Chicago, Ill. (July 10, 2013) — John Crane President and CEO Duncan Gillis joins the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Board of Directors on behalf of John Crane and parent company Smiths Group plc. The NAM is the nation’s largest industrial trade association, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs nearly 12 million workers, contributes more than $1.6 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, and is the largest driver of economic growth in the nation. Members of the Board provide national and global perspectives on the impact of federal government action on manufacturing growth and contribute leadership and expertise to the NAM’s policy development process.
“Duncan Gillis is a great addition to the NAM’s Board of Directors,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “John Crane employs more than 7,000 employees and Duncan’s leadership with such a highly respected global manufacturer will be a tremendous benefit to the mission of the NAM. I am excited to work with Duncan as we strive to make the United States the best place in the world to manufacture.”
Duncan Gillis said: “It’s an honor to join the NAM Board and take action on behalf of manufacturers to advance policies that help create economic growth. I also look forward to working with Jay Timmons and the CEO’s of the NAM Board. This influential organization is a leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers like John Crane compete globally, while we build prospering communities across our nation by creating jobs and a strong economy.”
Gillis was appointed to the role of President and CEO of John Crane Group, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, in October 2012. John Crane is a world-leading provider of engineered products and services to a global customer base across energy services and other major process industries. Previously, Gillis was President and CEO of Algeco Scotsman Group, and prior held several leadership positions with United Technologies Corporation (UTC), Procter & Gamble, and McKinsey & Company.
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About John Crane
John Crane is a global leader in engineered technology, supplying engineered products and services to energy services customers and other major process industries. The company designs and manufactures a variety of products, including mechanical seals, couplings, bearings, filtration systems and artificial lift equipment. It is part of Smiths Group, a global leader in applying advanced technologies for markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people in more than 50 countries.