WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 22, 2010) – PMC Group, a privately held global chemicals manufacturer, announced today that President Debtosh Chakrabarti testified before the House Committee on Science and Technology on the future of U.S. manufacturing and the role that chemicals based on renewable sources can play in the sustainability of the manufacturing industry. The March 17, 2010 hearings were called by Committee Chairman Bart Gordon (D-TN) to hear testimony from industry leaders regarding the opportunities and challenges facing U.S. manufacturers, views on the future and the role that the Federal Government can play in fostering innovation and competitiveness. Also testifying were key private sector leaders in manufacturing including Dr. Susan Smyth, Director of GM’s Manufacturing Systems Research, GM R&D, and Chief Scientist for Manufacturing; Dr. Len Sauers, Vice President of Global Sustainability at Procter & Gamble; Dr. Mark Tuominen, Director of the National Nanomanufacturing Network; and Mr. Wayne Crews, Vice President for Policy and Director of Technology Studies for Competitive Enterprise Institute.
“It was encouraging today to see the bi-partisan efforts amongst members of Congress to address the challenges facing U.S. manufacturers,” said Debtosh Chakrabarti. “Renewable chemicals represent a viable and sustainable pathway to increase high-paying jobs and reduce our nation’s dependence on foreign oil. Their importance should be elevated in the nation’s agenda to a position similar to biofuels.”
A video of Mr. Chakrabarti’s opening statement is available at PMC Group’s website at www.pmc-group.com.