RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC — Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Rep. Joe Knollenberg (R-Mich.) are the winners of the first-ever Joseph A. Magliochetti Industry Champion Award, which has been established by MEMA to recognize public officials for outstanding leadership on behalf of the automotive supplier industry.
The first ever presentation of the award, named in honor of the late president and CEO of Dana Corp., will be held at a gala dinner on Wednesday, May 5, during the MEMA Legislative and Public Policy Summit in Washington, D.C.
“Sen. Alexander and Rep. Knollenberg both took early roles in the effort to repeal the Section 201 steel tariffs, which had a devastating effect on the automotive industry,” said Chris Bates, president and CEO of MEMA. “Thanks in part to their extraordinary leadership, the tariffs were repealed. The supplier industry, as well as other steel consumers, owe the two of them significant gratitude for their hard work They are very worthy recipients of this first-ever honor.”
The “MEMA Legislative and Public Policy Summit: Advancing American Manufacturing” will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, May 5-6, in Washington, D.C. Members of MEMA’s three market segment associations – the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) and the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) – will be present to educate legislators and regulators on the diverse automotive suppliers industry.
The Summit will:
* Raise awareness among Washington policymakers of the supplier industry’s many contributions to the nation’s economy;
* Bring members to Washington, D.C. to collectively share their priorities and concerns with members of Congress and the Bush administration;
* Discuss best practices in government affairs for our industry; and
* Provide updates and dialogue on legislative, regulatory and political developments from senior administration officials, members of Congress and other experts.
More information about the Summit is available from Brian Duggan at [email protected] or Margaret Baxter at [email protected]
To learn more about MEMA, go to: www.mema.org.
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