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Macedonia, Ohio – Trexon, a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity, announced the appointment of Mark Twaalfhoven to the position of President and CEO, effective June 13, 2022. 

Don Bramley, Managing Director at Audax, commented, “We are thrilled to gain a high caliber executive with a strong track record and more than 25 years’ experience in the electronic components, cable assembly and connector industry.  His focus on profitable growth and accelerating strategic execution will help Trexon continue its aggressive growth path.”

Mark Twaalfhoven has an extensive technology and operations background, and was most recently the CEO of Pulse Electronics, where he led significant enhancement and expansion of the company.  Prior to that, he served as CEO of Teleplan International, currently known as Reconext, a company servicing electronic devices.  He also led the development of Amphenol in Asia as well as the computer and communication devices markets.  Twaalfhoven holds a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University, a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and completed the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.

“The global interconnect and cable solutions markets continue to grow and Trexon is well positioned to lead with its strong portfolio of cable, cable assembly and connector solutions.  I look forward to making a major impact to drive growth and profitability while delivering significant value to our customers”, said Mark Twaalfhoven.

Concurrently, Jeff Crane, the company’s President and CEO since 2016 has transitioned into the role of director on the company’s board. 

Jeff Crane, commenting on the transition, stated, “This announcement represents the culmination of an orderly and thoughtful succession plan between myself and our board.  We are delighted to welcome Mark to the Trexon team and are confident that his years of experience in connectivity and electronics will benefit the company as it accelerates its growth in the coming years.  I look forward to supporting him in my new role as a member of the board.”

Mr. Bramley continued, “On behalf of everyone at Audax Private Equity, we want to thank Jeff for all that he has done for Trexon over the course of the last six years and we look forward to his continued support as he transitions to the board of directors.”

About TREXON:Founded in 1979, Trexon is a leading designer and provider of high-performance wire, cable, connectors, assemblies, and accessories used in harsh, high cost-of-failure environments. Trexon’s products are designed to exceed customer performance specifications and withstand.

Macedonia, Ohio – Jan. 4, 2022 – Trexon, a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Power Connector Inc. (“PCI”), a leading supplier of Tactical Communications interconnect for military applications.  Founded in 1987 and based in Suffolk County, NY, PCI is a Defense Logistics Agency QPL manufacturer of MIL-DTL-55181 and MIL-DTL-55116 connectors.  Designed into hand-held and mounted radio systems, PCI’s power connectors, audio connectors and other interconnect components complement Trexon’s existing specialty connectivity offerings for mission critical applications.  PCI’s commitment to excellence and innovation is demonstrated by its high performance equipment, stringent quality standards, and skillful, dedicated employees.

Regarding the addition of PCI to the Trexon team, Jeff Crane, President and Chief Executive Officer of Trexon stated,

“With this acquisition, Trexon continues to build a market leader of specialty connectivity solutions for mission-critical applications.  We look forward to working with the strong team that Andy Linder has built as we look to maximize the growth potential of PCI.”

Of the transaction, Dr. Nildeep Patel, President of Trexon Engineered Products Division stated,

The addition of PCI adds yet another component to the value-add cable, connectivity / interconnect solutions that are currently offered by Trexon within the Aerospace and Defense markets, while expanding our product portfolio into specialty power and audio connectors. We believe this will be a symbiotic relationship, allowing PCI to benefit from our broad technical expertise, international salesforce, and global footprint.”  

Speaking on the transaction, Todd West, PCI General Manager, said:

“We believe the new coupling of Trexon’s Engineered Products Group with PCI’s advancement into lighter weight, small form factor connectors paves the way for a quicker time to market in support of the dynamic needs of the defense communication industry.”

And, speaking of the transaction, PCI’s founder, Andrew Linder, added:

“PCI was founded upon the basic principle of responding to the needs of customers in a timely and competitive fashion while never compromising the integrity of the products we manufacture. We believe Trexon’s partnership with PCI will enhance Trexon’s solutions offerings to the high reliability end-markets it serves, such as the Aerospace & Defense, semiconductor, subsea, renewables, and medical devices industries, among others. The transaction will expand Trexon’s portfolio of specialized tactical communications connectors and value-added services such as cable assemblies, box builds, and electro-mechanical hardware for high-reliability, mission critical applications. We are most excited about the future.”  

About Trexon:

Founded in 1979, Trexon (formerly TPC Wire & Cable Company) is a leading designer and provider of high-performance wire, cable, connectors, assemblies, and accessories used in harsh, high cost-of-failure environments. Trexon’s products are designed to exceed customer performance specifications and withstand abuse from impact, abrasion, flexing, chemicals, extreme temperatures, miniaturization, and other demanding design requirements. Trexon’s products are specially constructed for a wide range of design challenges across high-reliability applications in diversified industrial end markets, defense, aerospace, medical and other industries. For more information, visit trexonglobal.com.

MACEDONIA, Ohio, U.S.A. – Oct. 6, 2021 – TPC Wire & Cable (TPC) today announces the formation of the Trexon brand, which encompasses the brand portfolio of TPC, Pittsburgh Wire and Cable, MilRail, EZ Form Cable, CiCoil, Hydro Group, Integrated Cable Systems (ICS) and The First Electronics Corporation (FEC). The company is headquartered in Macedonia, Ohio.

Trexon is a leading provider of unique connectivity solutions built to withstand the toughest environments and the most exacting applications. The new brand is comprised of some of the most innovative specialty connectivity companies in the world.

There are two divisions within Trexon: Industrial Products and Engineered Products. Industrial Products is comprised of TPC, MilRail, and Pittsburgh Wire and Cable, and its products are manufactured to provide top performance in the most demanding environments. Engineered Products is comprised of CiCoil, EZ Form Cable, Hydro Group, ICS and FEC, and its products are designed into exacting and mission-critical applications.

The existing TPC leadership will take the helm at Trexon, with Jeff Crane as President and CEO, Todd Spaulding managing the Industrial Products business, and Nildeep Patel leading the Engineered Products business.

“The collective strength of Trexon’s brands puts us in a unique position to provide the best possible high-performance wire and cable solutions to our customers,” said Jeff Crane, President and CEO, Trexon. “We care deeply about pioneering new solutions and collaborating with our customers to solve the world’s most challenging connectivity problems.”

Trexon promises to always design for durability and engineer for excellence, leveraging collective market expertise, collaboration, and a flexible service model that allows them to design connectivity solutions that increase performance and maximize uptime for customers. Each of Trexon’s leading specialty connectivity companies will play an important role in this mission.

“All of the companies under the Trexon umbrella bring with them their own brand identity and strong heritage,” added Jeff Crane. “We will protect and build upon these legacies even as we establish this new Trexon brand to convey a collective global message about the unique connectivity solutions that we provide.”

About Trexon

Trexon is built through the transformative combination of some of the most innovative specialty connectivity companies in the world. They provide unique connectivity solutions that withstand the toughest environments and most exacting applications. Headquartered in Macedonia, Ohio, U.S.A., Trexon has more than 700 connectivity experts serving the daily needs of customers across the United States, Canada, Central and South America, Europe, and East Asia. For additional information, please visit www.trexonglobal.com. Trexon is a portfolio company of Audax Group, a private equity group based in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

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