The NAM family is deeply saddened by the passing of our former NAM Chairman Bob Pritzker. Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones.

The business world has lost a brilliant but humble leader. He was a down-to-earth man, as comfortable on the shopfloor as in the boardroom. Starting with a simple manufacturing company, he turned his company it into one of the most successful corporations in the world through his vision and bold leadership. As a giant of industry, as a civic leader and as a philanthropist, he personified the American Dream.

Today the NAM continues the work of Bob Pritzker as we work to advance policies that let manufacturers lead. He was a tireless champion for manufacturing and commonsense public policy, raising awareness of how important both are to our economy. Mr. Pritzker’s charitable devotion to education will guarantee new generations of innovators and leaders. The world will miss his leadership, his wisdom and his charity.