Hubbell appoints leadership for business units

Burndy and Harsh and Hazardous businesses within Hubbell have new VP/GMs.

Jul 9th, 2015
Newly appointed Hubbell executives (left to right) David Smith, VP/GM Burndy USA; Warren Jenkins, VP/GM Harsh and Hazardous Connectors and Lighting; Andrew Thexton, VP/GM Harsh and Hazardous Communications.
Newly appointed Hubbell executives (left to right) David Smith, VP/GM Burndy USA; Warren Jenkins, VP/GM Harsh and Hazardous Connectors and Lighting; Andrew Thexton, VP/GM Harsh and Hazardous Communications.

Hubbell Incorporated recently announced leadership appointments in the company’s Burndy and Harsh-and-Hazardous businesses, which are within the newly established Hubbell Construction and Energy Group.

David Smith (pictured, left) has been named vice president and general manager of Burndy USA. “In this role, David will have overall responsibility for the Burndy organization in the U.S. and will be based in the Manchester, NH office,” Hubbell said. “David brings eight years of leadership experience with Hubbell Lighting, including roles as brand vice president for the Columbia and Alera businesses, and vice president of operations for Hubbell Lighting. Prior to joining Hubbell Lighting, David spent 13 years at Westinghouse and General Electric in a variety of operational roles.”

Warren Jenkins (pictured, center) has been named vice president and general manager, Harsh and Hazardous Connectors and Lighting—a role in which he will have overall responsibility for Hubbell’s Killark, Hawke, Chalmit, Victor, Vantage, and RigPower businesses globally. He will be based in St. Louis, MO.

“Warren brings considerable experience to this position, having been in the industry for more than 20 years, most recently as the vice president of sales and marketing for Burndy,” Hubbell said. “Prior to rejoining Burndy in 2010, Warren held leadership positions with Cooper Crouse Hinds and Ideal Industries.”

Andrew Thexton (pictured, right) has been named vice president and general manager, Harsh and Hazardous Communications; he will have overall responsibility for the GAI-Tronics and Austdac businesses globally and will be based in Mohnton, PA.

“Andrew brings significant general management, engineering and sales experience to this role, having held the position of president and CEO of Cableform prior to its acquisition by Hubbell in 2013,” the company said. “Most recently, he was vice president of engineering with Hubbell Industrial Controls, with the additional responsibility for operations at the Cableform, Powerohm, and EC&M facilities.”

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