WASHINGTON (CNN) – Ron Bloom, a senior adviser on the President’s Task Force on the Automotive Industry, will add another administration title Monday when President Obama names him senior counselor for Manufacturing Policy.
“Last week we learned that our manufacturing sector expanded for the first time in 18 months and had the highest monthly output in two years,” Obama said in a written statement provided to CNN that will be released on Labor Day. “It’s a sign that we’re on the right track to economic recovery, but that we still have a long way to go. That’s why I’ve asked Ron Bloom to help coordinate my Administration’s manufacturing policy.”
Bloom was an official with the United Steelworkers Union before joining the Obama administration earlier this year.