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.

  • August 8th, 2019

    IEWC Expands in Mexico

    IEWC, major cable distributor based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, opened its newest distribution facility in Hermosillo, Sonora, México in August 2019. This facility increases IEWC’s capacity to service its customers’ wire, cable and wire management product needs with increased local inventory and shipping capabilities.Michelle Osman, IEWC Chief Operating Officer commented, “This is an exciting time for expansion. IEWC is looking forward… Read More

  • July 30th, 2019

    WCISA Reports Officers and Board Elections

    Wire & Cable Industry Suppliers Assn (WCISA) reports the following Board elections and changes effective August 1, 2019:Drew Richards, CEO, RichardsApex, Inc. has been re-elected as President, serving a new three-year term.  Rahul Sachdev, Executive Vice President, Wire & Plastic Machinery Corp. has been re-elected as WCISA®’s Immediate Past PresidentExisting Board Members who were re-elected to three-year terms include David… 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

  • 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 Engineered Wire & Cable and has held various top management positions at Marmon companies such as Marmon Utility 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