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Hires, promotions and an obituary

Kevin Dancy was promoted to executive vice president-operations at Roteq Machinery, Inc. He joined the company as a sales engineer in 2014, and was promoted to sales manager in 2018. Prior to that he worked for 10 years at Southwire Company, including five years as a plant manager. He also worked in engineering and managerial positions at Rexan Circuits, Tyco Thermal Controls, General Cable and Nortel. He holds a BASc degree in mechanical engineering from Queen’s University and is a licensed professional engineer. Kevin has served as an instructor for WAI’s Fundamentals of Wire Manufacturing course for several years. Based in Ontario, Canada, Roteq manufacturers rotating equipment for sectors that include the wire and cable industry. 

Shawn Mahle is director of sales-energy at Marmon Industrial Energy & Infrastructure. He most recently was director of sales-oil rig and industrial products for RSCC Wire & Cable LLC, where over seven years he was also national sales manager and sales & marketing manager. He worked in managerial positions prior to that for 11 years for companies that included Spike Electric Controls, Crawford Electric Supply, Oakwell Inc. and Amphenol ECOSystem. A division of Marmon Electrical, Marmon Industrial Energy & Infrastructure produces wire and cable for industrial, energy and infrastructure markets. 

National Standard has promoted Tom Wehner to vice president of sales and marketing. He joined the company in 2012 as a regional sales manager and was promoted to director of sales in 2020. He previously worked in sales and managing positions going back to 1999 for Pelican Products, LPS Laboratories, Praxair Distribution and ESAB. Based in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and part of the Heico Wire Group, National Standard manufacturers welding wire, tire bead wire, industrial wire and ACSR wire.

The American Wire Group appointed Scott Moore as vice president renewables, Eastern Region. He most recently was director of energy at Cameron Connect. Prior to that, he worked for six years for Prysmian, including one year as market manager, North American Renewable Energy, five years as a technical sales engineer/manager; and before that, 10 years for Draka USA. Based in Miami, Florida, American Wire Group offers a range of wire, cable and accessories for utility and renewable energy applications. 

Rob Caillet has been named vice president, corporate EHS & sustainability director, for Encore Wire. He leads both the EHS and training teams at Encore, where he has more than 25 years of experience building and sustaining successful EHS programs. He also serves as an advisor to the Lone Star Manufacturing Workforce Commission and the Collin County Local Emergency Planning Committee. Based in McKinney, Texas, Encore Wire is a leading manufacturer of copper and aluminum for residential, commercial and industrial wire.

Tom Artinian has been named president of Proterial Cable America, Inc. (formerly known as Hitachi Cable America Inc.). He will oversee the strategic direction of all North American facilities (performance cable systems and materials, high-performance medical solutions and automotive products). He has three decades of experience with both privately held and publicly traded companies. He joined HCA in 2020, and quickly progressed from executive vice president to COO of the Performance Cable Systems and Materials (PCSM) Division, a role he will continue to serve. He succeeds Lynne Humenik, who previously announced her departure from HCA. Based in Manchester, New Hampshire, Proterial Cable America, Inc., is a leading manufacturer of copper and fiber optic communication cables for the telecom industry.

Manner Polymers recently named Tom Allen as national account manager. The retired electronic technician senior chief for the Navy most recently worked for more than 10 years at Southwire as a senior buyer/commodity manager. Prior to that, he worked for more than four years at Magna International, and another three years at Bradley Morris and OFS. He holds a B.A.Sc degree from Southern Illinois University, Carondale. Based in McKinney, Texas, Manner Plastics is one of the largest U.S. suppliers of PVC compounds

Robert E. Delp, 85, of York, Pennsylvania, died Jan. 19, 2023, at York Hospital. Per WCMA and his posted obituary, Delp was the president and CEO of First Capitol Wire and Cable until the company was sold to Coleman Cable in 2011. His career began in 1956 and spanned six decades, during which he held executive level positions at Monroe Wire & Cable and Laribee Wire, as well as technical positions with Anaconda, BICC, Coleman Cable and Southwire. Most recently he continued working as the technical director for Frasier Campbell Wire & Cable, which is run by his son, Dan Delp. He was a WAI Life Member and a 2003 recipient of the Charles Scott Lifetime Achievement Award. Other survivors include his wife, Mildred, who runs York Wire & Cable along with his stepson, Robert Wilson; a second son, Robert Delp; and two sisters, Pat Godrey and Jean Orr.

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