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With the plastics industry ranked as the third-largest manufacturing industry in the United States, it’s only right that the industry be represented on The Manufacturing Council, the principal private sector advisory committee to the Secretary of Commerce on the United States manufacturing sector.

Clare Goldsberry

March 22, 2013

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Plastics industry represented on U.S. Manufacturing Council

With the plastics industry ranked as the third-largest manufacturing industry in the United States, it’s only right that the industry be represented on The Manufacturing Council, the principal private sector advisory committee to the Secretary of Commerce on the United States manufacturing sector.
   
Steve Braig, president & CEO of Trexel Inc., has been appointed as one of 26 business leaders to the 2013 Manufacturing Council. The Council, established in 2004 and directed by the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, helps ensure there is regular communication between the U.S. government and the manufacturing sector.

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Steve Braig, president & CEO, Trexel Inc.

Braig, who also currently serves the plastics industry as an Executive Board member of the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI), was nominated as a candidate to serve on the Council in November, 2012 and his appointment was announced on March 14 by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank.
   
“I am honored to have been selected to serve on the council,” said Braig in a prepared statement. “I will have an opportunity to represent the interests of the plastics industry on the council and speak to the issues that are important to our industry, including workforce development, access to cheap energy and free trade agreements, among others.”

Trexel Inc. is headquartered in Wilmington, MA and has led the development of the MuCell microcellular foaming technology, and has pioneered many plastic processing solutions.

Steve Braig was born in Switzerland, where he earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from a Swiss technical institute. After to moving to the U.S. in 1989, he continued his education with postgraduate study in marketing at the Harvard Business School. Braig was appointed as President & CEO of Trexel on April 1, 2010. Prior to joining Texel, he served as CEO of Engel North America.

About the Author(s)

Clare Goldsberry

Until she retired in September 2021, Clare Goldsberry reported on the plastics industry for more than 30 years. In addition to the 10,000+ articles she has written, by her own estimation, she is the author of several books, including The Business of Injection Molding: How to succeed as a custom molder and Purchasing Injection Molds: A buyers guide. Goldsberry is a member of the Plastics Pioneers Association. She reflected on her long career in "Time to Say Good-Bye."

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