Brian O'ShaughnessyChairman, Revere Copper Products
M. Brian O’Shaughnessy is Chairman of Revere Copper Products. His company was founded by Paul Revere in 1801 and is the oldest basic manufacturing company in the USA. Brian has testified before Congress four times as an expert on international trade, once on energy before the US Senate Energy Committee as well as before the International Trade Commission. Revere produces copper and brass sheet, strip, and coil as well as bus bar and extruded shapes. These products are shipped to manufacturing companies both domestic and foreign. Since 2000, over 30% of the facilities Revere ships product to in the USA have shut down as production was moved offshore mostly to China.<br /> <br /> Brian began studying these problems seriously in 2000 as foreign outsourcing eroded domestic manufacturing. Brian joined the Board of Directors of the National Association of Manufacturers and championed the effort to have NAM change its position on China’s currency manipulation. Brian has appeared on BBC World News, CNN and been interviewed on Bloomberg on the Economy as well as PBS. His Op-eds have appeared in the Boston Globe, the Buffalo News and other papers. <br /> <br /> As the Chief Co-Chair of the Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA), Brian speaks on behalf of domestic manufacturing throughout the United States. CPA is a coalition of domestic manufacturing, organized labor, farmers and ranchers. It is a relatively new organization devoted to trade issues with a membership representing 2.8 million families. <br /> <br /> Brian has received the international Copper Man of the Year Award and been inducted onto MACNY’s Manufacturing Wall of Fame. Brian and Revere have also received environmental awards. <br /> <br /> In April 2012, Brian flew to Buenos Aires, rented a Harley Davidson and rode it across the pampas, the Mendoza wine country and over the Andes to Valparaiso, Chile before continuing on to a business meeting in Santiago, Chile. (He had to get there somehow.) This winter Brian will celebrate 23 years of snowboarding.