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Emerson’s Krishnan Named to Manufacturers Association Board of Directors

Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Manufacturers announced that Ram Krishnan, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Emerson, has been named to the NAM Board of Directors. Krishnan will join the NAM Board to help the manufacturing industry remain competitive and advance the association’s key initiatives.

As COO of industrial software and technology company Emerson, Krishnan leads global supply chain and international operations, mergers and acquisitions and information technology for the global Fortune 200 company. Krishnan brings deep operational knowledge and decades of leadership experience to his board role with the NAM, which provides resources to the nation’s manufacturers, through its news and insights channels and partnerships with the Manufacturing Leadership Council, The Manufacturing Institute and the Innovation Research Interchange.

Krishnan and Emerson support the world’s most essential industries, including power, life sciences, food and beverage, home comfort and discrete manufacturing, as they optimize operations to drive greater productivity and reach vital sustainability goals.

“Emerson and the NAM share an abiding respect for manufacturing as an innovative, technology-forward career path,” Krishnan said. “I am honored to be a part of the NAM Board and to advance vital conversations about the continued strength of manufacturing and accelerate growth of this dynamic industry that employs more than 12.8 million men and women nationwide.”

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. The NAM and its members are at the forefront of every important policy debate, focusing on solutions to help the industry compete in the global economy and to help the country address challenges ranging from supply disruptions and inflation to the workforce crisis and energy security. 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.

“Ram is a recognized leader in our industry, and the NAM will be stronger thanks to his service on our Board of Directors,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “Ram will be a trusted adviser who guides our efforts to overcome current economic challenges and to lay the foundation for long-term growth, allowing the industry to innovate and improve the quality of life for everyone. Ram’s proven operational leadership will be an asset as we work with lawmakers to strengthen supply chains, expand trading opportunities, grow the manufacturing workforce, reform our immigration system, advance energy security, defend tax reform, ensure a smart regulatory system and more. I look forward to working together to advocate for the men and women of our industry and advance the values that have made America exceptional and our industry strong—free enterprise, competitiveness, individual liberty and equal opportunity.”


Emerson (NYSE: EMR), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global technology and software company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial and residential markets. A leader in industrial automation, Emerson helps process, hybrid and discrete manufacturers optimize operations, protect personnel, reduce emissions and achieve their sustainability goals through its Automation Solutions and AspenTech businesses. Emerson’s Commercial & Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency and create sustainable infrastructure. For more information, visit


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 12.8 million men and women, contributes $2.77 trillion to the U.S. economy annually and accounts for 58% 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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