April 15, 2003 – Sunnyvale, CA – AMD said that Hector Ruiz, president and CEO, has been appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as a member of the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations (ACTPN).
The ACTPN provides the US Trade Representative, America’s chief trade negotiator and the principal trade policy advisor to the President, with policy advice on trade issues including objectives and bargaining positions before entering into a trade agreement, the operation of any trade agreement once entered into, and other matters arising in connection with the trade policy of the US.
The ACTPN comprises representatives of non-federal governments and labor, industry, agriculture, small business, service industries, retailer, and consumer interests. The committee includes the heads of several leading companies, including IBM Corp., eBay, Inc., and Sony Music Entertainment.
Ruiz commented that trade policy is an increasingly important issue for the semiconductor and technology industries, where product and technology developments occur at a furious pace.
“It is an honor and a privilege to have the opportunity to serve my country, and to work with such an esteemed group of industry leaders,” said Ruiz. “In addition, this is a tremendous opportunity to provide a voice for the technology community and our customers on critical trade policy issues.”