Manufacturers Named to Council on Jobs and Competitiveness

By February 24, 2011Economy

The White House has announced the names of the members of the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, which meets for the first time this afternoon.

The 23 members include nine current manufacturing executives or people who have led manufacturing operations so that’s good. President Obama earlier appointed Jeff Immelt, head of General Election, to chair the advisory group.

The full list of members is here.

The manufacturers:

  • Lewis “Lew” Hay, III is chairman and chief executive officer of NextEra Energy, Inc., one of the nation’s leading electricity-related services companies and the largest renewable energy generator in North America
  • Ellen Kullman is chair of the board and chief executive officer of DuPont. Prior to becoming chief executive officer in 2009, she served as executive vice president and a member of the company’s office of the chief executive.
  • A.G. Lafley is the former Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Procter & Gamble. He currently serves as Special Partner at Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and as a Director of the General Electric Company
  • Darlene Miller is the owner and CEO of Permac Industries, a Minnesota machining company custom manufacturing precision parts for customers worldwide.
  • Paul S. Otellini is President and Chief Executive Officer of Intel Corporation. Mr. Otellini previously had served as Intel’s president and chief operating officer, positions he held since 2002, the same year he was elected to Intel’s board of directors.
  • Antonio Perez is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kodak. Since joining the company in 2003, Mr. Perez has led the worldwide transformation of Kodak from a business based on film to one based primarily on digital technologies.
  • Brian L. Roberts is Chairman and CEO of Comcast Corporation and Chairman of the Board of Directors of NBCUniversal.
  • Matt Rose is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Corporation.

The one small-business representative on the panel is Darlene Miller of Permac Industries.

UPDATE (11:05 a.m.): The Washington Post reports, “The president will assemble a motley crew of business executives and others Thursday to solicit ideas on the economy at the White House.” Post must have meant “motley” as in the sense of diverse, not harlequin-like.

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