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Belden forms four global business segments


May 2, 2013
By Alyssa Dalton

May 2, 2013 – Belden Inc., a player in signal transmission solutions, has realigned across four global business segments, in an effort to capitalize on new market opportunities and to bring innovative solutions to a growing customer base, it says.

The four operating segments are:

• Industrial Connectivity Solutions—Christoph Gusenleitner now leads this business segment, which consists of industrial cable and connector products that transport mission-critical signals for reliable network communication and machine-to-machine connectivity for industrial automation, machine building and automotive production applications. Gusenleitner was previously EVP, EMEA operations and global connector products.

• Industrial IT Solutions—Dhrupad Trivedi leads this segment of hardware and software systems that address the mission-critical networking demands of the discrete and process automation industries worldwide. Previously, Trivedi served as VP strategy & corporate development.

• Enterprise Connectivity Solutions—Glenn Pennycook enters a new role as leader of this segment, which consists of network infrastructure systems that transport voice, video and high-speed data in enterprise IT applications for data centres, healthcare, finance, and education markets. Pennycook was previously president of Enterprise Solutions at Belden.

• Broadcast Solutions—Advanced hardware, software and connectivity systems for media companies to create, manage and deliver high-quality content around the world. This portfolio of businesses will continue to be managed by Strath Goodship, Dave Jackson, and Jimmy Rayford.

“We believe this action highlights our strategic focus on continuing to build leading global businesses with strong financial attributes. Through this, Belden can deliver even more value to our enterprise, industrial and broadcast customers around the world and quickly capitalize on new market opportunities,” said John Stroup, president and CEO of Belden. ”This team has served Belden in a variety of senior operating, strategy, and finance related roles and its members are considered by many as industry experts.”

Meantime, Denis Suggs, EVP, Americas operations & global cable products, has left Belden to pursue other opportunities.

“While we’re excited to begin this next phase of business at Belden, we also must recognize that transitions are often precursors for leadership change as well,” he continued. “We thank Denis for his solid performance over the past six years, and appreciate the strong team he has assembled. We wish Denis the best in his future endeavours.”