Axel Schlumberger joined Southwire Company in 1997 and currently serves as Senior Vice President of Wire & Cable R&D and Technology.Prior roles at Southwire include multiple technical and commercial leadership and executive roles in High Voltage Cable Systems, Southwire’s Utility Business and Southwire Canada.Axel is a leading expert on engineered cables and conductors, Power Delivery and High Voltage Cables & Systems.He holds a master’s degree in Electric Energy Systems and Power Apparatus from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany. A senior member of the IEEE Power & Energy Society, he is also a member of CIGRE and a contributing author of EPRI's Underground Transmission Systems Reference Book.Axel is a native of Germany and resides in Atlanta, Georgia.
Bernd Lohmüller has been the Managing Director and Chief Sales Officer of Niehoff Group since his appointment in July 2017. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering.
Brian Frame has a BSc in Engineering and Management from Napier University, Edinburgh, and an MBA from Abertay University, Dundee.He has over 35 years industrial experience in a number of engineering and management roles, initially in the electronics and sheet metal engineering sectors, including multi-nationals such as NCR, AT&T, ICI and Litton Industries.He co-led a Management Buy-Out in 1998, resulting in his first CEO role in 2001.Brian’s experience covers a wide range of industries and technologies covering explosives, ATMs, electronics, mobile telecom, sheet metal operations, gas generation equipment and even insect catching devices.Since 2008, he has been Managing Director of Rautomead Limited, a UK designer and provider of continuous casting technology and equipment for the non-ferrous metals industry.
Charlie Durant joined CRU in 2010. He gained an academic scholarship to study for a masters in International Business at the University of Nottingham, where he also obtained his undergraduate degree. Charlie is a Principal Consultant in the Copper Team. He works across various products and is the editor of the Copper Market Outlook. Charlie was previously Head of CRU’s Aluminium Downstream and Demand Team and also worked in CRU’s Thermal Coal Team.
Chenfei joined CRU as an Analyst within the Wire and Cable Team and is the current editor of CRU’s Wire and Cable Market Outlook. Prior to CRU, Chenfei spent 4 years working at Rolls-Royce in a variety of engineering leadership roles, with a focus on aeroengine technology development and process improvement. He holds an MSc in Advanced Materials Science and Engineering (Distinction) from Imperial College London, and a BEng (Hons) in Chemical and Materials Engineering (First Class and Dean’s List) from the University of Auckland.
Merrion Edwards is currently the director of market and technology development, optical fibre and cable, for Corning Optical Communications. She has over 25 years of experience in the field of telecommunications and is the author of 60 papers in industry journals, covering a broad range of applications: Core, Metro, Access, DataCenter, Transportand Photonics. During her career at Corning, Dr. Edwards has become a knowledge expert on emerging telecommunications trends and synergetic innovation of optical fibre, cable and components to enable advancement of telecommunications transport systems. Prior to joining Corning, Edwards conducted research into photonic devices for telecommunications and sensing. Edwards holds a PhD from the Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton in the United Kingdom.
Eoin Dinsmore joined CRU in 2011 after previously working for Nestle. Eoin is the head of the CRU aluminium primary and products team.As a research manager at CRU he leads a team of analysts across three continents. Through this work, supporting the world's leading aluminium companies, he has built a reputation as one of the leading aluminum market analysts. Eoin has an extensive network in the aluminium industry and is a regular speaker at industry events.Eoin obtained an MSc in Finance and Capital markets from Dublin City University in 2008 and holds a BA in Economics and History from the National University of Ireland.
Agenda Title: Energy Wire & Cable Market Leadership Strategies Agenda Time : 10:00 - 12:00 Agenda Day : 19/05/2021 00:00:00
Francesco Fanciulli has been Executive Vice President of the Energy segment since February 2018. He holds a degree in Law from the Cattolica University of Milan. In 1988, he joined Procter and Gamble, where he held various leadership roles within sales and marketing, culminating in his appointment as Head of Mass Retail for Italy. He moved to Pirelli in 1998 as Marketing Director for its Tyres division and subsequently held various sales-management positions in this division, eventually becoming Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing. He has been with Prysmian since 2008, contributing his vast experience in sales and marketing and occupying various positions of regional responsibility, such as CEO India, CEO Turkey and CEO Danube Area. Since 2015 - when the Central Eastern Europe region was created - he has been CEO CEE Region, responsible for integration of Germany and the Danube Area and development of the region’s industrial footprint.
