50+ years of evolution and innovation
Over the next several decades, John continued to work for the Kopex and Adaptaflex product lines, which were acquired by ABB in 2012 as part of the Cable Management Group (CMG) and included with the Thomas & Betts acquisition. Although both Kopex and Adaptaflex Flexible Conduit Systems were already global brands, the integration into the ABB family created a new and exciting chapter allowing for an even wider audience and reach. This enabled development into segments such as transportation infrastructure, utilities, construction, machine tools and hazardous areas.
Nathan Cook takes the baton from John as Global Business Development for Cable Management Products. On John’s legacy and the future of Cable Management heading into 2023, Nathan said, “I had the privilege of working with John off and on for more than 20 years, first as a competitor during his time at Kopex and then as a colleague and sales team member of the newly formed Cable Management Group, where we worked together at a time of huge change and massive global growth for the CMG brands. John is a true legend within our business and the wider industry, remembered not only for his wealth of product knowledge but equally for his wicked sense of fun and willingness to support in any way he could. A people person and a true gentleman in every sense, he will remain an inspiration to us all as we continue to build on the foundations he laid.”