Milliken & Company CEO joins National Association of Manufacturers Board of Directors

April 14, 2022

Diversified manufacturer Milliken & Company announced that its President and CEO, Halsey Cook, was elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Manufacturers (“NAM”) this month. Cook, along with the other industry leaders currently serving on the board, bolsters the association’s leadership in policy advocacy, workforce solutions, legal action, operational excellence and news and insights affecting the manufacturing industry.

Founded in 1895, the NAM is the largest industrial trade association in the U.S., with more than 14,000 members. The NAM is the nation’s most influential manufacturing advocate, and its membership includes both iconic global brands and local manufacturers that power the domestic economy.

“Serving on the NAM Board is an honor and a responsibility,” shares Cook. “In this role, I’m an advocate for not only our 8,000 Milliken associates, but also for the 12 million people who make up the U.S. manufacturing sector. I look forward to doing my part to ensure our industry’s continued growth and success.”

The NAM is a one-stop shop for manufacturers, telling the story of the industry and equipping members with invaluable resources through the NAM’s channels and partnerships with the Manufacturing Leadership Council, The Manufacturing Institute and the Innovation Research Interchange. The association and its members are at the forefront of every important policy debate for manufacturers, with executives on the NAM Board serving as the driving force behind its efforts.

“Halsey is a recognized leader in our industry, and the NAM will be stronger thanks to his service on our Board of Directors,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “The NAM’s mission is to ensure we always keep moving forward, and Halsey will bring invaluable insights as we advocate for the men and women of our industry and advance the values that have made America’s manufacturing industry strong—free enterprise, competitiveness, individual liberty and equal opportunity.”


About Milliken

Milliken & Company is a global manufacturing leader whose focus on materials science delivers tomorrow’s breakthroughs today. From industry-leading molecules to sustainable innovations, Milliken creates products that enhance people’s lives and deliver solutions for its customers and communities. Drawing on thousands of patents and a portfolio with applications across the textile, flooring, chemical and healthcare businesses, the company harnesses a shared sense of integrity and excellence to positively impact the world for generations. Discover more about Milliken’s curious minds and inspired solutions at and on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.


About the National Association of Manufacturers

The National Association of Manufacturers is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12.5 million men and women, contributes $2.57 trillion to the U.S. economy annually and has the largest economic multiplier of any major sector and accounts for 58% of private-sector research and development. NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States. For more information about NAM or to follow us on Twitter and Facebook, please visit