Iowa’s Mary Andriga to Chair National Association of Manufacturers

By October 12, 2010General

The Des Moines Register notes last week’s news from the National Association of Manufacturers, “Vermeer chief Mary Andringa named to lead manufacturers”:

Vermeer Corp. chief Mary Vermeer Andringa is the first woman and the third Iowan to be elected to chair of the National Association of Manufacturers.

The association’s board of directors selected her last week for a two-year term that begins Jan. 1.

Andringa, 60, is completing a two-year term as association vice chairwoman. She will be replaced by Caterpillar chief Douglas R. Oberhelman when she takes over as chairwoman in January.

The top leadership position at the nation’s largest manufacturers association typically goes to the head of a large corporation. Andringa is the third executive from a small or medium-sized manufacturing company to lead the association, the group said.

Other Iowans who have led the group were Daniel Krumm of Maytag Corp. in 1980 and Richard Kautz of Grain Processing Corp. of Muscatine in 1976.

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