Industry News

WCMA report announcements and news events received and confirmed by our Members, as well as other qualified industry sources. Content will focus 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 Director at 860-841-7720 or ed@wcmainc.org with announcements.

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  • October 22nd, 2020

    Higgins to Chair ICA and LME, Copper Committees

    Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX), Phoenix, Arizona, announced that Stephen T. “Steve” Higgins, Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of FCX, has been elected Chairman of the International Copper Association (ICA) and Chairman of the London Metal Exchange's (LME) Copper Committee.Steve is a key member of FCX’s senior executive team and a long-term leader in the global copper industry. During his… Read More

  • October 14th, 2020

    Sequel Fully Operational - Adds Frigo as CCO

    Sequel Wire and Cable, Argos, Indiana, established late last year, worked through start-up operations during the first two quarters of this year and is now supplying cables to the target markets the company identified including UL, CSA, and customer specific “skinny” wires for the appliance, automotive, RV, and other OEM markets. Founder Rich Carr, CEO, said that the company has… Read More

  • October 13th, 2020

    Wire Experts Promotes Dunn, Marketing Manager

    Wire Experts Group (WEG), the parent company to Pelican Wire of Naples, Florida and Rubadue Wire of Loveland, Colorado named Trent Dunn as the new WEG Marketing Manager, with overall responsibility for the marketing departments of all business units, including the parent organization.Since he assumed the role of Marketing Manager for Pelican Wire in 2018, Dunn has brought the company… Read More

  • October 12th, 2020

    Champlan Promotes Koenig - VP Sales

    Champlain Cable, Colchester, Vermont, promoted Kyle Koenig to Vice-President, Sales.  Koenig started his career at Champlain in 2006 as a customer service representative.  He later moved to outside sales as a regional manager, then director of sales before his promotion to vice president sales. Read More

  • October 6th, 2020

    Genuine Cable names Abbagnaro Chief Commercial Officer

    Genuine Cable Group (GCG) named Marc Abbagnaro its Chief Commercial Officer. Abbagnaro will lead the commercial efforts across all GCG targeted business segments, including the Telecom/Broadband, Factory Automation, Marine, Building Automation, Assembly and Infrastructure segments.  Marc spent the last 10 years in sales leadership roles with Anixter International. Those positions included regional sales management roles within the U.S. and global… Read More

  • October 6th, 2020

    Champlain adds Pascual for Latin America

    Champlain Cable, named David Pascual as our new Sales Manager - Latin America Division. David has over 35 years of industry experience and is based in Mexico City. David will oversee Mexico, Central and South America. Read More

  • October 1st, 2020

    Treadway succeeds Edwards, Watts succeeds Drendel at CommScope

    CommScope Holding Company,j Hickory, North Carolina, announced that Eddie Edwards, President and Chief Executive Officer, is stepping down today after 15 years of service to the Company. Succeeding Mr. Edwards is Charles "Chuck" Treadway, who has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the CommScope Board of Directors. This leadership transition is the result of the… Read More

  • September 3rd, 2020

    Southwire Expands Line with CEP Acquisition

    Southwire, Carrollton, GA, acquired Construction Electrical Products (CEP) of Livermore, California, a manufacturer of temporary power distribution and portable lighting products. CEP’s existing product line will be combined with Southwire’s rapidly expanding electrical safety and lighting solutions – adding popular products such as the 3-Phase Power Carts and the LED Balloon Light.“We are incredibly excited to grow our business through the… Read More

  • August 24th, 2020

    Aurora Plastics Expands Lunenberg Facility

    Aurora Plastics, Streetsboro, Ohio, recently added production capacity at its Lunenberg, Massachusetts facility, increasing the company's capability to supply specialty compounds to the wire and cable industry.  The investment exceeded $2 million and involved installing a new production line and new lab facilities, as well as adding new personnel to support and deliver new products.  These include the hiring of… Read More

  • August 14th, 2020

    Southwire Expanding Bremen Facility

    Southwire, Carrolton, Georgia, recently began construction of a 250,000 square foot addition to its manufacturing campus in Bremen, Indiana.  Southwire started operations in Bremen upon the company’s acquisition of Coleman Cable in 2014. Since that time, the existing 476,000 square foot manufacturing campus has supported Southwire’s Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) customers through a broad range of wire and cable products.… Read More