Alan Young Invited to The White House for Manufacturing Industry Briefing

EO Nashville’s very own Alan Young [Armor Concepts] met with senior White House officials last week as part of a briefing on the state of the manufacturing industry. Representatives of 37 companies from across the country were invited to the White House to share their experiences in the industry and offer insight on how the current administration can help create manufacturing jobs.

Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker outlined the Department of Commerce’s initiatives to enhance the global competitiveness of American manufacturing, and panel discussions led by industry leaders focused on preparing workers for high-skilled jobs and opportunities for entrepreneurship and innovation. During the discussion, Alan and other business leaders considered ways in which the government can be most effective in helping manufacturers.

Congratulations Alan!


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Senior White House officials participating in the briefing included:

  • Penny Pritzker, Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Dr. Mark Doms, Undersecretary of Economic Affairs, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Jason Miller, Special Assistant to the President for Manufacturing Policy, the White House
  • Mike Molnar, Director, National Institute of Standards & Technology Program Office
  • Tom Kalil, Deputy Director for Technology & Innovation, Office of Science & Technology Policy, the White House
  • Eric Seleznow, Acting Assistant Secretary of Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Kate McAdams, Senior Advisor to the Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Gary Yakimov, Manager of Policy Research, Manufacturing Extension Partnership, National Institute of Standards & Technology
  • Sam Brown, Director, White House Business Council

white house 3The other business leaders who joined Alan at the White House included:




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