Nexans CEO named president of International Cablemakers Federation

Nov. 7, 2002
Nov. 7, 2002-- Belden's CEO is the organization's new VP, while executives from Pirelli, Tele-Fonica, Corning Cable Systems, and OFS are appointed board members.

Gerard Hauser, chairman and chief executive officer of Nexans (, was elected president of the International Cablemakers Federation at the organization's most recent meeting. Hauser will be assisted by newly elected vice president Baker C. Cunningham, who is CEO of Belden (, and Noritaka Kurauchi, chairman of the board of Sumitomo Electric Industries (

The general meeting was held in Beijing, China in late October. The 125 delegates in attendance also elected the following new members to the ICF board: Valerio Battista, CEO of Pirelli Cavi e Sistemi Energia SpA; Jerzy Burdzy, vice president of Tele-Fonica Kabel SA; Lary Aiello, CEO of Corning Cable Systems; and Eddie Edwards, CEO of OFS.

The IFC was founded in 1990 as a platform for worldwide cooperation in the cable industry. It represents more than 70% of the volume of activities in the sector, for which annual sales total US$69 billion.

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