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Mac Arthur Corporation CEO Appointed to U.S. Department of Commerce Manufacturing Council Grand Blanc, MI – Mac Arthur Corporation, a leading international supplier of industrial and automotive labels and die-cut components, today announced that U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank appointed Mac Arthur Corporation CEO, Christie Wong Barrett (Wong), to the 2013 U.S. Department of Commerce Manufacturing Council.  The council was created in 2004 to act as a private sector advisory committee to the Secretary of Commerce on the U.S. manufacturing industry.

“This is an exciting time to work toward renewing and sustaining U.S. manufacturing. It will require insight from diverse perspectives representing a breadth of industry sectors, organization sizes, and stages of maturity.” Said Wong.

Through this appointment Wong joins other top executives and leaders from U.S. manufacturing companies for a two year term advising the Secretary of Commerce on government policies and programs that affect U.S. manufacturing and provides a forum for proposing solutions to industry-related problems. The Council also works to ensure that the United States remains the preeminent destination for investment in manufacturing. “Keeping our manufacturing sector strong is critical to job growth in the United States,” said U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank. “The Department of Commerce is focused on supporting U.S. manufacturers as they build things here, so they can sell them everywhere. The Council has an important role to play in shaping the direction of our nation’s manufacturing strategy and supporting American businesses and workers.”

As CEO of Mac Arthur Corporation, a certified MBE, WBE, and WOSB industrial manufacturer of labels and die cut components, Wong has experienced the challenges of operating and growing a business amid the challenges of the economic downturn, market globalization, and the decline in Michigan-based manufacturing.  With her direct experience both operating a manufacturing business and consulting to large multinational manufacturing companies, Wong is uniquely qualified to serve on the council.

“I am excited and honored to represent Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises and Small Businesses to provide input on manufacturing competitiveness and innovation in the U.S.”  Said Wong.

For the U.S. Department of Commerce press release, please visit: http://trade.gov/manufacturingcouncil/

 

About The Manufacturing Council: The Manufacturing Council serves as the principal private sector advisory committee to the Secretary of Commerce on the United States manufacturing sector and is responsible for ensuring regular communication between the federal government and the manufacturing sector, advising the Secretary of Commerce on government policies and programs that affect United States manufacturing and provide a forum for discussing and proposing solutions to industry-related problems and to ensure that the United States remains the preeminent destination for investment in manufacturing throughout the world.  http://trade.gov/manufacturingcouncil/

Mac Arthur Corporation CEO Appointed to U.S. Department of Commerce Manufacturing Council

Grand Blanc, MI – Mac Arthur Corporation, a leading international supplier of industrial and automotive labels and die-cut components, today announced that U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank appointed Mac Arthur Corporation CEO, Christie Wong Barrett (Wong), to the 2013 U.S. Department of Commerce Manufacturing Council.  The council was created in 2004 to act as a private sector advisory committee to the Secretary of Commerce on the U.S. manufacturing industry. “This is an exciting time to work toward renewing and sustaining U.S. manufacturing. It will require insight from diverse perspectives representing a breadth of industry sectors, organization sizes, and stages of maturity.” Said Wong. Through this appointment Wong joins other top executives and leaders from U.S. manufacturing companies for a two year term advising the Secretary of Commerce on government policies and programs that affect U.S. manufacturing and provides a forum for proposing solutions to industry-related problems. The Council also works to ensure that the United States remains the preeminent destination for investment in manufacturing. “Keeping our manufacturing sector strong is critical to job growth in the United States,” said U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank. “The Department of Commerce is focused on supporting U.S. manufacturers as they build things here, so they can sell them everywhere. The Council has an important role to play in shaping the direction of our nation’s manufacturing strategy and supporting American businesses and workers.” As CEO of Mac Arthur Corporation, a certified MBE, WBE, and WOSB manufacturer, Wong has experienced the challenges of operating and growing a business amidst the challenges of the economic downturn, market globalization, and the decline in Michigan-based manufacturing.  With her direct experience both operating a manufacturing business and consulting to large multinational manufacturing companies, Wong is uniquely qualified to serve on the council. “I am excited and honored to represent Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises and Small Businesses to provide input on manufacturing competitiveness and innovation in the U.S.”  Said Wong. For the U.S. Department of Commerce press release, please visit: http://trade.gov/manufacturingcouncil/ About Christie Wong Barrett: Ms. Wong currently serves as CEO for Mac Arthur Corporation, a mid-sized manufacturing company. Previously she has served as a senior manager of operations at global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, an economic business consultant at Charles River Associates, and an engineer at Raytheon Company.  She has an undergraduate degree in engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Ms. Wong’s business experience spans the gamut of strategy, operations, globalization, and organizational performance.  She has worked in over 20 countries on complex business issues. About Mac Arthur Corporation: Mac Arthur Corporation is a Michigan headquartered global supplier of labels, tags and die-cut components to the automotive, electronics, industrial, medical and consumer goods markets serving customers in more than 20 countries from offices in the U.S., Mexico and Poland. With more than 40 years of experience, MacArthur Corporation creates solutions for the most demanding label and die-cut applications.  The company is a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE), and a certified Women Owned Small Business (WOSB).  For more information please call (+1) 810-606-1777 or visit www.MacArthurCorp.com. About The Manufacturing Council: The Manufacturing Council serves as the principal private sector advisory committee to the Secretary of Commerce on the United States manufacturing sector and is responsible for ensuring regular communication between the federal government and the manufacturing sector, advising the Secretary of Commerce on government policies and programs that affect United States manufacturing and provide a forum for discussing and proposing solutions to industry-related problems and to ensure that the United States remains the preeminent destination for investment in manufacturing throughout the world.  http://trade.gov/manufacturingcouncil/