John Spovieri, editor in chief of our sister magazine, Assembly, recently had the opportunity to meet with Jack McDougle of the Council on Competitiveness, and keynote speaker at the upcoming Tech Manufacturer Expo, about the current state of U.S. manufacturing, and how it might get back on track.
Listen to or download the podcast at http://www.assemblymag.com/media/podcasts/2710.
About the Keynote Address:
MAKE: An American Manufacturing Movement
Americans are makers—a nation of tinkerers, inventors, craftsmen and entrepreneurs. The need for a robust manufacturing sector stems not from a nostalgic yearning for the past, but a clear-eyed determination to forge a dynamic future for Americans through a new era of production excellence. Manufacturing remains a driver of innovation and job creation, even as automation and technology make manufacturing more efficient. The United States must implement sound policies to grown the manufacturing sector.
About the Keynote Speaker:
Jack McDougle is a senior vice president at the Council on Competitiveness. In this role, he works directly on the U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness Initiative. Formerly deputy undersecretary for economic affairs, Economic and Statistics Administration, McDougle led the analysis of U.S. manufacturing in the global marketplace for the International Trade Administration. He was the first deputy assistant secretary for manufacturing and services. McDougle brings a wealth of information and ideas in this arena to the Council.