Berk-Tek Announces Vice President - Channel Sales

BeniBlell_small New Holland, PA – December 9, 2013 – Berk-Tek, a Nexans Company, a leading manufacturer of copper and optical fiber cabling,  is pleased to announce Bernard “Beni” Blell as the new Vice President of Channel Sales, reporting to Paul Trunk, President of Berk-Tek and Vice President and General Manager of Nexans LAN Division North America.  Effective January 1, 2014, Blell will be responsible for leading global sales efforts for Berk-Tek products sold through our key distribution partners. 

Blell has over 22 years in the wire and cable industry.  He originally joined Berk-Tek in 2003 as the Fiber Optic Product Business Manager before moving into leadership roles for other Nexans’ Divisions.  Most recently, he was the Vice President and General Manager of Nexans Aerospace USA LLC. As General Manager, Blell had operational and directional responsibilities for the Nexans division located in Elm City, North Carolina which produces cables and cabling system solutions for the global aerospace market and utilized in commercial, military, and space exploration applications.  Prior to that, he was the Vice President of Cross-Sales and Director of Business Development.
“I am pleased to have Beni back at Berk-Tek as he understands our LAN and sales model, as well as our strategies and goals,” states Trunk.  “In addition, Beni’s technical background in optical fiber combined with his extraordinary relationship skills will make an immediate impact on our business in 2014 and moving forward to the future.”
Prior to Berk-Tek, Blell has held positions in product and market development, applications and systems engineering with companies including Corning Cable Systems, CommScope and Sumitomo Electric.  He holds his RCDD (Registered Communications Distribution Designer) credential, a U.S. Patent and has authored several technical papers and presented at numerous industry forums including IWCS (International Wire and Cable Symposium), NCTA (National Cable Television Association), INTEROP and BICSI.
Blell graduated with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and a Masters in Engineering from North Carolina State University.  He resides in Raleigh, NC, near Berk-Tek’s optical fiber manufacturing facility in Fuquay-Varina, and is married with two children.

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For 60 years, Berk-Tek has been a leading manufacturer of more than 100 different network copper and fiber optic cable products. The company has led in the development of high-performance and enhanced fiber optic and UTP cables designed to transport high-speed data and voice transmissions. Berk-Tek has major manufacturing facilities at New Holland, PA, Fuquay-Varina, NC and Elm City, NC. For more information, visit