Washington D.C.- National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons released the statement on the retirement of longtime American Bakers Association President and CEO Robb MacKie.
“Making in America today is stronger because of the exemplary leadership of Robb MacKie. For nearly two decades, I have known Robb as a true friend and source of wise counsel. Over the years, I have learned from him and regularly inspires me with his passion for manufacturing.He chaired NAM’s Council of Manufacturing Associations for an incredibly important time – as our industry navigated and responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, social unrest and to threats to our democracy. He poured his heart and energy into our cause, as he always has at the ABA, and he strengthened the association’s community through his years of leadership and advocacy. Throughout his nonprofit career, Robb has demonstrated an unwavering dedication to the principles that have made America great – free enterprise, competitiveness, individual freedom and equal opportunity – and has always worked for ur upholding these values throughout his tenure at the ABA and service to the CMA. .
“The professional association community will miss working closely with Robb. We are losing an important voice as he steps down. NAM and his many friends and colleagues at CMA are fortunate to have benefited from his vision. , support and leadership, and it is with a sense of deep gratitude that we wish him and his family the very best.
The National Association of Manufacturers is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in all industry sectors and in all 50 states. The manufacturing industry employs more than 12.7 million men and women, contributes $2.71 trillion annually to the US economy, and accounts for 58% of private sector research and development. NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the primary advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States. For more information about NAM or to follow us on Twitter and Facebook, please visit www.nam.org.