About MLC

Chart the Right Course for your Business in the Era of Manufacturing 4.0

Bold Ideas. Powerful Connections. Winning Strategies.

The National Association of Manufacturers’ Manufacturing Leadership Council is the world’s first member-driven, global business leadership network dedicated to senior executives in the manufacturing industry. The Manufacturing Leadership Council’s mission is to help senior executives define and shape a better future for themselves, their organizations, and the industry at large by focusing on the intersection of critical business and technology issues that will drive growth today and in the future.

The Council offers an extensive portfolio of leadership networking, research, thought leadership content, and professional development products, programs, and services.

Member Snapshot


Who are our Members?

  • 22% C-Level
  • 46% SVP, VP
  • 25% Director
  • 5% Manager
  • 2% Academic

Network with Peers

The Council is comprised of the most innovative and insightful executives from all disciplines of manufacturing. The value members derive from these conversations they have with fellow members lead to both meaningful professional and personal relationships.

Master Class Series

The MLC Master Class Series offers insights to help you move forward on your journey to manufacturing’s digital era.

Plant Tours

Get an up-close look at leading manufacturing operations while networking with like-minded peers and finding solutions to your own challenges.


About The National Association of Manufacturers

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) 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 million men and women, contributes $2.25 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for more than three-quarters of all private-sector research and development in the nation. The 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.

The NAM’s world-class staff of policy experts provide unmatched access and information on the key issues affecting your business and bottom line. We are on the front lines of a wide range of policy battles, from immigration reform and labor relations, to energy and the environment, to trade policy and taxes. At every turn, we are working on behalf of manufacturers in America to advance policies that help manufacturers do what they do best: create economic strength and jobs.