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Ripley Tools welcomes new director of business development

Ripley Tools has named Ed Fenton as director, business development — Cable OEMs, with responsibility for leading new business development and account management among metallic and fiber cable manufacturers to help them leverage Ripley's lines of UtilityTool®, Miller®, CableMatic® and ODM® brand cable preparation and installation tools and testing devices.

Mr Fenton brings nearly 30 years of experience in electrical, electronic and fiber optic cable manufacturing. He has held prior consulting and business development positions with specialty cable manufacturers, high temperature materials suppliers and component manufacturers. He will continue his position as executive director of the Wire & Cable Manufacturers Alliance, Inc.

In my years with the industry I have always been fortunate to work with US-based companies that are committed to innovative new product design and manufacturing excellence, said Mr Fenton. Ripley Tools and its brands are no less than household names for installers of utility and power, coax and CATV, and fiber and datacom outside plant cables.

Ripley CEO John Jula said, We are privileged to have someone of Ed's caliber join our team to strengthen our current relationships across the wire and cable industry. Ed will leverage our new innovation center, Ripley Labs, with award-winning product development and applications engineering support for our cable manufacturing partners to continue the Ripley legacy as the leading global supplier of tools and test equipment for cable installation.