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Jack Carlson retiring, Southwire reorganizes business groups

March 3, 2016 | By Anthony Capkun

Southwire HQ in Carrollton, Ga., courtesy Southwire

March 3, 2016 – Southwire’s president of North America, Jack Carlson, is retiring, but staying on in an advisory role until May 31, 2016.

Carlson began his career at Southwire in 2001 as president of the Electrical Division, and was later promoted to president of North America.

In other company news, Southwire has reorganized into business groups that aim to align with its approach to the market. Norman Adkins has been promoted to president of the Construction Systems & Solutions Group, and Charlie Murrah has been promoted to president of the Power Systems & Solutions Group.

Adkins, who previously served as president of Southwire’s Electrical Business, has 18 years of experience with the company. Murrah, a 30+ year veteran of the company, served most recently as president of the company’s Energy Business.


Hans Meiring, executive vice-president of Operations & International, will continue to lead the company’s efforts “as it builds world-class manufacturing capabilities and extends its international presence”.

“Through this new structure, I believe we have the right organizational support and talent in place to move Southwire toward continued success in the future,” said Rich Stinson, Southwire president & CEO.

— Southwire HQ in Carrollton, Ga., courtesy Southwire

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