WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joining NAJI's Board are Bruce Quinn, Vice President of Government Affairs at Rockwell Automation; Roy Paulson, CEO of Paulson Manufacturing Corp.; and Andrew Sherman, Partner at Jones Day.
"We are very fortunate to have these new board members by our side as we continue NAJI's work to combat unfair competition from the theft of intellectual property," said Rob McKenna, NAJI President and former Attorney General of Washington state.
"All three of our new Directors understand just how important intellectual property is to U.S. manufacturing competitiveness," said Drew Greenblatt, NAJI Chairman. "They will add valuable and unique perspectives to our Board."
As Rockwell Automation's senior executive in Washington, D.C., Quinn is responsible for government affairs, communications and strategic business development at the state, federal and global levels. Prior to his current assignment, Quinn was Rockwell Automation's vice president for strategic development, Asia Pacific (2007 – 2010), and chief representative for China (2005 – 2007). As senior corporate officer in Asia Pacific, Quinn was responsible for strategic programs and initiatives, government relations, market and competitor analysis, external communications and university programs.
Prior to joining Rockwell Automation, Quinn served nearly 20 years in various commercial, trade, and national security capacities with the U.S. Government in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Quinn served as an elected Governor on the Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce in China, 2005 – 2006, and is a current Board Member with the United States Information Technology Office (USITO). Quinn speaks Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.
Born into a manufacturing business and learning the business from the ground up, Mr. Paulson's experience includes all the typical aspects of running a family business. His education centered on a combination of business management and associated technical training. Patents include 16 Utility and Design patents and patents pending, in the fields of optics, mechanical designs and optical physics. Paulson Mfg exports to 80 countries and specializes in Safety and Security Products.
Mr. Paulson is Chairman of the National District Export Council, and Riverside County Manufacturers and Exporters Association. In addition, he is a Member of the President's Export Council subcommittee on Export Administration; the California Inland Empire District Export Council; California Chamber of Commerce International Committee; Export University's Executive Oversight Committee; and serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the California International Trade and Investment Advisory Council.
Andrew J. Sherman
Mr. Sherman is a corporate and transactional attorney at Jones Day and is a recognized international authority on the legal and strategic aspects of business growth with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, capital formation, franchising, and other types of intellectual property harvesting, leveraging and related growth strategies. He has served as an Adjunct Professor at the Smith School of Business for 28 years and at Georgetown University Law School for 7 years where he teaches courses on business planning, business strategy, entrepreneurship, and best practices in business lawyering.
Mr. Sherman is the author of 26 books and numerous articles, white papers, blogs, and related publications, and is one of the world's leading speakers on the legal and strategic aspects of business growth, mergers and acquisitions, capital formation, and the leveraging and licensing of intellectual property.
NAJI is a nonpartisan organization of concerned manufacturers, associations, academics and other businesses. We work together to protect the tools and technologies that U.S. companies use to compete, innovate and succeed. NAJI members are committed to ending unfair competition by stopping the theft of data, trade secrets, and other IP. For more information, visit www.NAJI.org
SOURCE National Alliance for Jobs and Innovation (NAJI)