This week, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo named Steve Griffith of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) as an official member of the Federal Internet of Things (IoT) Advisory Board.
Mr. Griffith currently serves as Senior Industry Director of NEMA’s Transportation Systems Division and the association’s overall cybersecurity activities. He brings more than two decades of experience in IoT, cybersecurity, and electrified and intelligent transportation systems. Prior to joining NEMA, Griffith managed projects for the Department of Defense and the Transportation Security Administration.
“This appointment is a testament to the incredible expertise housed within NEMA. We look forward to Steve serving as a crucial voice for the U.S. electroindustry on the federal level. His deep knowledge and experience in IoT can serve as an important resource as the federal government looks to maximize economic benefits from this emerging field while safeguarding against new risks,” said Debra Phillips, president and CEO of NEMA.
“The U.S. electroindustry is intimately involved in the evolving role and growing importance of IoT technologies. NEMA companies play a vital role in transportation systems, building systems, lighting, utilities, and medical technologies and will play a critical role throughout the clean energy transition. Identifying regulatory issues, supply bottlenecks, and new opportunities for IoT technologies while examining emerging issues with privacy and national security is an important service to the electroindustry and the broader manufacturing sector. It is encouraging to see Secretary Raimondo tap such a renowned expert,” Phillips said.
The IoT Advisory Board was established in FY 2021 to advise the Internet of Things Federal Working Group on critical matters related to the growing importance of IoT technologies for consumers, defense, competitiveness, and more. Steve’s term will run for two years, during which time he will remain with NEMA in his current role.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) nearly 325 electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers that make safe, reliable, and efficient products and systems. Our combined industries account for 370,000 American jobs in more than 6,100 facilities covering every state. These industries produce $130 billion in shipments and $38 billion in exports of electrical equipment and medical imaging technologies per year.