The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) announced Nathan Creech, president of building products, CRH, has been named to the NAM board of directors. Creech will join the NAM board to bolster the association’s leadership in policy advocacy, workforce solutions, legal action, operational excellence and news and insights, according to a press release.

“I am honored to be a part of the NAM board and continue to fight for policies that will ensure our continued growth and success as manufacturers,” said Creech. “Lawmakers need to understand how their policies affect the more than 12 million men and women employed in manufacturing. I look forward to sharing my story and the stories of all manufacturers who are keeping our promise to deliver for our people as manufacturing leads our country out of this pandemic.”

“Nathan is a recognized leader in our industry, and the NAM will be stronger thanks to his service on our board of directors,” said NAM president and CEO Jay Timmons. “Manufacturers are the driving force behind our economic recovery and our fight to defeat COVID-19—with a commitment to getting Americans vaccinated. We are working with lawmakers to ensure they deliver the long-term policy work on issues like infrastructure investment, immigration reform, trade expansion and workforce development. We will also defend the progress we’ve made on tax reform and regulatory certainty to ensure we can keep our promises to invest in our people and communities and build the strongest economy possible. The NAM’s mission is to ensure we always keep moving forward, and Nathan will bring invaluable insights as we advocate for the men and women of our industry and advance the values that have made America exceptional and our industry strong—free enterprise, competitiveness, individual liberty and equal opportunity.”