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Mary Andringa, CEO of Vermeer Corporation

CEO Mary Andringa appointed to the President's Export Council (PEC)


Vermeer Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of CEO Mary Andringa to the President’s Export Council (PEC), as announced by President of the United States, Barack Obama.  Andringa was selected by the President to serve on the Council as a private-sector representative for business, industry, agriculture and labor.

“It’s both an honor and a pleasure to serve the family business and our country through this appointment to the President’s Export Council,” said Andringa.  “I look forward to representing Vermeer and the manufacturing industry in an effort to expand export trade and further support a successful business environment globally.”

Andringa currently serves as the President and CEO of Vermeer Corporation, a family-owned manufacturing company located in Pella, Iowa, U.S.A.  Vermeer was founded by Andringa’s father, Gary Vermeer, in 1948, and currently manufactures a wide range of agricultural and industrial products.  Vermeer products are distributed through a global dealership network with over 570 locations in more than 50 countries.  Andringa has worked for Vermeer since 1982, holding positions in market research and serving as the Chief Operating Officer from 1989 until 2003.  Andringa is active on a number of boards, including her current role as Vice Chair of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).
The PEC, through the Secretary of Commerce, advises the President on matters relating to and expanding U.S. export trade. The PEC is the principal national advisory committee on international trade. The Council advises the President on government policies and programs which affect U.S. trade performance; promotes export expansion; and provides a forum for discussing and resolving trade-related problems among the business, industrial, agricultural, labor and government sectors.  Andringa was one of twenty private-sector members appointed to the President’s Export Council for 2010.