Steve Caldeira, President & CEO, Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA), received the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Council of Manufacturing Associations (CMA) 2020 Leadership Award during CMA’s virtual Winter Leadership Conference.

With a membership of 260 national manufacturing trade associations representing 130,000 companies worldwide, CMA creates partnerships across the industry, amplifies manufacturers’ voices, and connects members to experts and trade association executives.

The CMA Leadership Award is presented every year to an association leader who has done the most to advance and expand the group’s influential work.

Jay Timmons, President & CEO, NAM, presented the award, saying, “Steve has been a powerful force for CMA recruitment and retention. He’s convened his peers and colleagues in timely CMA discussions and has been an indispensable voice for CMA among the broader association community.”

Timmons also applauded Caldeira’s work in proactively and effectively responding to the coronavirus pandemic on behalf of the household and commercial products industry, and his overall guidance of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) as Chair of the Board of Directors, as well as leading the Search Committee for a permanent CEO.

“I’m very proud to receive the CMA Leadership Award, especially in a year that manufacturers played such a critical role in fighting the coronavirus pandemic,” said Caldeira. “It has been a challenging and unprecedented year for the business community, and I’m honored to have been recognized as a leader among so many talented and inspiring colleagues.”


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