WASHINGTON — The National Association of Manufacturers announced Todd Boppell as its chief operating officer, a newly created position within the association.

Boppell had been serving as interim COO since August before being hired permanently for the role. He will work directly with NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons to lead all aspects of the NAM’s internal operations. Specifically, Boppell will continue to manage the finance and administration division along with overseeing the membership and strategic development divisions. He will also serve as a member of The Manufacturing Institute’s Board of Directors.

“Todd is a proven leader who understands that associations of the future must adapt and evolve to continue delivering results for our members,” said Timmons. “With Todd as our COO, the NAM will continue to tackle new challenges, proactively seeking out innovative ways to advance the goals of manufacturers across the country. We are thrilled with the solutions Todd has delivered for our entire team over the past few months and are excited to move forward with him at the operations helm.

"Todd’s vision, talents and commitment to the NAM will be an asset for our members and the more than 12 million men and women who make things in America.”

For the past four years, Boppell has been a partner and COO at Meshfrog Inc. a consulting company he co-founded in January 2012.

At Meshfrog, Boppell worked with companies to tackle issues in aligning their technologies with their business objectives. Prior to cofounding Meshfrog, Boppell was president of Nexa Technologies, a multimillion-dollar software company that builds and hosts stock-trading platforms for a variety of firms located in the United States and Canada. Boppell served as Nexa’s senior vice president of operations and IT before assuming his role as president.

Boppell graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in social psychology and concentration in organizational behavior.

For more information, visit www.nam.org.