Johann Jäkel joined Rosendahl in 1986 as a Project Engineer. After moving into the Sales department (where he started as a Junior Sales Engineer for the Indian market) he focused more on European markets and became Key Account Manager in 2002. Later on Johann was promoted to the position of the Sales Director and since 2019 he is responsible covering the position of Business Unit Director of Rosendahl's Wire & Cable Division.
Agenda Title: Fibre & Communications Cable Market Leadership Strategies Agenda Time : 14:30 - 16:30 Agenda Day : 19/05/2021 00:00:00
Kirsten Kück has worked at Aurubis since September 2000 and serves as Sustainability Manager. In this position, she works together with the relevant Group departments on sustainability topics – developing, implementing and monitoring strategic aspects as well as increasing ESG reporting.
Max Yates works on the Credit Suisse Industrials Equity research team focusing on a range of end markets including cables. He has nine years of experience working as a financial analyst looking at both developed market and emerging market companies. Specifically, on the cables he has written detailed reports on consolidation trends in Cables and the Submarine cable market structure and covers related companies, Prysmian, Nexans and NKT. He graduated with a BA (hons) degree from Trinity College Dublin.
Michael is Head of CRU’s Wire and Cable team, and works across the full portfolio of products analysing key trends and developments in both the metallic wire and cable, and optical fibre industries. Michael joined CRU Analysis in 2015 gaining experience across several commodities including; nickel, chrome, molybdenum and stainless steel. Before Joining CRU, Michael gained experience as an exploration geologist focusing on precious and base metal mineralisation in North Africa. He completed his undergraduate studies at Cardiff University where he attained a First Class degree with Honours in Geology. He also holds an MSc in Mining Geology (Distinction) from Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter.
Rahul heads STL sales in the Europe region. He has around 20 years of experience in technology and telecom and has earlier worked with Apple, Samsung, LG, and Airtel.
Thomas Peter Samson studied economics at the Wirtschaftsakademie Hamburg (WAH). After graduation in 1994, he began his career at Norddeutsche Affinerie AG, Hamburg, Germany in the copper sales department. In 1996 he switched to the Anders Group, a family-owned trader and processor of lumber, starting as area sales manager and later moving on to manage the furniture panels trading business. In 2002, Mr. Samson returned to Norddeutsche Affinerie AG – since 2008 Aurubis AG – as key account manager for copper wire rod and shapes and was later promoted to his current position as Head of Sales for Shapes, Bars+Profiles, and Copper on Account.
An industrial engineer and postgraduate at IESE, Veronica Iliescu has extensive experience in the telecommunications and signalling cable sector, and has led projects in different countries. She has been with Cablescom for 26 years, and as the CEO since 2014 she has driven the transformation process of the company. Veronica has also held Operations and HR management functions and has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2001.Veronica’s international vision coupled with the strength of a great team have been key to moving forward and overcoming huge challenges. During this time, the company has been recognized with multiple awards for excellence in management, achievements in exports, drive for continuous improvement and commitment to social responsibility. 2016 was a turning point for CablesCom when it became part of the Hengtong Group, a world leader in fibre optics. Since then, the Zaragoza company has become the Group’s main growth platform in Europe. Excellence and transformation, two hallmarks that define the history of CablesCom.
Volker Wendt has been appointed Secretary-General of Europacable in January 2021. Europacable is the association of Europe´s leading wire and cable manufacturers, working to enable Europe´s decarbonisation and digitalisation. In addition, Volker is also serving as Secretary-General and Executive Director of the International Cablemakers Federation (ICF).Volker has over 20 years of experience in European Public Affairs: As Europacable´s Director of Public Affairs, he led the association´s EU policy engagements covering energy, telecommunication, environmental and industrial issues. Before joining Europacable, he spent 10 years with Burson-Marsteller, a leading public affairs firm. As Director and Deputy Chairman of the EMEA Energy Team, he developed and led public affairs campaigns in Brussels and across Europe. On a pro-bono basis, he served as Director to the European Fire Academy, EFA, a network of senior European fire officers.Volker holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Passau, Germany.