2023 Event Agenda

  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Check-in/Networking
  • 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. - Lunch with Keynote Speaker, John Traynor of Cambridge Trust. 
    • As President of Cambridge Trust Wealth Management of Connecticut, John directs the overall Wealth Management process and has ultimate responsibility for the success of each client relationship. He has appeared regularly on CNBC, Nightly Business Report, and FOX Business Network, as well as being quoted in the NY Times and Wall Street Journal.
  • 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Young Professionals Session
    • Hosted by Charles Glew, President, of Cable Components Group and Chairman of WCMA Young Professionals group, the session features David Fisher, President of James Monroe Wire & Cable, and Adam Chase, President & CEO of Chase Corp. discussing the "Why Wire & Cable - A Rewarding Career Choice."    

2023 Annual Meeting Summary

More than 130  members and guests attended the Wire & Cable Manufacturer's Alliance, Inc. Annual Membership Meeting on November 30, 2023, at the Downtown Hartford Marriott.

John Traynor, Executive Vice President of Cambridge Trust, returned to present key economic, political, and manufacturing topics. Concluding the luncheon, more than 60 attendees participate in the inaugural Young Professional Panel Discussion - "Why Wire & Cable - A Rewarding Career Choice." Moderated by Charles Glew, David Fisher, President, James Monroe Wire & Cable, and Adam Chase, President & CEO, Chase Corp., presented and provided insight on career opportunities and talent retention in the wire and cable industry.

Members voted and approved a new slate of Officers and Board of Directors for 2024, including:

  • President - Chris Venice, President, Marmon, IEI
  • Vice President - Tom Artinian, Principal, Artinian Group
  • Past President - David Fisher, President, James Monroe Wire & Cable
  • Young Professionals Liason - Sue Welsh, President (retired), Rubadue Wire
  • Directors:
    • Alberto Aguilar, President, Carris Reels
    • Shane Berry, VP Manufacturing and Distribution, Service Wire
    • Adam Chase, CEO, Chase Corp.
    • John Dognazzi, Managing Director NA, Sikora
    • Eric Fisk, CEO, Fisk Alloy
    • Peter Moran, Vice President Industrial Infrastructure, Marmon IEI
    • Greg Smith, CEO, International Wire
    • Cheryl Stewart, COO, Quabbin Wire

The 2024 WCMA Distinguished Career Award recipients were announced:

  • Tom Artinian, Principal, Artinian Group
  • Larry Bleich, Director R&D, CommScope (retired)
  • Anthony Fedor, Product Manager, Cable, Times Microwave, 
  • David Fisher, President, James Monroe Wire & Cable
  • Ron Gibson, Purchasing Manager, Service Wire & Co.
  • Brian Holden, National Accounts Manager, Carris Reels (retired)
  • Mike Patel, Director of Marketing, Teknor Apex
  • Tom White, President, New England Wire Technologies  

In 2023, WCMA donated $19,300 to UCONN Cancer Research, Toys for Tots, Industry Scholarship Programs, and several other charities including Breast Cancer, American Red Cross, UNICEF, Wounded Warriors, and others. WCMA donates to charities annually on behalf of its annual Distinguished Career Award Recipients.