The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers said Dave McCurdy will become the new alliance president, beginning February 12, 2007.
McCurdy is currently president and chief executive of the Electronic Industries Alliance and a former Democratic Congressman from Oklahoma. He will replace Fred Webber, who is retiring after serving as alliance president and CEO since 2004.The alliance is a trade association of nine car and light-truck manufacturers.
McCurdy has served as president of the Arlington-based EIA since 1998. As president, he helped promote the market development and competitiveness of the U.S. high-tech industry through domestic and international policy efforts for EIA’s nearly 1,300 member companies. During his career, McCurdy has served as chairman and CEO of consulting and investment practice, McCurdy Group L.L.C. of Washington. He also served 14 years in the U.S. House of Representatives from the fourth district of Oklahoma from 1981 to 1995.
The National Association of Manufacturers welcomed the appointment of McCurdy as president.
“Congressman McCurdy is a wonderful choice to lead the alliance,” said NAM president John Engler. “His congressional leadership and extensive experience with economic and business issues will be a significant asset for the manufacturing community. As a well-respected lawmaker in the House and as a past president of the Electronic Industries Alliance, McCurdy also brings significant insider knowledge and expertise to his position. The NAM looks forward to working with him on important policy issues, and helping to further the cause of manufacturing in America."