News Briefs for August 11, 2015
For the latest appointments, distribution agreements, and awards, check out the news briefs for August 11, 2015.
Hubbel Incorporated announced a number of appointments for its BURNDY and Harsh & Hazardous businesses within its Hubbell Construction & Energy Group. David Smith has been named vice president and general manager, BURNDY USA, within the new HCE Group. He will be responsible for the BURNDY organization in the US and will be based in Manchester, N.H., US. Smith brings eight years of leadership experience with Hubbell Lighting (HLI), including roles as brand vice president for the Columbia and Alera businesses and vice president of operations, HLI. Warren Jenkins has been named vice president and general manager, Harsh & Hazardous Connectors and Lighting. He will have overall responsibility for the Killark, Hawke, Chalmit, Victor, Vantage, and RigPower businesses on a global basis and will be based in St. Louis, Mo., US. Warren was most recently vice president of sales and marketing for BURNDY. Andrew Thexton has been named vice president and general manager, Harsh & Hazardous Communications. He will have overall responsibility for the GAI-Tronics and Austdac businesses on a global basis and will be based in Mohnton, Pa., US. Thexton was president and CEO of Cableform prior to its acquisition by Hubbell in 2013 and most recently was vice president of engineering with Hubbell Industrial Controls.
Coaxial Components Corp. introduced an improved tool for cross-referencing the company’s extensive database of RF components. This updated, user-friendly addition to the new website assists customers in finding products that are equivalent, similar, substitute, or alternate replacements to products of other manufacturers. Coaxicom’s comprehensive database encompasses product lines from Americon, AEP, AMP, Amphenol, CDI, HUBER+SUHNER, ITT Pomona, Ma-Com, Military, Omni-Spectra, Pasternack, Radiall, Sealectro, Solitron, SV Microwave, and Tyco, and dates back to the early 1970s.
IWCS has announced its preliminary program for its annual conference, which takes place October 5 – 8 in Atlanta, Ga., US. Session topics include FTTX and active components; coatings; power over communications cable; fiber design and connectivity; cable manufacturing processes; micro-cable design; optical fiber cable and networks; flame-retardant technology; and much more.
Bulgin – an Elektron Technology brand – announced that its popular 7000 Series, 6000 Series, 400 Series, and Standard Power Buccaneer connectors and Buccaneer SMB Antenna, including 90-degree variants, have been rigorously tested and certified to meet the following ETSI and BS EN standards for random vibration, shock, and bump: For random vibration, ETSI EN 300 019-2-5 v3.0.0 (2002-12), BS EN 60068-2-64:2008 Test Fh; for shock, ETSI EN 300 019-2-5 v3.0.0 (2002-12), BS EN 60068-2-27:2009 Test Ea; and for bump, ETSI EN 300 019-2-5 v3.0.0 (2002-12), BS EN 60068-2-27:2009 Test Ea. This latest certification sets the Buccaneer range apart from other commercially available products, complementing existing IP ratings so that customers can be confident that their chosen connector or antenna will meet the physical demands of applications subject to movement.
AirBorn Inc. has entered into a partnership agreement with Mouser Electronics. AirBorn has a proven history of designing and manufacturing reliable products ranging from off-the-shelf cable assemblies to specialized components and connectors that meet military specifications. The partnership with Mouser greatly expands the ease and access early-stage conceptual design engineers will have to AirBorn’s broad range of high-reliability, high-performance interconnects. AirBorn’s complete connector offering, led by the rugged and reliable verSI brand, will be available for purchase through Mouser along with other ultra-reliable AirBorn components.
Mouser Electronics also announced it has signed an APAC distribution agreement with Omron Electronic Components to deliver Omron products to engineers and buyers in the Asia-Pacific markets. Mouser’s new distribution agreement with Omron will allow electronic design engineers across the world to order the latest Omron products directly from Mouser. With a full online catalog updated daily, engineers and buyers have convenient, continuous access to the newest technologies and components available on the market for same-day shipment.
Mouser Electronics was honored by Raytheon for its outstanding performance as a supplier to Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business instituted the annual Supplier Excellence Awards program to recognize suppliers that have provided outstanding service and partnership in exceeding customer requirements. Award candidates are judged on overall quality, on-time delivery, and demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement. Mouser was one of 50 companies recognized by Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business for 3-Star honors.
METZ CONNECT announced the addition of Future Electronics as a global distributor. The global footprint of Future Electronics will extend METZ’a product exposure and the METZ CONNECT brand to new customers around the world. In addition, the logistics and warehouse capabilities at Future Electronics will ensure a timely supply of product to customers in each region.