WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 18, 2019) -- The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) has welcomed Bill Frymoyer as its new vice president of public policy effective immediately. His responsibilities will include assisting the MEMA government affairs team represent members of its four divisions (Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association, Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association, MERA – The Association for Sustainable Manufacturing, and Original Equipment Suppliers Association) in Washington at a critical time for the supplier industry.
Frymoyer comes to MEMA from the law firm Stewart and Stewart, where he served as a senior advisor since 2005. He focused on promoting trade and energy policies to assist the U.S. and global manufacturing sector, enhancing patent and intellectual property protections, assisting clients with NAFTA renegotiation priorities, and working on appropriations provisions for clients.
Before joining Stewart and Stewart, Frymoyer was director of public policy at the National Environmental Trust and Senior Policy Advisor for Democratic leader Richard Gephardt in the U.S. House of Representatives. He holds a degree in history from Washington University in St. Louis and a master’s degree in international public policy from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.
“We are delighted to bring Bill on to the MEMA team,” said MEMA President and CEO Bill Long. “Suppliers in the United States are facing unprecedented challenges and opportunities – including threatened and imposed tariffs, new advances in safety technology, and changes in regulations of fuel emissions. It is a significant benefit that someone of Bill’s caliber will be assisting us represent members’ business interests here in Washington every day.”