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General Cable Associates Recognized by the Aluminum Association for their Leadership of Electrical Division

Press release date: January 30, 2014

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KENTUCKY –General Cable (NYSE: BGC), is pleased to announcetwo General Cable employees were recently recognized by the Aluminum Association for their leadership of theAssociation’s Electrical Division. Richard Baker, Vice President Manufacturing Process Technology for General Cable,stepped down from his position of Chairman of the Electrical Division at the end of 2013, and Christel Hunter, Director ofField Application Engineering for General Cable, was elected as the new Chairwoman.

During his eight year tenure as Chairman, Baker developed the Electrical Division section of the Aluminum Association’swebsite and managed the Aluminum Association’s representation at National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) code- making panels through three renewal cycles of the National Electrical Code (NEC). He presented positive and enhancingmessaging for the use of aluminum in electrical applications including the Environmental Life Cycle message for aluminumusage in electrical cables.

“My experience of being involved with the Aluminum Association has shown me the importance of being part of arespected advocacy organization that is dedicated to representing its industry sector. They reach out to governmental agencies, code writing associations, commercial, industrial, educational and consumer groups by promoting the use of aluminum and their reputation clearly endorses the safe use of aluminum in all electrical wiring applications,” said Baker.

As the new Chairwoman of the Electrical Division of the Aluminum Association, Christel Hunter brings valuable experience with her 20 years in the electrical industry, including 13 years in the wire and cable sector. Since 2007, Chris has represented Alcan Cable and now General Cable at the Aluminum Association and has served as Chair of several industry committees including THSC20 Building Wire committee, the Aluminum Association NEC CMP Committee, and the Las Vegas Section of IEEE.

“My goals for the Aluminum Association Electrical Division include becoming more active in electrical industry construction events and providing more content for designers, installers, facility owners and insurers through the AA website,” said Hunter. “There is an unmet need in the construction industry for accurate information about the installation and use of aluminum wire, particularly in building construction. In addition to our ongoing participation at the NTI Trade Show each year, we plan to participate in the APPA conference, an organization that represents educational institution facilities decision makers.”

General Cable:
General Cable (NYSE:BGC), a Fortune 500 Company, is a global leader in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of aluminum, copper and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, construction, industrial, specialty and communications markets. With annual revenues exceeding $6 billion, General Cable is one of the largest wire and cable manufacturing companies in the world. It operates 57 manufacturing facilities in 26 countries and employs approximately 14,000 associates. Visit our Website at

The Aluminum Association:
The Aluminum Association, based in Arlington, Virginia, works globally to aggressively promote aluminum as the most sustainable and recyclable automotive, packaging and construction material in today's market. The Association represents U.S. and foreign-based primary producers of aluminum, aluminum recyclers and producers of fabricated products, as well as industry suppliers. Member companies operate approximately 180 plants in the United States, with many conducting business worldwide. For more information find us on Twitter @AluminumNews or at

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