I’m into my first hundred days as PMI Board of Directors president, and while I in no way see my tenure as important as the governance of our republic, I do have reason for great optimism and promise. Manufacturing is alive and well in the U.S. and by all accounts the present administration in Washington, D.C., plans to emphasize our manufacturing industry landscape, positioning PMI as vital to our industry initiatives. Behind the scenes, our search for a new PMI CEO/executive director is well underway with the board’s hiring of Kittleman & Associates as our executive search firm. I want to thank Paul Patton, Delta, immediate past board president, for heading up the search committee and board vice president Scott McDonald, Fluidmaster, for his valued input. Stay tuned for updates on our progress.