The Communications Cable and Connectivity Association (CCCA), a non-profit group of leading cabling manufacturers, distributors and material suppliers, has announced the election of new officers. Eric Lawrence of Berk-Tek, a Nexans company, was elected as CCCA chairman, Bill Kloss of OFS, as secretary and Scott Brown of General Cable, as treasurer. Joining the officers on the executive committee are Kevin Ressler of TE Connectivity and George Pruce of DuPont.

“I look forward to serving as CCCA’s next chairman and building on the successes of past Chairmen who guided CCCA to where it is today,” said Lawrence. “My goal is to continue a tradition of growth by broadening our membership base and supporting CCCA initiatives that strengthen the quality and integrity of our industry. In particular, we must continue our anti-counterfeit efforts and educational programs to stem the infiltration of low quality cable and connectivity products, which present a serious public safety hazard.”

CCCA anti-counterfeit initiatives are resulting in greater international awareness on how to spot and avoid counterfeit cable. The Association’s education on counterfeit cable made with non-compliant copper clad aluminum has enabled contractors to identify these cables and voluntarily suspend their installation or re- cable projects with compliant solid copper cables.

“Eric has participated in CCCA since the very beginning,” notes Frank Peri, CCCA’s executive director. “He is committed to CCCA’s continued contribution to making a difference in our industry. I’m confident he will do a great job in leading our association and I look forward to working with him and the Executive Committee.”