The Obama administration has appointed Ron Bloom to be the new manufacturing adviser. He was head of the auto bail out task force.
Most interesting is he worked for the United Steelworkers Union, but has our classic Harvard MBA.
Since February, Mr. Bloom has been a senior adviser to Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner. He sits on the president’s automotive industry task force. The White House said Mr. Bloom would continue that position and would expand his role to coordinate the administration’s manufacturing policy with the Commerce, Treasury, Energy and Labor departments.
The White House said Mr. Bloom would work with the National Economic Council to help lead policy development and strategic planning for “the president’s agenda to revitalize the manufacturing sector.”
“Ron has the knowledge and experience necessary to lead the way in creating the good-paying manufacturing jobs of the future,” Mr. Obama said in a statement released Sunday night. He cited the first expansion in the country’s manufacturing sector in 18 months as an early sign of economic recovery and part of his reasoning in naming Mr. Bloom to his new position.
I guess we can get a flavor of what he would do in looking at the GM and Chrysler auto bail outs.
So, Mr. Bloom is the man, now hopefully he will listen to all of the well through out plans that have been not even getting lip service in D.C.