ICA CEO Named VP of Council of Manufacturing Associations

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

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

Hockstad’s leadership position was announced at the CMA 2022 Winter Leadership Conference. She will serve with Phil Bell, president of the Steel Manufacturers Association, who will chair 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 through CMA enables our entire industry to rise to the challenge,” said said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “Phil and Melissa are trusted and proven leaders who will continue to cultivate the spirit of collaboration and cooperation that has made CMA such an important organization for our industry and our country. I look forward to working with them to advance policies and plans that uphold the values ​​that have made America great and keep manufacturing strong: free enterprise, competitiveness, individual freedom, and equal opportunity.

“The cleaning product supply chain, which ACI represents, has proven more critical than ever throughout the pandemic,” says Hockstad. “I am proud to strengthen the voice of cleaning product manufacturers and chemical producers through my involvement with the Council of Manufacturing Associations and look forward to tackling the issues and policies that can ultimately improve their ability to formulate, innovate and compete in today’s marketplace.

CMA’s mission is focused on strengthening national industry grassroots engagement efforts and improving the competitiveness of manufacturers in the United States. CMA members work with NAM to unite the manufacturing association community, and ultimately the broader business community, around strategies to increase job creation, investment and innovation in manufacturing in America.

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