GM Keynote Speaker

John Ratzenberger Rebooked for 2021

Were you looking forward to seeing John Ratzenberger at our 2020 General Meeting? So were we – so much so that the National Board is bringing him back in 2021. John will deliver the keynote address at the 89th National Board/ASME General Meeting on Monday, May 10, 2021, at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, Arizona.

John has enjoyed success as a screenwriter, director, producer, and Emmy-nominated actor. He is the only actor to voice a character in every Pixar film, and is known by Pixar’s creators as their “good luck charm.” But he is also a successful and accomplished entrepreneur, philanthropist, and American trades and manufacturing advocate.

Since climbing off the barstool at Cheers over 20 years ago, John has immersed himself in what makes America great. He produced and starred in the Travel Channel series, John Ratzenberger’s Made in America, and is Hollywood’s most outspoken advocate for American manufacturing and skilled labor. He has addressed legislators on both sides of the aisle and spoken to groups across the country about eliminating the stigma around the trades, while providing much-needed training opportunities for students, returning veterans, and out-of-work Americans.

John’s drive to promote American ingenuity led to the creation of American Made Advertising, a full-service advertising firm dedicated to helping American businesses and organizations sell their products and services. He is also developer and founder of ECOPACK, a biodegradable shipping material that replaces Styrofoam and is now used worldwide, most often seen as the shredded accordion paper used in gift bags.

Learn more about John Ratzenberger here.