NPGA leader to serve on Council of Manufacturing Associations board

January 22, 2024 By    
Photo of Steve Kaminski by LP Gas staff

Steve Kaminski, president and CEO of the National Propane Gas Association. (Photo by LP Gas staff)

Steve Kaminski, president and CEO of the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA), joined the board of the Council of Manufacturing Associations (CMA).

According to NPGA, the group has been an important resource for the propane association, and Kaminski’s appointment on Jan. 9 should only increase its effectiveness.

“I am honored and thrilled to be named to serve on the Council of Manufacturing Associations’ board of advisers,” he shares on LinkedIn.

CMA is a group of more than 260 national associations representing all manufacturing sectors, including energy and energy products, under the umbrella of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).

In addition to Kaminski, Kelly Mariotti, president and CEO of the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, and Ellen Thorp, executive director of the EPDM Roofing Association, joined the CMA board.

The NAM announced new leadership for its CMA at the CMA 2024 Winter Leadership Conference. Jennifer Abril, president and CEO of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA), will serve as chair, and Alison Bodor, president and CEO of the American Frozen Food Institute, will serve as vice chair.

“The CMA’s mission is to demonstrate the vital importance of manufacturing to the American economy,” Abril says. “In collaboration with the NAM, the CMA’s member associations will advocate for job creation, investment and innovation in American manufacturing. The strength and weight of the CMA’s voice is unparalleled, and I am honored to serve as the champion for our collective industries’ resilience and growth.”

According to the associations, the CMA creates powerful partnerships across industries, working with the NAM to unite the manufacturing association community, and ultimately the broader business community, around strategies for increased manufacturing job creation, investment and innovation in America.

Abril has led SOCMA since 2016. Prior to that, she served as the president of the International Fragrance Association, North America and held leadership positions at the American Chemistry Council. She previously served as CMA vice chair.

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