Dustin Tillman, President and CEO of Elite Aviation Products, will join actor, producer and Elite´s Chief Advisor of Industrialization John Ratzenberger to testify in front of the United States House of Representatives´ Small Business Committee, the company said.
The hearing entitled “The New Faces of Manufacturing” is scheduled to begin at 11:00 am on Thursday, May 12th, 2016, in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.
The 22 legislators sitting on the Committee chaired by Congressman Steve Chabot (R-OH) will hear the challenges facing small businesses and the peripheral companies affected by the changing climate of American manufacturing.
Ratzenberger will share his experience of working with thousands of small business manufacturers over the past 20 years and what legislators can do to stem the decimation of our skilled workforce.
Elite will share its reshoring efforts (bringing manufacturing jobs back to America) and forward-looking strategies to address the impending shortage of skilled labor to support the growing domestic manufacturing sector including a robust Veterans training initiative.
Elite Aviation is an advanced design, engineering, and manufacturing company within the aerospace industry.
Ratzenberger is most widely known for his role as Cliff Claven on Cheers, as well the only actor to voice a character in every Pixar film. As creator, executive producer and host of John Ratzenberger´s Made in America on the Travel Channel, John shared his history with American ingenuity in his book “We´ve Got it Made in America: A Common Man´s Salute to an Uncommon Country,” which cemented his role as the voice for American manufacturing.