Intel CEO leaves American Manufacturing Council

By Brian Krzanich, Chief Executive Officer

Earlier today, I tendered my resignation from the American Manufacturing Council. I resigned to call attention to the serious harm our divided political climate is causing to critical issues, including the serious need to address the decline of American manufacturing. Politics and political agendas have sidelined the important mission of rebuilding America’s manufacturing base.

I have already made clear my abhorrence at the recent hate-spawned violence in Charlottesville, and earlier today I called on all leaders to condemn the white supremacists and their ilk who marched and committed violence. I resigned because I want to make progress, while many in Washington seem more concerned with attacking anyone who disagrees with them. We should honor – not attack – those who have stood up for equality and other cherished American values. I hope this will change, and I remain willing to serve when it does.

I am not a politician. I am an engineer who has spent most of his career working in factories that manufacture the world’s most advanced devices. Yet, it is clear even to me that nearly every issue is now politicized to the point where significant progress is impossible. Promoting American manufacturing should not be a political issue.

My request—my plea—to everyone involved in our political system is this: set scoring political points aside and focus on what is best for the nation as a whole. The current environment must change, or else our nation will become a shadow of what it once was and what it still can and should be.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

7 thoughts on “Intel CEO leaves American Manufacturing Council”

  1. And with what Trump has said today, basically doubling down on giving a pass to alt-right hate groups and has David Duke thanking him, more CEOs need to walk away from being part of anything to do with Trump. They have to be really stupid to have anything to do with him.

    This whole experiment with America electing Trump is one big giant stepping on a rake with the handle coming up and smacking us right square in the face. OUCH! What a stupid thing that was to do. Trump is turning out to be as bad or worse than what was feared. Glad I can go to my grave without having anything to do with this disaster.

    1. Trump is turning out to be as bad or worse than what was feared…..not if you ask a trump supporter. Like climate change, they are in complete denial. Even if trump resigns under pressure or is impeached they will blame it on fake news, socialists, sun spots, Benghazi, or the Easter bunny rather than admit they bit for the con. There is no shame in being conned by trump. He is really very good at it especially if your BS detector is malfunctioning which is the only plausible explanation for giving a liar like him a vote in the first place.

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