Automation Alley Chief Named Trade Adviser

Ken Rogers, executive director of Automation Alley, the Troy, MI-based technology business association, has been appointed to a trade advisory panel by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke. Automation Alley, in a news release, says Rogers will serve on the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Information and Communications Technologies, Services, and Electronic Commerce. He will advise Locke on trade agreements, serving as a representative from Automation Alley and for the U.S. information and communications technologies industry sector, until his term ends in 2014. Rogers, in a prepared statement, says he “can offer my thoughts and suggestions on encouraging and increasing exporting, both in Michigan and in the United States.”

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