Donald P. Aiken has been named president of bicc Brand-Rex and Industrial Cable divisions (Willimantic, CT). Aiken succeeds George N. Benjamin, who was appointed president and chief executive of bicc cable Corp. in August.
Ruben Furcayg has joined CZ Labs (Congers, NY) on a consulting basis as vice president of sales and marketing. Starting his career in the sales department of Nutone, Furcayg founded Graystone Systems, a manufacturer and supplier of intercom and video intercom systems. After selling Graystone to Elbex, he served as the president of both companies for two years and became national sales manager of Koyo. Changes in the market sparked the founding of Ruben & Co., his own agency of representatives.
Thomas Lyga has been named marketing manager for Pass & Seymour Inc. (Syracuse, NY), a manufacturer of electrical wiring devices. He will be responsible for product distribution, training, and marketing programs for the company`s newest product lines.
Kevin St. Cyr has been named president of Berk-Tek (New Holland, PA), a subsidiary of Alcatel`s Cable and Components Div. St. Cyr succeeds Harold L. Styer, who is retiring after a 30-year career with Berk-Tek. Joining Berk-Tek as senior vice president of sales and marketing in 1996, St. Cyr also served as vice president of the lan American Product Group for the data cable product line of Alcatel`s Cable and Components Div.
The hum of cordless drills echoed throughout as movers tore down cubicle walls, where PennWell employees found solitude to write technical prose, solidify advertising deals, manage the lives of administrators, or design the perfect page.
The division, which publishes Cabling Installation & Maintenance and Cabling Product News, moved to 98 Spit Brook Road, Nashua, NH, in mid-December. Cubicle walls began coming down in mid-November and were totally disassembled by early December. A floor plan, indicating locations of employees` new cubicles, was distributed along with specific pre-move instructions.
Meanwhile, at the new building, the maze of cubicles was reassembled and laced with Category 3 and Category 5 cables. Technicians from Connectivity Inc. (Hudson, NH) were busy completing the "star topology" design. "Perhaps the most critical part of the move was transferring voice and data networks," says Les Cypret, vice president of administration.