Southwire (Carrollton, GA): Effective Jan. 1, 2022, Norman Adkins will be president of Wire and Cable and COO for Southwire. Adkins and his team will be focused on accelerating growth in Southwire’s core wire and cable business. In this role, he will lead Southwire’s wire and cable commercial teams and oversee all of Southwire’s wire and cable operations and supply chain management, including metals.
Adkins joined Southwire in 1998. Since that time, he has led teams across the organization in both the commercial and manufacturing space including International, Energy, OEM, Electrical Distribution and Retail, among others. Within Adkins’ team, Kathleen Edge will continue to lead Southwire’s wire and cable operations teams as EVP of operations and will remain focused on continued growth and improvement in areas including safety, lean culture and the company’s nearly one-billion-dollar investment into modernization. Charlie Murrah will expand his role within this team to now serve as EVP, chief supply chain officer and will lead supply chain efforts for the entire company, including metals.