Daniel J. Meckstroth, Ph.D., is Vice President and Chief Economist and Council Director of the MAPI Purchasing and Division Finance Councils. Meckstroth has more than 20 years of service to MAPI, provides commentary and analysis on a wide variety of economic issues as they relate to the manufacturing sector, and is MAPI's primary spokesperson on business conditions and economic matters. Meckstroth is frequently quoted in the business press and writes extensively on business practices and manufacturing activity.
Prior to his tenure at MAPI, he worked 12 years for Armco (now AK Steel), a steel manufacturer. Meckstroth is a member of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) and the National Economists Club in Washington, D.C.
He earned a Ph.D. in Economics, a Master of Arts degree in Economics, and a Master of Arts degree in Industrial Relations, all from the University of Cincinnati. He received his BBA from Eastern Kentucky University.