Molex Premise Networks appoints Mortensen president, Americas

April 17, 2003
April 17, 2003--The RCDD and Certified Fiber Optic Technician was most recently director of business development at Berk-Tek, and has held executive positions within Panduit.

Molex Premise Networks ( has appointed Randy Mortensen to the position of president, Americas. With more than 13 years' experience in the structured cabling marketplace, Randy will provide global leadership regarding management, distribution, sales, marketing, and product development.

Prior to joining Molex Premise Networks, Mortensen held a variety of positions including director of business development at Berk-Tek, a Nexans company; as well as vice president of datacom sales and managing director EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) with Panduit.

Randy holds a mechanical engineering degree from Purdue University and an MBA from Loyola University. He has earned the Registered Communications Distribution Designer and Certified Fiber Optic Technician designations.

Tom Lee, vice president of new ventures with Molex Incorporated (, stated, "With Randy's strong technical background-he has been a representative of many standards organizations including EIA/TIA, ANSI, and ISO/IEC as well as being a member of the United States Technical Advisory Group to ISO/IEC SC25 WG3-Molex is pleased and welcomes the expertise that Randy brings, which will allow us to maintain our leadership role in the structured cabling industry."

Molex Premise Networks is a subsidiary of Molex Inc., a 62-year-old manufacturer of electronic, electrical, and fiber-optic interconnection products and systems, switches, and applications tooling. Based in Lisle, IL, Molex operates 54 manufacturing facilities in 19 countries. Molex Premise Networks manufactures a portfolio of products specific to the transmission of voice, data, and video imaging signals.

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