March 3 2016

Southwire President of North America, Jack Carlson, has decided to retire. He will serve in an advisory role to Southwire’s leadership team until May 31, 2016.

Carlson began his career at Southwire in 2001 after more than 20 years of industry experience with leading companies such as Square D and Yale Security Group. Since that time, his influence and focus on innovation and growth have created a substantial impact on Southwire’s approach to developing customer solutions.

Carlson joined Southwire as president of the Electrical Division and was later promoted to president of North America. He served as a leader in all areas of the business, including sales, marketing, product development, divisional growth and research, and his experience in the wire and cable industry sparked the innovation of creative and unique processes and products.

As the company positions itself to best serve the needs of its customers, Southwire has reorganized into business groups based on its approach to the market. Charlie Murrah has been promoted to president of the Power Systems and Solutions Group. A more than 30-year veteran of the company, Murrah served most recently as president of the company’s energy business. Throughout his career, he has held numerous responsibilities in areas including the company’s engineering, manufacturing and supply chain functions.

Norman Adkins has been promoted to president of the Construction Systems and Solutions Group. Previously President of Southwire’s electrical business, Adkins has served in various roles including international manufacturing and business development, energy sales. He has also served as President of the company’s OEM business. Adkins holds 18 years of experience with the company.