Northwire Announces Formation Of Government Business Unit And Appointment Of Paul Pieragostini As Senior Director

Top Quote Northwire, Inc. has formed a government business unit aimed at meeting the growing demand from the United States Government, civilian research agencies, core government suppliers, contractors and affiliate organizations. Paul PierAgostini has been named senior director and will lead the new group. End Quote
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI (1888PressRelease) August 10, 2010 - Northwire Technical Cable, an innovative solutions provider in the marketing, design and manufacture of technical and retractile cables, announces it has formed a government business unit to meet the growing demand from the United States Government, civilian research agencies, core government suppliers, contractors and affiliate organizations. Northwire's custom-engineered, military-grade power, control, data and communication cables and wires are made in America and guaranteed to exceed application requirements.

    The senior director to lead Northwire's government business unit, Paul PierAgostini has more than 15 years of strategic planning, business development, and program and product management experience in the defense industry. His exceptional industry knowledge and leadership skills will enhance the company's continued commitment to provide combat-proven, budget-compliant cables delivered fast with no minimum order length or quantity requirements.

    Prior to joining Northwire, PierAgostini served as director for defense programs, senior manager for new business development and senior buyer, cost-price analyst for a multibillion-dollar original equipment manufacturer. PierAgostini is also a retired United States Army officer.

    "Northwire's government business unit, led by Paul PierAgostini, will ensure that our performance-tested and guaranteed technical and retractile cables are easy for government customers to purchase, while exceeding stringent technical requirements of this market segment," says Mike Conger, president, Northwire. "We have the shortest lead times in the industry and on-time delivery. Whether for a hand-held communication device or an unmanned aerial vehicle, Northwire is well positioned to meet government agencies' needs for rugged, reliable cable."

    Northwire's experienced engineers and technical professionals provide no-cost design and prototyping services and assistance with navigating standards that include military-specification (mil-spec), military-standard (mil-std), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), National Electrical Manufactures Association (NEMA) and others.

    Northwire's custom and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) cables for mission-critical systems are resistant to temperature extremes, electromagnetic interference (EMI)/electromagnetic radiation (EMR), chemicals, water, UV-light, abrasion, crush, impact and more. Customization ranges from meeting unique engineering requirements to custom and private labeling. Standard configurations from stock are available for same-day shipment. Custom applications are shipped in as little as five days.

    Northwire, a woman-owned company, is ISO 9000:2008 certified and is involved in continuous improvement processes, including Six SigmaŽ, Lean, Project Management and American Society of Quality. The company's quality control laboratory is a certified testing facility for CSA under ISO 17025. This laboratory subjects the company's cable products to tests that surpass real-world conditions, including the extremes of bending, flexing, flame, impact, crush and temperature. Northwire also maintains various UL, CSA, IEEE and MSHA approvals and works closely with suppliers to offer RoHS-compliant materials.

    For information about Northwire cable or to place an order, contact 1.800.468.1516 or +1 715.294.2121 or visit Northwire's CAGE Code is 7V821.

    Northwire, Inc., headquartered in Osceola, Wis., is an industry leader in the marketing, design and manufacture of technical and retractile cables for diverse applications in industrial, energy, life sciences, government, machine vision, lighting, underwater and more. Northwire has manufacturing facilities in Wisconsin and New Mexico, USA; with a sales office and distribution center in The Netherlands. Northwire is a member of the NDIA (National Defense Industrial Association), NCMA (National Contract Management Association), Fieldbus Foundation, ODVA (Open DeviceNet Vendor Association), PTO (Profibus Trade Organization) and MCAA (Measurement Control and Automation Association), eMerge Alliance, AWEA (American Wind Energy Association), RIA (Robotics Industries Association), AIA (Automated Imaging Association), EMVA (European Machine Vision Association), CMES (Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society) and WAI (Wire Association International), among others.

    Northwire, Inc.
    110 Prospect Way
    Osceola, WI 54020
    Tel: +1 715.294.2121
    Toll-free: 1-800-468-1516
    cableinfo ( @ ) northwire dot com

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