Bush Nominates 'Experienced Manager' For Commerce

By John S. McClenahen When he announced his intention to nominate Carlos Gutierrez as U.S. Secretary of Commerce to replace Donald L. Evans, President George W. Bush described the Kellogg Co. CEO as "an experienced manager and an innovative leader." In Gutierrez, the Commerce Department also will get a Bush loyalist, as Evans has been. "I believe passionately in your leadership and the direction you've set," Gutierrez told the President at the White House on Nov. 29. "I believe in your call for a vibrant, growing entrepreneurial society, where everyone has the opportunity to experience the joy and pride of ownership, where everyone can contribute, and where everyone can benefit." Says National Association of Manufacturers President and former Michigan Governor John Engler, "I know from working with Carlos Gutierrez that President Bush has nominated a leader of tremendous energy and talent whose deep knowledge of manufacturing will serve the country well." Kellogg is headquartered in Battle Creek, Mich. Gutierrez' nomination is subject to Senate confirmation.

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