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The California Manufacturers & Technology Association (formerly the California Manufacturers Association) works to improve and enhance a strong business climate for California's 30,000 manufacturing, processing and technology based companies. Since 1918, CMTA has worked with state government to develop balanced laws, effective regulations and sound public policies to stimulate economic growth and create new jobs while safeguarding the state's environmental resources. CMTA represents businesses from the entire manufacturing community -- an economic sector that generates more than $250 billion every year and employs more than 1.5 million Californians.
Jack Stewart is President of
the California Manufacturers & Technology
Association. Named to the President's position March of 1998, Mr.
Stewart has been with the Association since 1992. From 1984 through 1991,
he served as Chief Deputy Director of the California Department of Commerce
where he managed the State's economic development
programs. Appointed by Governor George Deukmejian, Mr. Stewart was responsible
for developing and implementing programs to stimulate California‚s
economy and create new employment opportunities for California workers.
Mr. Stewart held various legislative positions, both in Sacramento and
Washington, D.C. He was Chief Consultant for the California Senate Select
Committee on Business Development from 1983 to 1984 and Staff Director
of the California Senate Minority Leader's Office from 1981 to
1983. From 1974 to 1980 he lived in Washington, D.C. where he served
on the staffs
of several Members of Congress. Mr.
Stewart was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania and currently resides in
California with his wife Diane, and their two
and Alexandra. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a graduate of the
University of Pittsburgh.