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.

  • June 25th, 2019

    Smith Leads Newly Acquired International Wire

    Greg Smith has been named President/CEO of International Wire Group, Camden, New York, responsible for all domestic and international operations producing bare, plated, and specialty copper wire products.Smith was most recently with Marmon Electrical Wire & Cable and has held various top management positions at Marmon companies such as Cerro Wire and TE Wire & Cable.Earlier this year, International Wire… Read More

  • June 24th, 2019

    Burkle Marks 20 Year Anniversary at Autac

    Marie-Louise Burkle will begin her 3rd decade as CEO of Autac Incorporated, the only 100% woman owned company in it’s industry. Burkle oversees production and is responsible for strategy,business development and finance. Autac Inc. is an international manufacturing firm of power and control cables with a specialization in retractile cords. Autac Inc was founded by Robert N. Burkle in Hamden,… Read More

  • June 21st, 2019

    Welsh Names Tolland Successor at Rubadue Wire

    Susan Welsh, long standing President at the family owned Rubadue Wire, announced her retirement during March 2019.  Sean Tolland, will succeed Welsh as President after serving 15 years at the company, most recently as Vice President. Welsh had been an integral part in leading growth at the company, founded by Ed Rubadue, her father.    Tolland will continue the progress of… Read More