ACI CEO Appointed Vice Chair of Council of Manufacturing Associations


Melissa Hockstad, President and CEO of the American Cleaning Institute (ACI), will become vice chair of the National Association of Manufacturers‘ (NAM) Council of Manufacturers Associations (CMA).

Comprised of 260 industry-specific manufacturing associations representing 130,000 companies worldwide, the CMA creates strong partnerships across the industry and ensures manufacturers have the widest possible voice.

Hockstad’s leadership position was announced during the CMA 2022 Winter Leadership Conference. She will serve alongside Phil Bell, President of the Steel Manufacturers Association, who will serve as Chair of the CMA.

“Americans rely on manufacturers to lead our economic recovery, provide promising career opportunities and solve our global health crises, and the collaboration made possible by the CMA empowers our entire industry to rise to the challenge,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “Phil and Melissa are trusted and seasoned leaders who will continue to nurture the collaborative, collaborative spirit that has made CMA such a significant organization for our industry and country. I look forward to working with them to advance policies and plans that uphold the values ​​that have made America exceptional and keep manufacturing strong: free enterprise, competitiveness, individual liberty, and equal opportunity.”

“The cleaning products supply chain that ACI represents has proven more important than ever during the pandemic,” says Hockstad. “I’m proud to amplify the voice of cleaning product manufacturers and chemical manufacturers through my involvement with the Council of Manufacturing Associations and look forward to addressing issues and policies that will ultimately improve their ability to formulate, innovate and compete in today’s marketplace be able.”

The CMA’s mission is focused on supporting nationwide grassroots industry mobilization efforts and improving manufacturing competitiveness in the United States. CMA members work with NAM to unite the manufacturing association community, and ultimately the broader business community, around strategies for creating more manufacturing jobs, investment and innovation in America.

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