SOURCE: Radix Wire

Radix Wire

June 28, 2013 16:20 ET

Radix Wire Announces New CEO to Lead Longstanding Euclid, Ohio Wire and Cable Manufacturer

As the Company Enters Its 70th Year of Business, It Seeks to Grow and Expand With New Owners and New Leadership

EUCLID, OH--(Marketwired - June 28, 2013) - Today, Radix Wire announces the selection of Keith D. Nootbaar as the company's next president and chief executive officer.

Nootbaar, formerly the chief operating officer for Johnstech International and the senior director of Honeywell Aerospace Microelectronics and Precision Sensor business, will lead the Hunter Valley Co. LLC and The Vitruvian Group's recent acquisition.

"Mr. Nootbaar brings to Radix Wire a strong track record of successfully leading and growing companies and businesses," said Owen Colligan, president of Hunter Valley. "Keith is a very personable leader who works closely with customers, partners, and employees to develop sustainable growth."

"We are excited to have Keith at the helm," said JJ Scaravilli, president of The Vitruvian Group. "His unique high tech background and solid business acumen will spur innovation and new products that will benefit our loyal customer base, while expanding the company into new markets."

Radix Wire was founded in 1944 and is best known as a developer of innovative solutions for high temperature applications such as Sil-A-Blend®, DuraBlend® and DuraFlex® technologies.

Radix products are used in a wide range of applications and industries including aerospace, automotive, metallurgy, consumer appliances and manufacturing.

Mr. Nootbaar has a BS Electrical Engineering degree from Oklahoma State University.

He has also completed extensive graduate study at the University of Minnesota in Electrical Engineering, as well as executive training in Strategic Marketing Management at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

About Radix Wire
Radix is the leading manufacturer of UL, CSA and factory-rated electrical wire and cable for high temperature applications. The company's product portfolio consists of unique products with temperature ratings from 150oC to 1,000oC and voltage ratings from 300V to 40KV. Radix products are used by original equipment manufacturers in a variety of consumer, commercial, and industrial products as well for MRO applications in a wide range of end-markets.

About Hunter Valley & The Vitruvian Group
Hunter Valley Company and The Vitruvian Group are Cleveland, Ohio, based holding companies that focus on acquiring and building lower middle market companies for long-term ownership.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Pam Kochman
    HR Manager
    Radix Wire
    26000 Lakeland Blvd.
    Cleveland, Ohio 44132-2647
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