Intel: A Manufacturing Company at Heart

In a post on the Policy@Intel blog, executive vice president Stacy Smith marks National Manufacturing Day by illustrating Intel’s role among the “12 million engineers, technicians and workers across the United States who design and build everything from jet engines to cars to the Intel silicon that powers our digital world.”

Smith, who starts this month as Intel’s leader of global sales, manufacturing and operations, writes in Intel Celebrates National Manufacturing Day: “At our core, Intel is a company that invents and manufactures products that change the world for the better.  And Intel is unique in the American technology industry.   We are a global company and the majority of our revenue derives from markets outside of the United States.  But the majority of our advanced manufacturing and R&D is here, inside the United States.”

Patty Kummrow, a vice president in the Platform Engineering Group (Source: Intel Corporation)
Patty Kummrow, a vice president in the Platform Engineering Group (Source: Intel Corporation)

The U.S. Department of Commerce holds National Manufacturing Day annually on the first Friday of October. The federal agency’s goal is to demonstrate the potential of manufacturing in the 21st century.

The federal agency has been leading up to Friday’s events by using its social media channels to highlight workers from across the country (Commerce Department on Twitter, Facebook). Intel shared short biographies of four Intel employees with the Commerce Department.

“The (computer) chips we build power the internet and have dramatically changed the world over the last 25 years,” writes Patty Kummrow, a vice president in the Platform Engineering Group. “These amazing compute devices enable everything from social media traffic to scientific application that drive personalized medicine.”

On Sept. 28, the Commerce Department shared on social media the mini-bio of John Werner, an engineering technician in Oregon:

To see more mini-bios from Intel and read Smith’s full blog post, visit Intel Celebrates National Manufacturing Day.

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