Jason Speer Appointed to Prestigious U.S. Department of Commerce Manufacturing Council

U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez has appointed Chicago area manufacturer Jason Speer to the U.S. Manufacturing Council, an advisory council which shapes manufacturing policy for the Administration. Speer serves as the Vice President and General Manager of Quality Float Works, Inc., the nation’s premier metal float and assembly manufacturer whose products are used in the gas, oil, plumbing and agriculture industries cheap oakleys located in Schaumburg, Illinois. As a member of the Council, Jason will provide counsel to the Secretary regarding the implementation of the President’s Manufacturing Initiative and other manufacturing related policies.

Speer has also been tapped to Chair the Council’s Sustainable Manufacturing Subcommittee which will focus on a broad range of issues and awareness initiatives to ensure all facets of the manufacturing industry are given the tools to succeed today and in the future. Jason is the sole representative from Illinois and one of the few small business manufacturers to serve on the prestigious 14-member council. His term expires in Spring, 2010.

“I am honored to accept Secretary Gutierrez’s appointment to this prestigious Council,” Speer said. “I look forward to working closely with my fellow Council members and the new http://www.lependart.com administration to ensure the U.S. manufacturing sector continues to thrive and compete in both the domestic and global marketplace for generations to come.”

The Manufacturing Council was established to ensure regular communication between the federal government and manufacturing sector. The Council works directly with the Commerce Department to advocate, coordinate and implement policies that seek to strengthen U.S. manufacturers’ competitiveness worldwide. The newly appointed council consists of 14 private-sector executives who reflect the diversity of industry, size of company and geography. Priorities of the Council include: investment in innovation; improving the climate for investment in the U.S. manufacturing sector; and ensuring the sustainability of the U.S. manufacturing industry in an increasingly competitive global market.