Hillenbrand’s Joe Raver Named to NAM Board of Directors
Washington, D.C., October 20, 2016 – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) announced that Joe Raver, President & CEO of Hillenbrand, has been named to the NAM Board of Directors. Raver will join the NAM Board to advance a robust, pro-growth manufacturing policy agenda.
Founded in 1895, the NAM, guided by its Board of Directors, is the largest industrial trade association in the United States with more than 14,000 members and is the nation’s most influential advocate for manufacturing.
The NAM is at the forefront of every important policy debate for manufacturers. Executives on the NAM Board, which comprises leaders representing companies of all sizes in every industrial sector, are the driving force behind the NAM’s advocacy efforts.
“It is an honor to join the NAM’s board of directors,” Raver said. “Manufacturers perform more than three-quarters of all private-sector research and development in the nation, driving more innovation than any other sector. The industry’s footprint is much larger than merely the value added at the factory loading dock – it’s a fundamental part of our country’s economy. I look forward to working with leaders from across the country to advance a policy agenda that will foster even further growth in the manufacturing industry. NAM continues to be a wonderful advocate for manufacturing, and I’m grateful for their leadership and influence in these efforts.”
“Mr. Raver will be a valuable addition to the NAM Board of Directors and will continue to act as a champion for manufacturing,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “As a leader in business and his community, Mr. Raver has proven time and again that he knows how to affect positive change that is critical to the new era in manufacturing, setting the manufacturing agenda and driving pro-growth policies.”
Hillenbrand is a global diversified industrial company with multiple market-leading brands that serve a wide variety of industries across the globe. We pursue profitable growth and robust cash generation in order to drive increased value for our shareholders. Hillenbrand’s portfolio is composed of two business segments: the Process Equipment Group and Batesville. The Process Equipment Group businesses design, develop, manufacture and service highly engineered industrial equipment around the world. Batesville is a recognized leader in the North American death care industry. Hillenbrand is publicly traded on the NYSE under “HI.”
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12 million men and women, contributes $2.17 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for more than three-quarters of private-sector research and development. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States. For more information about the Manufacturers or to follow us on Shopfloor, Twitter and Facebook, please visit www.nam.org.
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