Hitachi Cable America Hires John Gibson

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Hitachi Cable America, a unit of Hitachi Cable Ltd., has recently announced the addition of John Gibson as Hitachi Cable America's Senior Vice President of Engineering and Quality Assurance.

Hitachi Cable America Inc. is pleased to introduce a new member to its management staff. John A. Gibson, formerly of Nexans, Inc., has joined Hitachi Cable America as its Sr. VP Engineering and Quality Assurance. Gibson started his wire and cable career with Berk-Tek in 1976. He departed in 1978 to complete his BSME at Drexel University, and returned in 1982 as Product Engineering Manager. Gibson held a variety of technical and operations positions for the Berk-Tek / Nexans US premise copper and fiber optic locations. He and his wife, Mary Susan, relocated to Paris, France in 1998, when he was appointed Global Technical Director, Data Cable Product Line. He returned to New Holland, PA in 2001 as Sr VP of Operations and Technology for the New Holland, PA and Fuquay Varina, NC business units. In addition to this role, Gibson became General Manager of the Elm City, NC aerospace unit in 2004.

About Hitachi Cable America, Manchester Facility:
The Manchester facility (Performance Cable Systems & Materials Division) is a unit of Hitachi Cable America, Inc. Located in Manchester, New Hampshire, the division manufactures a complete line of high-performance copper and fiber optic cables for the communication industry. Over 4,000 different cable products are manufactured at this facility. Products include category copper communication cables, premise cables, indoor, indoor/outdoor and outside plant fiber optic cables, industrial Ethernet cables, as well as round and flat electronic cables.

To learn more about Hitachi Cable America, Inc. and the Performance Cables Systems & Materials Division, please visit our website at http://www.hca.hitachi-cable.com. Hitachi Cable America, Inc. is a unit of Hitachi Cable, Ltd., Japan which is held by Hitachi, Ltd., Japan.

About Hitachi, Ltd.:
Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 360,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2010 (ended March 31, 2011) consolidated revenues totaled $112.2 billion. Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com

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