We must continue our anti-counterfeit efforts and educational programs to stem the infiltration of low quality cable and connectivity products.
Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 28, 2014
The Communications Cable and Connectivity Association (CCCA), a non-profit group of leading cabling manufacturers, distributors and material suppliers, announces the election of new officers. Eric Lawrence of Berk-Tek, a Nexans company, was elected as CCCA Chairman; Bill Kloss of OFS, as Secretary and Scott Brown of General Cable, as Treasurer. Joining the officers on the Executive Committee are Kevin Ressler of TE Connectivity and George Pruce of DuPont.
“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,” states Lawrence. “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.”
CCCA 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.
“Eric has participated in CCCA since the very beginning,” notes Frank Peri, CCCA’s Executive Director. “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.”
CCCA is comprised of leading manufacturers, distributors and material suppliers who are committed to serve as a major resource for well-researched, fact-based information on the technologies and issues vital to the structured cabling industry. CCCA also is proactive at codes and standards bodies and other trade, industry and governmental organizations in communicating and influencing policy and decisions affecting the quality, performance and societal needs of the structured cabling infrastructure.
CCCA member companies are Accu-Tech; AlphaGary; Anixter; Belden; Berk-Tek, a Nexans Company; Cable Components Group; comCables; CommScope; Daikin America; DuPont; 3M; General Cable; Leviton; Optical Cable Corporation (OCC); OFS, a Furukawa Company; Panduit; PolyOne; Sentinel Connector Systems; Solvay Specialty Polymers; Superior Essex; TE Connectivity and The Siemon Company.
Headquarters: 1001 Pennsylvania NW, Washington, DC, 20004. For further information, visit the CCCA website http://www.cccassoc.org or contact Frank Peri, Executive Director at fperi(at)cccassoc(dot)org or by phone at (904) 223-4100.