TONY BENNETT: President & CEO, Texas Association of Manufacturers

Tony Bennett is the President & CEO of the Texas Association of Manufacturers. Tonny was an experienced President with a demonstrated history of working in manufacturing and the political organization industry. Skilled in Grassroots Lobbying, Governmental Affairs, Grassroots Organizing, Federal & State Advocacy, and Strategy.

AUSTIN, TEXAS – A manufacturing industry executive with wide ranging public policy experience, Tony Bennett will take the reins of the Texas Association of Manufacturers as its new president, the group’s board announced today.

“There’s work to be done if we are to maintain Texas’ world-renowned dominance as a job creating powerhouse with one of the best business climates in the world,” said Bennett. “I’m ready to lead TAM forward and provide the necessary voice, vision and action our industry needs to succeed.”

The Texas Association of Manufacturers promotes and protects a pro-growth business environment that ensures a strong manufacturing sector and a competitive Texas. Today’s manufacturing sector brings new technologies and consumer goods to the market and drives the Texas economy forward. Manufacturers in Texas account for more than 11.2 percent of the total output in the state – $226.95 billion in 2022 – and manufacturers employ more than 924,000 Texans in jobs that pay an average compensation of more than $105,000 a year.