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WHMA Announces Appointment of Two New Board Members

Aug 19, 2020

The Wiring Harness Manufacturer’s Association (WHMA), a nonprofit trade association exclusively representing the cable and wire harness manufacturing industry including manufacturers, their suppliers and customers, announced today the appointment of two new members to the board of directors: John Dew, senior vice president of global sales, IEWC, and Dave Matheny, president of ESAM. Both companies are founding members of WHMA and ESAM had an original member on the Board of Directors, Robert Morison. 

Dew has been with IEWC, a global solutions provider for wire and cable management, for more than 30 years and will bring his extensive knowledge in supply chains and logistic solutions for wire, cable and wire management products. He is also responsible for sharing a WHMA-member resource titled “Hot Wire,” a news and economic outlook for the wire and cable industry, that you can find on WHMA’s website under the Resources/Newsletter tab.

Matheny has been with ESAM for more 25 years and will bring his vast knowledge in outsourcing manufacturing in wire and cable assemblies and harnesses and engineering services to the board as well as experience in strategy and collaboration.

“We are thrilled to welcome John and Dave to our board of directors,” said David Bergman, WHMA executive director. “They bring decades of leadership and expertise in manufacturing and technology – two areas that are vital to our association’s ongoing success and strategy.”

The 2020-2021 Board of Directors and Officers are listed below.

2020/2021 Board Officers:

  • Chairman: Rick Bromm, Altex

  • Vice Chairman/Secretary: Joe DeMan, Amphenol – CTI

2020/2021 Board Directors:

  • Parker Garrett, EMSCO

  • Bud Bowen, Winchester Interconnect

  • Joe Roberts, Hellermann Tyton

  • Gustavo Farell, Cesar-Scott

  • Micah Durham, Schleuniger

  • Todd Maines, Tack Electronics

  • John Dew, IEWC

  • Dave Matheny, ESAM

  • David Bergman, Executive Director, WHMA


The Wiring Harness Manufacturer’s Association® (WHMA) was established in 1993 to serve and dedicate their resources to the global cable and wire harness industry. WHMA is the ONLY trade association exclusively representing the cable and wire harness manufacturing industry including manufacturers, their suppliers and customers. (www.whma.org)


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