Eric Lawrence of Berk-Tek new chair of CCCA
By Anthony Capkun
May 28, 2014 – The Communications Cable & Connectivity Association (CCCA)—a group of cabling manufacturers, distributors and material suppliers—has elected its new officers, and heading up the group is Eric Lawrence of Berk-Tek (a Nexans company) as chair.
Rounding out the group are 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.
“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,” said Lawrence, adding, “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 says its anti-counterfeit initiatives are resulting in greater 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, adds CCCA, and voluntarily suspend their installation or re-cable projects with compliant solid-copper cables.