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Michael C. Maibach

Michael C. Maibach
President and CEO
European-American Business Council

Michael Maibach is the President & CEO of the European-American Business Council. EABC member companies include 75 European and North American-based global enterprises. The EABC mission is "promoting Trans-Atlantic investment, innovation and integration." The Council has offices in Brussels and Washington DC. It was founded in 1989.

Michael Maibach was the 1st American elected under 21 years of age when he was elected to the Dekalb County Board in his native state of Illinois. During the summers of 1970 and 1971 he was a Governor's Fellow in the Illinois Department of Local Government Affairs. After completing B.S. & M.A. degrees in Political Science at Northern Illinois University, he served as an Illinois State Senate Legislative Fellow. In 1976 Maibach joined the Caterpillar Tractor Co., first as a machine shop foreman, then as a Government Affairs Manager in Illinois, California & Washington DC. He opened Caterpillar's California Government Affairs Office. During this period he earned a BS in American and Latin American History at California State University. In 1983 - as America moved to The Information Age - Maibach moved to the Intel Corporation to establish their Government Affairs Department and serve as assistant to Intel Co-Founder, Dr. Robert Noyce. 1983 was the year IBM designed the Intel microprocessor into its first PC. Maibach was named an Intel Vice President in 1996. He was an industry leader in the attainment of the US Semiconductor Chip Protection Act, the R&D Tax Credit, the US-Japan Semiconductor Agreement, SEMATECH funding, the GATT Uruguay Round, the 21st Century Patent Reform Act, and China WTO membership. Maibach opened the Intel Government Affairs Offices in Washington, Brussels and Beijing, and grew that department from one person to a worldwide staff of 80 professionals by the time he left in 2001.

While at Intel he was actively involved in President Reagan's Commission on Industrial Competitiveness, as well as President George Bush's National Advisory Committee on Semiconductor. Mr. Maibach came to be a leading spokesman for America's ICT industry on trade and technology policy. He has testified 17 times before the US Congress on behalf of industry. In 1992 he was a candidate for the US Congress from Silicon Valley. While at Intel Maibach earned a B.A. in International Business at American University and an M.A. in Political Philosophy at Georgetown University. He has served on the Boards of the Peoria Jaycees, the National Association of Manufacturers, the American Electronics Association, the Information Technology Industry Council, the RFID Technology Council, the Churchill Club, the World Affairs Council Boards of Peoria Illinois, San Jose California and Washington D.C., and on the national Board of the World Affairs Councils of America.

Since 2003 Mr. Maibach he been the President & CEO of the European-American Business Council, with offices in Washington and Brussels. Mr. Maibach has grown the EABC from 16 to 75 member companies. He serves on the Boards of the EABC, BritishAmericaBusiness, the Witherspoon Institute, the Tocqueville Forum, the Advisory Boards of the Institute for World Politics as well as the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress. He is a member of the US State Department Advisory Council on International Economics.