Houston Wire & Cable Makes Governance, Management Changes

The distributor of wire, cable, lifting products, slings, fasteners and clamps has a new chairman and a handful of VPs, while its CFO is leaving in July.

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HOUSTON — Houston Wire & Cable Company announced June 12 that Gary Yetman has been named executive chairman of the board. William H. Sheffield, who has served as non-executive chairman since 2012, will remain on the board and succeed Yetman as chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Sheffield previously announced his intention to retire from the board upon expiration of his current term.

Yetman joined the HWCC board in 2014, following the sale of Coleman Cable, Inc., where he served as the chief executive officer and president from 1999 until the sale. Under Yetman’s leadership, Coleman Cable more than doubled revenues from its 2006 IPO to its sale in 2014.

The Company also announced several promotions, effective immediately.

  • Jerry Zurovchak, previously Director of Operations, has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Operations, IT and purchasing will report to Zurovchak, who joined the Company in 2019 from General Cable, a Prysmian Group company.
  • Allison Ruggles Goldie, previously Director of Information Technology, has been named Vice President of Information Technology.
  • Tamika Howard, previously Controller, has been named Vice President and Controller.
  • Lara Walker, previously Director of Human Resources, has been named Vice President of Human Resources.
  • David Sanborn, previously Vice President of the Company’s Southwest Wire Rope operating unit, has been named Senior Vice President of Southwest Wire Rope.

“I am delighted to recognize these valued team members,” said James L. Pokluda III, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Their promotions tangibly demonstrate our company’s commitment to recognizing talent and achievement.”

Separately, HWCC announced that Christopher Micklas, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has notified the board of his decision to leave the Company effective July 10 in order to join a start-up business in another industry. Micklas also serves as the Company’s chief accounting officer. Eric Davis, currently President of the Company’s Heavy Lift division, will become interim chief financial officer and chief accounting officer upon Micklas’ departure. Davis joined the Company in 1993 and was formerly Vice President and Controller for 14 years.

Pokluda said, “We thank Chris for his contributions and insights in helping position our company for future success. While we are sorry he has decided to leave, we wish him the best in his new endeavor.”

With 44 years of experience in the industry, Houston Wire & Cable Company, an industrial distributor, is a large provider of products in the U.S. market. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, the Company has sales and distribution facilities strategically located throughout the United States.

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