City schools chief named to panel

The Nashua school superintendent is one of six Gov. John Lynch is recommending to serve on a new council to advise state educators on cutting edge needs of manufacturers.

Lynch signed the state law creating this council after hearing from manufacturing executives that state government should do more to give students value-added skills for the jobs of tomorrow.

Christopher Hottel, of Gilmanton, has been Nashua’s superintendent since 2006, and other nominees include Peter Kujawski, of Bedford, an executive with Sig Sauer Inc., a firearms business that in four years went from a startup to a $100 million company.

The Executive Council must confirm these nominees to three-year terms.