Monday, Sept 7th, 2009
President Barack Obama has named an ex-investment banker who has helped drive the turnaround in the US auto sector as his top advisor on manufacturing, the White House said.
Ron Bloom will serve as senior counselor for manufacturing policy and “provide leadership on policy development and strategic planning for the president’s agenda to revitalize the manufacturing sector,” the White House said in a statement.
Bloom will also continue in his capacity as part of the auto industry task force that has overseen US government aid to the auto sector, which is contingent on a long-term viability plan for the troubled manufacturers.
He was named senior advisor to the Treasury Secretary on the president’s auto task force in February.