Burndy/Hubbell (Manchester, N.H.): Hubbell recently announced the following leaders to its Burndy and Harsh & Hazardous businesses within its Hubbell Construction & Energy (HCE) Group. David Smith has been named V.P. and general manager, BurndyUSA within the new HCE Group. He will have overall responsibility for the Burndy organization in the United States and will be based in the Manchester office. Smith brings eight years of leadership experience with Hubbell Lighting (HLI), including roles as brand V.P. for the Columbia and Alera businesses and V.P. of operations, HLI. Prior to joining Hubbell, Smith spent 13 years at Westinghouse and General Electric in a variety of operational roles. He has a bachelor’s of science degree in manufacturing engineering from Western Carolina University and an MBA from Queens University of Charlotte.
Warren Jenkins has been named V.P. and general manager, Harsh & Hazardous Connectors and Lighting. In this role, he will have overall responsibility for the Killark, Hawke, Chalmit, Victor, Vantage and RigPower businesses on a global basis and will be based in St. Louis. Jenkins has been in the industry for more than 20 years, most recently as Burndy’s V.P. of sales and marketing. Prior to rejoining the company in 2010, he held leadership positions with Cooper Crouse Hinds and Ideal Industries.
Andrew Thexton has been named V.P. and general manager of Burndy’s Harsh & Hazardous Communications unit. He will have overall responsibility for the GAI-Tronics and Austdac businesses on a global basis and will be based in Mohnton, Pa. Thexton was president and CEO for Cableform prior to its acquisition by Hubbell in 2013. Most recently, he was V.P. of engineering with Hubbell Industrial Controls with the additional responsibility for operations at the Cableform, Powerohm, and EC&M facilities. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech and an MBA from the College of William & Mary.