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Bigbee to lead The Wire            technical and production operations   knowledge  of the different business
         Association International          and the development of new products   challenges faced by small municipali-
         in 2019                            and services. During his 21-year ten-  ties to large investor owned utilities.”
           The Wire Association International   ure at Encore, he has served as direc-  Gunderman has been with the com-
         (WAI), Inc. announces the appointment   tor of technical operations and product   pany for more than 18 years, with ex-
         of W.T. Bigbee as president of the as-  engineering, plant manager and qual-  perience in operations, supply chain,
         sociation for a one-year term that com-  ity control, and process engineering   customer  service,  sales,  and manage-
         menced on January 1, 2019.         manager. Before joining Encore in   ment. “Under Richard’s leadership, ex-
           Bigbee will serve as chairman of the   1997, Bigbee worked at Capital Wire/  ecution of parts and services solutions
         Board of  Directors  and  as  the  66th   General Cable for 10 years, where he   has improved,” said Weber. In his new
         president of the 89-year-old associa-  started his career in the industry and   role,  Gunderman  will  retain  his  cur-
         tion, which is headquartered in Madi-  worked his way into a process engi-  rent responsibilities and will assume
         son, Connecticut, USA.             neering position.                  service  sales  and solution  develop-
           A 31-year veteran in the wire indus-  He currently holds memberships   ment, including alignment with Terex
         try, Bigbee joined the Wire Associa-  and serves in key positions within the   Global Parts and Services activities in
         tion International in 2011. In addition   Aluminum  Association,  the  Canadian   telematics, IoT, and data analytics.
         to his  role  as WAI president,  and his   Standards Association, the Copper De-  Cammisa has been with the compa-
         forthcoming  second  term on  the  asso-  velopment Association,  the National   ny for 15 years, most recently as East
         ciation’s Board of Directors, Bigbee will   Armored Cable Manufacturers Associ-  Regional Sales  Manager.  He  has  also
                                            ation, the National Electrical Manufac-  worked as a service supervisor, product
                                            turers  Association,  the National Fire   manager, branch manager, and strate-
                                            Protection Association, and the NEMA-  gic account manager. “Nick’s experi-
                                            UL Technical Forum.                ence  in  both sales  and service  makes
                                              The  Wire Association International,   him ideal for leading our service sales
                                            Inc. is governed by a network of volun-  organization,” said Gunderman.
                                            teers from around the world.  Joining   For more information on Terex Utili-
                                            Bigbee for the 2019 term will be mem-  ties visit
                                            bers of the association’s 2019  execu-
                                            tive committee: First  Vice  President,  Ranger Lifting Welcomes
                                            Jan Sørige,  Enkotec  Co. Inc.;  Second   William Essey
                                            Vice President, Tom Heberling, South-  Ranger Lifting has named William
                                            wire Co. LLC; Executive Committee   Essey technical sales specialist, as the
                                            Members, Daniel Blais, Prysmian, and   New  South  Wales,  Australia-based
                                            James R. York, Insteel Industries; and   company continues to expand its team
                                            Immediate Past President, Richard T.   at new Prestons headquarters nr. Syd-
                                            Wagner, Insteel Wire Products.     ney. Essey stepped into the role at the
                                            Terex Utilities Names              end of last year but resumes in earnest
                                                                               as the New Year gathers pace.
                                            New Leaders to Expand                Essey brings a wealth of relevant
                      W.T. Bigbee           Technical Services &               experience to the lifting and rigging
         serve on its Conference Programming  Support                          equipment supplier,  derived from 13

         Committee, Exhibition Planning Com-  Terex Utilities announces two organi-  years  in  the  marketplace, including  a
         mittee, and Oversight Committee.   zational changes to further underscore   decade at Gunnebo Industries, a chain
           Commenting on  this  new  appoint-  the company’s commitment  to serving   and component manufacturer.  Recent
         ment, WAI Executive Director Steven   customers through the entire life of   roles  include  internal  sales  and pur-
         Fetteroll said, “The Association is for-  their equipment. Richard Gunderman   chasing in addition to regional and
         tunate to have the leadership of W.T.   has been promoted from Director to Vice   operations management. He was most
         Bigbee and the support of an amazing   President Parts and Services, report-  recently  sales  manager at a fellow
         company, Encore  Wire,  during  this   ing to Clint Weber, Vice President and   Sydney-side lifting and height safety
                                                                            Looking for a product or service
         exciting period for the wire and cable   General Manager for Terex Utilities. In   equipment supplier.
         manufacturing sector. Bigbee  under-  addition, Nick Cammisa was named to   Essey, who is extensively trained and
                                                                            related to wire rope and slings?
         stands the confluence of Industry 4.0,   the newly created position of Director,   boasts a degree in economics,  said: “I
         lean  manufacturing,  and employment   Service Sales, reporting to Gunderman.
         markets and, as a result, he can ensure   “Terex Utilities is  devoted to help-
         the Association is positioned to support   ing  fleet  managers  maintain  the  best
         the needs of the industry. This vision   possible up-time of their  equipment,”
         led to the ‘Next Generation’ theme for   said Weber. “Our growing national
         the Interwire  2019 Conference  and it   footprint of service centers allows us to
         was the impetus behind the creation of   expand our customer support, which is
         a plant manager’s forum.”          focused on premier service and reduced
           Bigbee  is  vice  president  of  opera-  downtime. Maintaining that  level of
         tions at Encore Wire Corporation. His   customer service is due in part to hav-
         current role includes the oversight of   ing dedicated personnel with intimate

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