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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  • December 15th, 2019

    2020 Officers and Board, Weisberg and Walker Join

    Wire & Cable Manufacturers’ Alliance, Inc. (WCMA) approved its slate of Officers and Board members for 2020 at its Annual Meeting held on December 5th, 2019, at the Bond Ballroom, Hartford, Connecticut.  According to Officer succession rules, Scott Harden, Nedrah Tech, becomes President succeeding Michael Weiss, former Vice President, Whitmor Wirenetics as President of WCMA, and Weiss becomes Past President. … Read More

  • November 4th, 2019

    Sequel Wire & Cable Ramping Up for 2020

    Sequel Wire and Cable, continues start-up operations in Argos, Indiana, through the first quarter of 2020 with full production anticipated by the end of Q2 2020.According to Rich Carr, CEO, Sequel's cable manufacturing focus will be on the OEM sector.  The company will start out by making a wide variety of UL, CSA, and customer specific “skinny” wires that can… Read More

  • October 11th, 2019

    TPC Wire & Cable Acquires Cicoil and Pittsburgh Wire

    TPC Wire & Cable Corp., Macedonia, Ohio, now a part of Audax Private Equity acquired two companies: Cicoil LLC in Valencia, Calif., and Pittsburgh Wire and Cable Inc. in Pittsburgh, Pa.Cicoil is a maker of flat cable and flat and round cable assemblies for industries including semiconductor and medical, the release stated. This acquisition expands TPC's market reach and diversifies… Read More

  • October 11th, 2019

    Audax Acquires EIS and Genuine Cable Products

    Audax Private Equity completed its acquisition of EIS, Inc., which includes Genuine Cable Group.  Founded in 1950 and headquartered in Atlanta, GA, EIS, Inc. is a leading distributor, fabricator, and converter of electrical process materials, wire, cable and assemblies serving end-user segments in electrical power and related markets.   Note - EIS, Inc. is a completely separate company from EIS Wire… Read More

  • September 26th, 2019

    Times Microwave - Thompson joins Operations team

    Times Microwave named Luke Thompson Production Manager for the company's Extrusion Department reporting to Vincent Panuccio, Director of Cable Operations.   Thompson has over 35 years in the wire and cable industry most recently with RSCC Wire & Cable.  He will handle improving Extrusion Scheduling, Quality, and Performance. Read More

  • September 19th, 2019

    Service Wire - Oldaker Promoted, Stanford Joins

    Louis Weisberg, President and CEO of Service Wire Co., Culloden, West Virginia, announced that Charles (Chuck) Oldaker, Jr. has been elevated to the position of Executive Vice President, and Steven Stanford joins as National Sales Manager. Oldaker also maintains his position as CFO along with assuming additional corporate responsibilities. In 2002, he joined Service Wire Company as Controller.  Initially, he… Read More

  • September 16th, 2019

    Underwriters Labs - UL - Leadership Changes

    Keith Williams President and CEO of UL and Underwriters Laboratories will retire later this year after leading both the Underwriters Labs non-profit organization and UL LLC for profit company.  Starting September 30, 2019, Jennifer Scanlon will succeed Williams as President and CEO of UL, LLC, in transition.  Effective January 1, 2020, Terry Brady, will continue his role as President and… Read More

  • September 16th, 2019

    Encore Wire - Eckert succeeds Bilban

    Daniel L. Jones, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Encore Wire Corporation, said that Frank J. Bilban, will retire in May of 2020. His successor is Bret J. Eckert, who was hired following an intensive search process. Bilban, who has served the Company for 20 years  will remain Vice President-Finance and Chief Financial Officer, through December 31, 2019 while… Read More

  • July 30th, 2019

    Omni Cable Business as Usual with New Owner Dot Holdings

    Omni Cable Corporation (OmniCable), West Chester, Pa., signed an agreement to be acquired by a subsidiary of Dot Holdings Co (DHC), which is owned by Dot Family Holdings (DFH).DFH is focused exclusively on acquiring leading middle-market distribution companies with a special interest in master/two-step distribution and any national distribution models.  The company is predominantly known for food distribution.Jeff Siegfried, OmniCable… Read More