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DAVID BRAUN JOINS TEKNOR APEX AS WIRE & CABLE INDUSTRY MANAGER FOR THE VINYL DIVISION

David Braun

PAWTUCKET, RI, U.S.A., February 19, 2015: Teknor Apex Company has appointed David Braun to be wire and cable industry manager for the Vinyl Division. He will take part in Interwire 2015 at the Teknor Apex exhibit (Booth 212).

Mr. Braun will direct all marketing and business development activities for the Division’s wire and cable products, including Apex? PVC compounds, Flexalloy? vinyl elastomers, Fireguard? low-flame, low-smoke plenum compounds, and Halguard? halogen-free flame-retardant (HFFR) compounds.

“David brings more than 20 years of management experience in wire and cable, including sales, marketing, business development, and top executive positions,” said Mike Patel, director of marketing and business development for the Vinyl Division of Teknor Apex. “His extensive understanding of the industry will benefit our customers and play a vital role in the continuing growth and diversification of our wire and cable business.”

David Braun comes to Teknor Apex from Cable Components, LLC, which he joined in 2007 as vice president in charge of business development and for the past four years has served as vice president and managing director. He entered the wire and cable industry in 1992 when he joined NEPTCO Inc., beginning as a sales engineer and subsequently serving as product manager and then business unit manager.

Mr. Braun holds an MBA from Bryant University in Smithfield, RI and a BSc in chemical engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is a member of the International Wire and Cable Symposium Committee and was 2012 chairman. He is also active in BICSI and serves on the board of the Communications Cable & Connectivity Assn. (CCCA). He is the holder of two patents relating to cable technology.

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About Teknor Apex. Teknor Apex Company, a privately held firm founded in 1924, is one of the world’s leading custom compounders of plastics. Teknor Apex produces flexible and rigid vinyl, thermoplastic elastomers, nylons, toll and specialty compounds, color masterbatches, specialty chemicals, bioplastics and hoses. The company is headquartered in Pawtucket, RI, U.S.A. and operates thirteen facilities worldwide in the United States, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, China and Singapore. To learn more visit: www.teknorapex.com.

The Vinyl Division of Teknor Apex Company is a leading manufacturer of compounds based on PVC, including Apex? flexible and rigid vinyl, Flexalloy? vinyl elastomers, Fireguard? low-flame, low-smoke compounds for wire and cable, and BioVinyl™ compounds with bio-based plasticizer. The Division is an international supplier to the appliance, automotive, construction, medical device, wire and cable, and other industries.

READER INQUIRY INFORMATION: Address all mail inquiries to Teknor Apex, 505 Central Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02861 U.S.A. Tel: 1-401-725-8000. Tel. from U.S. only: 1-800-554-9892. Fax: 1-401-729-0166. E-mail: vinyl@teknorapex.com.