Ian Wilkie appointed managing director of Brand-Rex

May 12, 2016
Wilkie was most recently the commercial director for Brand-Rex, which was recently acquired by Leviton.

Leviton Manufacturing Company Inc. recently announced that Ian Wilke has been appointed to the position of managing director of Brand-Rex LTD, a data network cable provider. Brand-Rex also manufactures a wide range of high-performance specialty cables for military, underground and extreme environmental applications, is part of Leviton’s Network Solutions group and serves customers in Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific markets. Leviton acquired Brand-Rex in December 2015.

“We are pleased that Ian Wilkie is driving the future of Brand-Rex,” said Ross Goldman, executive vice president and general manager at Leviton Network Solutions. “With our combined strategy in place, Ian’s appointment enables us to implement our plans quickly and sets the stage for Leviton’s continued growth as a global player.”

Wilkie has been with Brand-Rex for more than 15 years, holding several senior management positions including his most recent role as commercial director. He has served as a board member since 2008. Prior to Brand-Rex, Wilkie held several divisional and corporate leadership roles at BICC, including export sales director.

“I am delighted to lead this highly respected business, and I believe my drive, passion and experience will help us achieve even greater success under our new Leviton ownership,” Wilkie said. “Our employee and customers are very excited by the opportunities we have as part of a global organization. Some channel partners have already commented on our renewed focus. I am confident that the scale and breadth of our resources position us to be a true market leader.”

Martin Hanchard, who is stepping down as CEO of Brand-Rex, will serve in an advisory capacity until June 30. Goldman commented, “We sincerely thank Martin for his leadership in building Brand-Rex to where it is today, and we wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

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