Manufacture Alabama — the state’s only trade association dedicated exclusively to the competitive, legislative, regulatory and operational interests and needs of manufacturers and their partner industries and businesses —on Tuesday announced the addition of Jason Crager to the Board of Directors effective immediately.
Crager, who serves as the Director, Lockheed Martin Pike County Operations, has more than 20 years of experience in various roles within Manufacturing Operations and Product Management at Lockheed Martin.
“We are extremely pleased to have Jason come on in a leadership role,” said Manufacture Alabama President George Clark. “Just as Alabama’s manufacturing sector evolves, so does Alabama’s manufacturing trade association. Jason brings with him a certain insight into the aerospace and defense segments of Alabama’s manufacturing base that will be of great value to the association.”
The Texas native started his career as a Production Technician at Loral Vought in Lufkin, Texas while completing his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Business Communication and Legal Studies from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas.
“I’m honored to be part of a great group of leaders in raising the profile of Alabama manufacturing,” said Crager. “This state is well-recognized for its place in the industry thanks to Manufacture Alabama, and in this role I intend to add to those efforts to continue strengthening Alabama’s economy and workforce.
In addition to Crager, Manufacture Alabama’s Board of Directors includes:
- Chairman David Carroll of Hunt Refining Company in Tuscaloosa
- Vice-Chairman David Hendrixson of Daikin America, Inc. in Decatur
- Treasurer Marty Parker of Packaging Corporation of America in Jackson
- Secretary Paul Vercher of United States Steel in Birmingham
- Mark Bush of SSAB North America in Axis
- Carl Gunter of International Paper in Prattville