Correct Craft CEO named to government panel


Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank has named Correct Craft president and CEO Bill Yeargin to the Manufacturing Council.

“I am truly honored to be asked to join the Manufacturing Council and look forward to serving the U.S. Secretary of Commerce,” Yeargin said in a company press release. “My hope is that I will be able to serve constructively and that I will be a valuable source of information and insight to the secretary that will help both U.S. businesses and workers.”

The Manufacturing Council, consisting of 26 private sector industry leaders, is scheduled to meet with the Commerce secretary three times a year and serve as the principal private-sector advisory committee to the secretary in regard to the manufacturing sector.

The council’s mission includes advising the secretary on government policies and programs that affect U.S. manufacturing and providing a forum for discussing and proposing solutions to industry-related problems.

“Keeping our manufacturing sector strong is critical to job growth in the United States,” Blank said in a statement.

“The U.S. economy depends on a strong manufacturing sector,” Mike Laszkiewicz, vice president and general manager of Rockwell Automation, and newly appointed chairman of the council, said in a statement. “I look forward to working with the Department of Commerce and presenting the U.S. government with new suggestions to strengthen American manufacturing and global competitiveness.”