Canadian Manufacturing

LAPP North America appoints new CEO

Effective July 6, Jay Lahman will be responsible for the North American region which includes LAPP USA, LAPP Canada, LAPP Mexico and LAPP Tannehill

July 10, 2020  by CM Staff

Jay Lahman


FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Industrial cable manufacturer LAPP North America has announced the appointment of Jay Lahman as chief executive officer.

Lahman will be responsible for the North American region which includes LAPP USA, LAPP Canada, LAPP Mexico and LAPP Tannehill. He will report directly to LAPP’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, Georg Stawowy.

Lapp says Lahman has an extensive background in the industrial environment and nearly 25 years of experience across the cable industry, including electrical, industrial, utility, OEM, data communication and specialty markets.

For 14 years Lahman led business transformation at General Cable – US. He also served as vice-president and general manager for General Cable – Europe located in Barcelona, Spain, where he led a team in developing and executing strategy and talent development across four market segments, seven sites and 2,800 employees.

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He began his early career in a variety of sales, product management and marketing roles at Belden Wire and Cable, Thomas & Betts (which makes components and connectors), and ADC Telecommunications. Prior to joining LAPP, Lahman served as senior vice-president of Electrical Raceway Sales at Atkore International.

LAPP says it will benefit from Lahman’s broad leadership experience combined with his strategic ability to review and provide orientation for future growth.