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GLOBALFOUNDRIES CEO Ajit Manocha Named to President Obama’s Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Steering Committee 2.0

  • By: Communications
  • September 30, 2013
  • Category: Business

Last week, President Obama announced the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Steering Committee ‘2.0,’ part of a continuing effort to maintain U.S. leadership in the emerging technologies that will create high-quality manufacturing jobs and enhance America’s global competitiveness.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES CEO Ajit Manocha is excited to serve on the new Steering Committee comprised of leaders in industry, academia, and labor, committed to building on progress made by the President’s inaugural Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Steering Committee.

The Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Steering Committee 2.0 will function as a working group of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). In addition, it will work closely with the White House’s National Economic Council and Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Department of Commerce, to fully implement the initial Steering Committee’s previous recommendations, scale promising manufacturing workforce innovations and partnerships, and identify new, concrete strategies for securing the Nation’s competitive advantage in transformative early-stage technologies.

In addition, the Advanced Manufacturing Steering Committee 2.0 will engage the broader manufacturing community through regional working sessions and forums designed to surface examples of innovative strategies to build US manufacturing competitiveness.

GF is deeply committed to the development of manufacturing and technology innovation in the U.S. At our Fab 8 campus in New York State, CEO Ajit Manocha has shared his vision for GF and a greater vision for how the U.S. can shape the local, regional and global economy.  Our investment in New York began in 2009 with the construction of Fab 8 and has continued with the addition of approximately two million square feet of development and the creation of more than 2,000 new direct jobs, as well as thousands of in-direct new jobs in the economy.

Manocha has called for innovative approaches to public-private partnerships that will support new advanced manufacturing operations and has pressed that those operations must be part of the nation’s economic strategy. Through the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Steering Committee 2.0, he will continue to promote the importance of manufacturing in the U.S. and advance our global competitiveness in industry.

CEO Ajit Manocha is excited to be expanding our support for the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership and to be serving on its second-generation Steering Committee along with leaders from across manufacturers of all sizes, leading universities, and labor. Chaired by Andrew Liveris, President, Chairman, and CEO of the Dow Chemical Company, and Rafael Reif, President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the new Steering Committee includes:

  • Wes Bush, Chairman, CEO and President, Northrop Grumman Corp.
  • Mary Sue Coleman President, The University of Michigan
  • David Cote, Chairman and CEO, Honeywell
  • Nicholas Dirks, Chancellor, University of California, Berkeley
  • Kenneth Ender, President, Harper College
  • Leo Gerard, International President, United Steelworkers
  • Hon. Shirley Ann Jackson, President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Eric Kelly, President and CEO, Overland Storage
  • Klaus Kleinfeld, Chairman and CEO, Alcoa Inc.
  • Andrew Liveris, President, Chairman, and CEO, The Dow Chemical Company
  • Ajit Manocha, CEO, GF
  • Douglas Oberhelman, Chairman and CEO, Caterpillar Inc.
  • Annette Parker, President, South Central College
  • G.P. “Bud” Peterson, President, Georgia Tech
  • Luis Proenza, President, The University of Akron
  • Rafael Reif, President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Eric Spiegel, President and CEO, Siemens Corp.
  • Mike Splinter, Executive Chairman of the Board, Applied Materials Inc.
  • Christie Wong Barrett, CEO, Mac Arthur Corp.

For more information about the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, please visit: http://www.manufacturing.gov/amp.html

For more information about PCAST, please visit: http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ostp/pcast

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