Release Date: Jul 18, 2011Contact: 888-249-NEWS
Norman C. Chambers appointed Chairman of U.S. Chamber’s Let’s Rebuild America Initiative
WASHINGTON D.C.— The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Let’s Rebuild America (LRA) initiative announced today the appointment of Mr. Norman C. Chambers, to the newly-created position of Chairman of the LRA Leadership Council, for a two year term effective immediately.
“Norm’s unwavering advocacy for the need to modernize, expand and maintain our nation's infrastructure makes him an ideal Chairman for this initiative,” said Janet Kavinoky, executive director for Transportation and Infrastructure at the U.S. Chamber and leader of the LRA initiative.
Chambers is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Office of NYSE-listed NCI Building Systems, Inc., one of North America’s largest integrated manufacturers of metal products for the non-residential building industry, with manufacturing facilities across the Unites States. Initially joining the company’s board of directors in 2003, Mr. Chambers took on his current responsibilities in 2004 and has led the growth and integration of NCI’s business segments, as well as its development of energy efficient building products, including insulated metal panels and retro-fit roofing modules.
The Let’s Rebuild America (LRA) initiative is dedicated to raising the profile of infrastructure issues, broadening stakeholder engagement, and developing new opportunities for businesses to influence public policy and create jobs.
“Both the private and public sectors keenly recognize the critical importance of rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure,” said Norm Chambers. “I look forward to working with the Chamber to harness the growing support for Let’s Rebuild America and channel it into specific projects that provide tangible results. There is simply no better way to rebuild our economy and add jobs.”
During his 35 years of business experience in the global engineering and construction industries, Chambers has become intimately familiar with domestic and international transportation and supply chain issues and recognizes the dependence of a strong economy on a well-financed and modernized national infrastructure network.
Mr. Chambers co-founded the Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics at Boston College and served on the Board of Trustees of Springfield College from 2005 to 2011.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.