Industry News

In this section, WCMA will report announcements and news events that we receive from our Members, as well as from qualified industry sources. Our Industry News content will concentrate on key commercial events, such as confirmed merger and acquisition activity, new start-ups and firms, and Executive changes and appointments. Contact Ed Fenton, WCMA Executive Advisor at 860-841-7720 or to provide the appropriate information.


WCMA strongly suggests that our Members also contact the recognized industry trade publications, such as those listed in our Member Resources, Industry Organizations section. Although not communicated on our site, new product announcements and technical articles may be publicized through these other industry resources.

  • March 6th, 2017

    KITCO Fiber Optics Joins Marmon Aerospace & Defense

    Marmon Aerospace & Defense LLC, a Marmon/Berkshire Hathaway company, today announced the acquisition of KITCO Fiber Optics of Virginia Beach, VA, a highly-respected leader in the specialty, military, and aerospace fiber optic industries.While KITCO will continue to operate as an independent business, its products complement those of Marmon Aerospace & Defense. Together, the two businesses will offer defense industry customers… Read More

  • March 1st, 2017

    Lampert President at Omni Cable

    Omni Cable, West Chester, Pennsylvania -based distributor named Greg Lampert as Omni Cable's president. Lampert will report directly to Jeff Siegfried, Omni Cable's chairman & CEO, and be responsible for the execution of the company's strategic growth plan and expansion.Before taking this position, Lampert spent 18 years at General Cable Corporation where he held a variety of executive and senior… Read More

  • March 1st, 2017

    IWCS 2017 Call for Papers -Connectivity Added

    IWCS Cable and Connecticity Symposium Call for Papers Abstract Deadline is  April 8, 2017 If your work is of interest to the worldwide cable and connectivity industry, then it should be presented at the IWCS conference.   The IWCS Committee selects over 130 high caliber papers and presentations scheduled over 3 full days, plus another day focused entirely on professional development… Read More