General Cable Corporation (NYSE: BGC) (the Company) is pleased to announce the promotion of Peter A. Campbell to Executive Vice President of General C able Corporation and Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific effective December 11, 2012. Today, the Company’s Asia Pacific region includes operations and investments principally in Australia, China, Fiji, India, New Zealand, the Philippines, and Thailand that together represent more than $700 million in annual revenue, at current metal prices. Mr. Campbell is also responsible for the Company’s investments in Oman and Pakistan.
Mr. Campbell joined General Cable more than two years ago as Senior Vice President, Asia and previously held management, manufacturing and engineering positions of increasing responsibilities with multi-national firms including Fosroc International and BP Chemicals. He has spent a significant part of his career living and working throughout the Asia Pacific region. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Phelps Dodge International (Thailand) Limited, PDTL Trading, Thai Copper Rod Company Limited and our joint ventures General Cable Oman and Phelps Dodge Yantai Cable Company. Peter resides in Thailand and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom.
Chief Executive Officer Gregory B. Kenny stated, “The Asia Pacific region including China makes up more than 45% of global wire and cable demand and represents an important long-term growth opportunity for the Company. Our recent acquisition of Alcan Cable China and our Greenfield project in India, which complement our long-standing businesses in the region, are important steps in further enhancing our position in this significant and geographically diverse region. Peter’s leadership and contributions have been an integral part of the Company’s strategic development and success in Asia Pacific over the past two years. He has a deep understanding of the diverse regional markets and a proven record of success. We are pleased to welcome Peter to the global Operating Committee of General Cable.”