U.S. Deparment of Commerce
Pam Plagens is currently the U.S. Commercial Service (CS) Advanced Manufacturing Industry Director. Her global team focuses on the exports of machinery, materials and technology targeting additive manufacturing, industrial automation, machine tools/metalworking, material handling, composites, plastics, and chemicals. Pam joined the U.S. Commercial Service’s Houston office in 2000. As a result of her extensive portfolio of energy industry clients, Pam led the CS Global Energy Team from 2006-2010. In 2016, Pam participated on the U.S. Partner Country – Hannover Messe 2016 project team where she coordinated the Industrial Pavilions. Prior to joining CS, Pam worked in economic development for the Greater Houston Partnership, promoted exports to Asia for the State of Ohio and handled global sales for a line of industrial replacement parts. She is a graduate of Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Pam resides in Houston, Texas with her two daughters and husband.