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NEMA applauds Sutton nomination to Commerce.

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Jun 08, 2007 - National Electrical Manufacturers Association welcomes the Bush administration's announcement of the nomination of Admiral William G. Sutton as US Department of Commerce Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing and Services, and urges Congress to confirm nomination with all possible speed. Sutton retired from Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute where he served as president for 5 years following retirement as Rear Admiral in US Navy.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

Original Press Release

NEMA Applauds Sutton Nomination to Commerce

Press release date: May 07, 2007

ROSSLYN, VA, May 9, 2007-The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) welcomes the Bush administration's announcement of the nomination of Admiral William G. Sutton (Ret.) as U.S. Department of Commerce Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing and Services, and urges Congress to confirm the nomination with all possible speed.

"Woody Sutton is an outstanding choice for this critical post, and we're delighted he's been nominated," said NEMA President Evan Gaddis. "He's a passionate supporter of the manufacturing sector and clearly understands how Washington works. We look forward to working with him to maintain American manufacturing competitiveness in the global marketplace."

Sutton retired in February from the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute, where he had served as president for five years following his retirement as a Rear Admiral in the U. S. Navy.

NEMA is the trade association of choice for the electrical manufacturing industry. Founded in 1926 and headquartered near Washington, D.C., its 430 member companies manufacture products used in the generation, transmission and distribution, control, and end-use of electricity. These products are used in utility, medical imaging, industrial, commercial, institutional, and residential applications. Domestic production of electrical products sold worldwide exceeds $120 billion. In addition to its headquarters in Rosslyn, Virginia, NEMA also has offices in Beijing, S£o Paulo, and Mexico City.

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