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Hubbell announces new Burndy, Harsh & Hazardous leadership

July 9, 2015
By Renée Francoeur

July 9, 2015 – Hubbell has selected new leaders for its Burndy and Harsh & Hazardous businesses within its Hubbell Construction & Energy (HCE) Group.

Warren Jenkins has been named vice-president and general manager of Harsh & Hazardous Connectors and Lighting. In this role, Jenkins will have responsibility for the Killark, Hawke, Chalmit, Victor, Vantage, and RigPower businesses on a global basis and will be based in St. Louis, Mo.

Jenkins has been in the industry for more than 20 years, according to Hubbell, and he most recently served as the vice-president of sales & marketing for Burndy. Prior to rejoining Burndy in 2010, Warren held positions with Cooper Crouse Hinds and Ideal Industries.

Andrew Thexton has been named vice-president and general manager of Harsh & Hazardous Communications. Thexton will oversee the GAI-Tronics and Austdac businesses on an international platform and will be based in Mohnton, Pa.


Thexton brings general management, engineering and sales experience to this role, Hubbell said, having held the position of president and CEO for Cableform prior to its acquisition by Hubbell in 2013. Most recently, he was vice-president of engineering with Hubbell Industrial Controls.

David Smith has also been named vice-president and general manager of Burndy USA within the new HCE Group.

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