Leviton Manufacturing Company, Inc. today announced that Ian Wilkie has been appointed to managing director of leading data networking solutions provider, Brand-Rex LTD, effective immediately.
Brand-Rex, who also manufactures a wide range of high performance specialty cables for military, underground and extreme environment applications, is part of Leviton’s Network Solutions group and serves customers in Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific markets. Brand-Rex was acquired by Leviton in December 2015.
“We are pleased that Ian Wilkie is driving the future of Brand-Rex,” said Ross Goldman, executive vice president and general manager at Leviton Network Solutions. “With our combined strategy in place, Ian’s appointment enables us to implement our plans quickly and sets the stage for Leviton’s continued growth as a global player.”
Ian Wilkie has been with Brand-Rex for more than 15 years, holding several senior management positions, including his most recent role as commercial director. He has served as a Board member since 2008. Prior to Brand-Rex, Wilkie held several divisional and corporate leadership roles at BICC, including export sales director.
“I am delighted to lead this highly respected business, and I believe my drive, passion and experience will help us achieve even greater success under our new Leviton ownership,” said Wilkie. “Our employees and customers are very excited by the opportunities we have as part of a global organisation. Some channel partners have already commented on our renewed focus. I am confident that the scale and breadth of our resources position us to be a true market leader.”
As a result of Brand-Rex joining Leviton, customers can receive worldwide access to a broader range of products and solutions. Global and multi-national customers of both Brand-Rex and Leviton are able to obtain tangible benefits of selecting from both portfolios to meet their network infrastructure requirements.
Martin Hanchard is stepping down as CEO of Brand-Rex but will serve in an advisory capacity until June 30. Goldman added, “We sincerely thank Martin for his leadership in building Brand-Rex to where it is today, and we wish him the best in his future endeavours.”