Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) announced today that Martin Weissburg, chairman of Volvo Group North America and president of Mack Trucks, has been named to the NAM Board of Directors.
“It’s an honor to be named to the NAM Board and to help the organization continue to advocate for policies that will ensure our ongoing growth and success as manufacturers,” Weissburg said. “More than 12 million people work in manufacturing, and I look forward to supporting them and the vital work they do by serving on the NAM Board.”
Founded in 1895, the NAM, guided by its Board of Directors, is the largest industrial trade association in the U.S., with more than 14,000 members. It serves as 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 90 percent 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 manufacturers and equipping them with invaluable resources through news and insights channels and partnerships with the Manufacturing Leadership Council and Manufacturing Institute.
The NAM and its members are at the forefront of policy debates 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.
Board members also 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.
“Martin Weissburg commands respect as 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. “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 Martin 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.”
-The Volvo Group-
The Volvo Group drives prosperity through transport solutions, offering trucks, buses, construction equipment, power solutions for marine and industrial applications, financing and services that increase customer uptime and productivity. Founded in 1927, the Volvo Group is committed to shaping the future landscape of sustainable transport and infrastructure solutions. The Volvo Group is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, employs nearly 100,000 people and serves customers in more than 190 markets. Volvo Group North America, with headquarters in Greeensboro, NC, employs 11,500 people in the United States and operates 11 manufacturing facilities in seven states. In 2019, the Volvo Group’s global net sales amounted to about $45.7 billion. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, please visit www.volvogroup.com.
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 12.23 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 www.nam.org