Herb Grant is the vice president of program execution for The Manufacturing Institute, the workforce development arm of the National Association of Manufacturers. In this capacity, Herb is challenged to help advance the Institute’s mission to address the workforce challenges of the manufacturing industry in the most effective and efficient ways possible. Included in this scope is direct oversight of the MI’s work in the areas of veterans’ programs, including Heroes MAKE America, and youth programs, including MFG Day and Creators Wanted.
Prior to this role, Herb was vice president of operations for the MI, where he worked to improve overall processes and tools used to leverage economies of scale across the organization. Herb joined the NAM in September 2019 following an extensive career in manufacturing, where he worked with GE, Hubbell and, most recently, ABB. His roles at ABB included global, regional, and domestic responsibilities for commercial and general management operations.
At the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Herb also led the Creators Respond effort of the NAM, engaging with more than 26 agencies, departments and branches of the U.S. government to maximize government and manufacturer engagement in response, relief and recovery efforts.
Herb received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Wofford College and a graduate degree from the University of Chicago. He currently lives in Arlington, Virginia.