Eric Lawrence of Berk-Tek, a Nexans company, recently was elected as the next chairman of the Communications Cable and Connectivity Association (CCCA). Lawrence is joined by fellow officers and executive-committee members Bill Kloss of OFS (secretary), Scott Brown of General Cable (treasurer), Kevin Ressler of TE Connectivity (executive committee member), and George Pruce of Dupont (executive committee member).
Lawrence said, “I look forward to serving as CCCA’s next chairman and building on the successes of past chairmen who guided CCCA to where it is today. My goal is to continue a tradition of growth by broadening our membership base and supporting CCCA initiatives that strengthen the quality and integrity of our industry. In particular, we must continue our anti-counterfeit efforts and educational programs to stem the infiltration of low-quality cable and connectivity products, which present a serious public safety hazard.”
The CCCA said its anti-counterfeit initiatives “are resulting in greater international awareness on how to spot and avoid counterfeit cable. The association’s education on counterfeit cable made with non-compliant copper-clad aluminum has enabled contractors to identify these cables and voluntarily suspend their installation or re-cable projects with compliant solid copper cables.”
The association’s executive director, Frank Peri, noted, “Eric has participated in CCCA since the very beginning. He is committed to CCCA’s continued contribution to making a difference in our industry. I’m confident he will do a great job in leading our association, and I look forward to working with him and the executive committee.”