Cerrowire Announces New Plant Manager at Hartselle Facility

David Hawker was recently hired as plant manager of the Hartselle, Alabama facility.

Hartselle, AL – Cerrowire® is pleased to announce the addition of David Hawker as plant manager for the Hartselle, Alabama, facility. Hawker has 34 years of experience in management within the electrical products manufacturing sector.

With his experience in leadership roles in the U.S. and Canada, Hawker has a unique perspective from both a market-leader and market-follower position. His understanding of market drivers, technology capabilities and cost/financial implications in his previous role drove him to focus on factors that resulted in world-leading profit.

Cerrowire President Stewart Smallwood noted, “David’s level of experience, expertise and industry knowledge will be instrumental in Cerrowire’s growth and continued success. He also brings fresh eyes—and fresh ideas— to the Hartselle plant.”

Hawker is known for setting a strategy based on sound principles, then aligning and encouraging his team to achieve that strategy.

“David understands the voice of the customer, and he simplifies the path to provide a world-class customer experience,” Cerrowire Vice-President of Operations Corey Schultz said.

Prior to joining Cerrowire, Hawker served as vice president and general manager of Nexans Energy Division (North America) which manufactures cable and connectivity solutions.

Hawker, a native of Canada, holds a degree in Applied Science, with a specialty in Mechanical Engineering, from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario.

When he’s not instructing and encouraging his manufacturing team towards company goals, Hawker enjoys boating and scuba diving with his wife in exotic locales.


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