SMA’s Bell to Chair NAM’s Council of Manufacturing Associations

Written by Tim Triplett

Philip Bell, president of the Steel Manufacturers Association, has been selected as chairman of the National Association of Manufacturers’ Council of Manufacturing Associations for 2022.

Philip BellMade up of 260 industry-specific manufacturing associations representing 130,000 companies worldwide, the CMA creates powerful partnerships across the industry and ensures manufacturers have the strongest possible voice, NAM said.

“Steelmakers and manufacturers are a force for good in the world. We support innovation, efficiency and sustainability. We help our employees build their lives, our customers build their businesses and the communities where we operate build their futures,” said Bell. “During this very dynamic time in our country, I am honored to articulate the important role manufacturing plays in America’s economic success and national security.”

CMA members work with NAM to unite the manufacturing association community, and ultimately the broader business community, around strategies for increased manufacturing job creation, investment and innovation in America. “Americans are counting on manufacturers to lead our economic recovery, deliver promising career opportunities and solve our global health crises, and the collaboration made possible through the CMA empowers our entire industry to rise to the challenge,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. 

Bell is a 25-year industry veteran. Prior to leading the SMA, he served as director of external communications and public affairs for Gerdau Long Steel North America in Tampa, Fla.

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