The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) announced that Richard (Rick) Haas, president and CEO – Mahindra Automotive North America, has been named to the NAM Board of Directors. As an NAM board member, Haas will work to advance a manufacturing policy agenda that promotes growth and prosperity for all Americans.
The NAM is the largest industrial trade association in the United States and the nation’s leading advocate for manufacturing. The NAM’s 14,000 members include some of the world’s most iconic brands, and more than 90 percent of its members are small and medium-sized businesses. The NAM Board, which comprises leaders representing companies of all sizes in every industrial sector, is the driving force behind the NAM’s advocacy efforts on issues affecting manufacturers.
“I am honored to be a part of the NAM Board as we advocate and promote policies that will ensure our continued growth and success as manufacturers,” said Haas. “It is critical that our elected officials and key stakeholders in Washington, D.C. understand how current policies and proposed changes to these policies impact the more than 12 million men and women employed in manufacturing here in the United States. I look forward to sharing Mahindra’s story and the stories of all manufacturers who are working tirelessly to keep our promises to our people and to our communities—particularly following the historic tax reform and regulatory relief we’ve seen over the past two years.”