Congratulations to William G. “Woody” Sutton, who was confirmed unanimously Friday to be the new Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Manufacturing and Services. The post is an important one for manufacturers, providing both a liaison and an advocate in the Executive Branch responsive to manufacturing issues. Sutton comes to the Administration job after five years as president of the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute; he’s a retired Navy rear admiral with a background in engineering and architecture. (The NAM issued a laudatory news release upon his nomination, as did Commerce Secretary Gutierrez.)
We’re glad Sutton will be on board in time for the National Summit on American Competitiveness on September 18.
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