TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Custom Cable Industries (http://www.customcable.com), a leading connectivity company with national presence and global distribution, has selected Thomas P. Ward as its new president.
The company was recently reorganized following its voluntary petition under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code to reorganize and implement a balance sheet restructuring. “The resultant asset purchase has set the stage for Custom Cable’s future growth and Tom is the right person to lead that,” says Gregg Stewart, who served as general manager and chief restructuring officer in the predecessor company. “I am pleased to hand the reins to Tom and am confident that his track record of global strategic growth in the technology and telecommunications industries is the perfect match for Custom Cable’s market potential.”
With relevant experience in domestic and international divisions of Fortune 100/1000 companies and proven success in sales, marketing, business operations, finance, manufacturing and supply chain, Ward has driven growth and delivered stakeholder value at global organizations including AT&T, Lucent and CommScope.
Ward graduated from Central Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology and Journalism and earned an MBA specializing in Finance and Enterprise Globalization from Florida Atlantic University. As a volunteer, he has co-chaired the finance committee of the Miami-Dade Broadband Coalition, a not-for-profit organization that provides broadband access and digital literacy to underserved communities in South Florida.
“I am extremely pleased to be joining Custom Cable at this point in the company’s growth,” says Ward. “We are grateful to the customers, employees and suppliers who have supported the company during the past year and look forward to exceeding expectations as we articulate and execute on our vision.”
About Custom Cable Industries
Founded in 1980, Custom Cable Industries (http://www.customcable.com) is a leading connectivity company with national presence and global distribution. A longtime partner with Fortune 500 companies, Custom Cable offers an impressive line of central office, custom, OEM, standards-based and network cable solutions and has best in class certification in U.S. manufacturing and installation connectivity services including structured cabling, network, voice and data solutions.
With both TL9000 and ISO 9001:2008 certifications, Custom Cable also holds an independently verified Telcordia GR-326 CORE Issue 4 certification for multiple singlemode connector types. Custom Cable was awarded a Verizon 2009 Supplier Recognition Award in the Network Product & Services category.