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NAM Board Names New Leadership

The NAM Board of Directors has announced its new chair and vice chair: Johnson & Johnson Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Operations and Risk Officer Kathy Wengel and Rockwell Automation Chairman and CEO Blake Moret, respectively.

The details: Wengel also serves on the board of directors of the Manufacturing Institute, the NAM’s 501(c)3 workforce development and education affiliate.

  • Wengel has played a critical role in bringing more women into manufacturing through the MI’s Women MAKE America Initiative. She chaired the MI’s ninth annual Women MAKE Awards (then the STEP Ahead Awards) in 2021.
  • Moret has worked closely with Creators Wanted, the industry’s largest campaign to build the workforce of tomorrow, and is a past chair of the MI.

Important appointments: “Building on the solid foundation left by Immediate Past Chair Jim Fitterling, chair and CEO of Dow, the NAM enters 2024 with continued successful results for our members, strong financial growth and forward momentum with Kathy as chair and Blake as vice chair,” NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons said.

  • “Their companies are at the forefront of modern manufacturing, representing the future of what our industry can accomplish. Over the past often turbulent and unpredictable years, they both have used their platforms to champion our industry and help secure landmark legislation.”
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