable insights as we work to drive even more manufacturing growth in America, advocate for the men and women of our industry and advance our values of free enterprise, competitiveness, individual liberty and equal opportunity.”

 About Blue Yonder

Blue Yonder is the world’s leading, end-to-end, digital supply chain platform provider, enabling companies to better predict, optimize and fulfill customer demand. Blue Yonder empowers companies to dynamically improve business planning and execution to drive more autonomous, profitable business outcomes and reimagined customer experiences. With Blue Yonder, you can Fulfill your Potential.TM Visit

“Blue Yonder” is a trademark or registered trademark of Blue Yonder Group, Inc. Any trade, product or service name referenced in this document using the name “Blue Yonder” is a trademark and/or property of Blue Yonder Group, Inc.


The National Association of Manufacturers 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 12.1 million men and women, contributes $2.37 trillion to the U.S. economy annually and has the largest economic multiplier of any major sector and accounts for 63% 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 NAM or to follow us on Twitter and Facebook, please visit

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