January 4, 2024

Murray, Utah, January 4, 2024 – The Utah Manufacturers Association is pleased to welcome Josh Brown as the Senior Director Government Affairs. Josh has had a strong relationship with UMA for more than a decade. Josh served on the Board of Directors for many years and served as Chairman of the Utah Manufacturers Association from 2018-2019.

Josh has tremendous manufacturing experience covering a wide variety of industries. From patents in the medical device working in x-ray tubes, catheters, ozonation, and optical lens manufacturing. In food processing, including disinfectant patents, packaged foods, poultry and meats. While in mining/manufacturing Josh worked in the creation of high volume, large throughput processing equipment as well as entire value stream hard rock mining/manufacturing.

Josh has received Six Sigma Black Belt, Master Black Belt, and Design for Six Sigma Black Belt certifications. He has also studied and received certifications in Theory of Constraints, Reliability and Maintenance Professional CMRP, and Lean processing/manufacturing. Josh has created, instructed, and certified several hundred business improvement professionals in Six Sigma and Lean fundamentals.

Josh spent nearly 14 years in multiple states and Washington D.C. working with and lobbying for legislation to better manufacturing, the environment, and energy related legislation. He brings strong relationships with Utah leaders and is viewed as an honest, transparent, straight shooter in the policy arena.

He is married to the previous 2015 Chair of the Utah Manufacturers Association, Rebecca Marquette. Their son, Liam Brown, partnered with the UMA for the creation of his 501C3 non-profit STEMheads foundation which focuses on educating and providing scholarships to tomorrow’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematic leaders in the manufacturing arena.

Josh has a B.S. in Chemical and Fuels Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration.

We are excited to welcome Josh to the  team and look forward to the addition he will bring in our ever growing and thriving association.  Please take a moment to welcome Josh and reach out to him for any manufacturing and policy needs. His email is jbrown@manufacturingutah.com



About the Utah Manufacturers Association

The mission of the Utah Manufacturers Association is to strengthen Utah’s manufacturers by developing and providing resources that drive prosperity.