DALLAS –The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has named Grant Thornton LLP’s Walter (Wally) D. Gruenes to its board of directors. Gruenes is the national managing partner, consumer and industrial products for Grant Thornton, and is based in the firm’s Dallas office.
With more than 30 years in the industry counseling clients in
the manufacturing sector, Gruenes holds a BS in
accountancy from the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign, and is a member of AICPA, the Texas Society of Certified
Public Accountants and the Illinois Society of Certified Public
Gruenes’ appointment comes at a time when the nation’s
manufacturers struggle to recover from the prolonged economic downturn, and he
will lend his experience to support NAM’s advocacy on behalf of its 10,000
manufacturing companies and nearly 12 million workers. He looks forward to
working on behalf of American manufacturers to advance policies that help
manufacturers do what they do best: create economic strength and jobs.