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Southwire EVP Hans Meiring to retire


September 28, 2018
By Peter Saunders

September 28, 2018 – Hans Meiring, executive vice-president (EVP) and president of operations and international business for industrial electrical cable manufacturer Southwire, will retire at the end of the year.

Meiring has spent more than 40 years in the wire and cable industry. He joined Southwire in 2012 and, as chief operating officer (COO), helped expand the company’s reach to new markets around the world.

“I’m very thankful for the time spent here,” he says. “I’ve seen growth, industry leadership and significant advancements for the company.”

As Meiring transitions into retirement, chief human resources officer (CHRO) Kathleen Edge will become EVP of operations. She joined Southwire in 2013 and has gained cross-functional leadership experience in finance and other areas.

“Hans has made a lasting impact on Southwire’s international strategies and on me personally,” she says. “I look forward to building upon his foundation.”

Finally, to succeed her, Kelley Park has been promoted from senior vice-president (SVP) of inclusivity and talent management to EVP of HR.

“I am eager and excited to expand our organizational capabilities across the company,” she says.