The Association For Manufacturing Technology applauds President Obama's creation of a new post overseeing manufacturing policy. Ron Bloom was named Special Assistant to the President for Manufacturing Policy within the White House's National Economic Council. Bloom has been the administration's auto czar since 2009 and has overseen the auto industry restructuring.
AMT's President Douglas K. Woods is optimistic that the move is a step in the right direction toward establishing a national manufacturing strategy.
AMT's Manufacturing Mandate calls for a consistent, cohesive approach to managing the government's manufacturing initiatives. The Mandate recommends establishing a central manufacturing policy structure within the Executive Branch to develop policy, focus research and coordinate implementation of programs.
The full Manufacturing Mandate: Unleashing a Dynamic Innovation Economy is available at www.AMTonline.org.