Brian Ensign, vice president, marketing at Superior Essex Communications, has been named chairman of the CABA board of directors. Superior Essex is a manufacturer and supplier of communications cables in North America, and the Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) is a B2B trade association focusing on advanced technologies in homes and buildings.

Ensign joins a board with representation from across the intelligent buildings and connected home spectrum and an executive committee which includes: Raphael Imhof, global head of strategy, Siemens Smart Infrastructure Solutions & Services; Richard Campbell, president and CEO of Kele Inc.; and Pete Horton, vice president, market development, Legrand North and Central America Electrical Wiring Systems (EWS) Division.

“I look forward to forming a professional partnership with CABA and elevating telecommunications industry standards by implementing collective intelligent building and sustainability values to secure a resourceful society,” Ensign said. “Modernization is the most vital tool we have in this digital age, and the opportunity to partner with another organization that aims to innovate using aggregated data, research, and education is a privilege.”

At Superior Essex Communications, Ensign leads a team of professionals focused on customer engagement and the creation of industry solutions. Ensign’s industry experience over the last 26 years has centered on technology, market-development, and marketing activities in the information and communications technology (ICT) community with a focus on structured cabling, intelligent spaces, sustainability, partnerships and cybersecurity. Ensign holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from the SUNY Polytechnic Institute along with RCDD, NTS, OSP, and RTPM designations from BICSI, where he is a BICSI past president. Ensign is a frequent public speaker on industry, technology, and trends at various industry events and functions.

“Brian Ensign is veteran industry leader and CABA will greatly benefit from his chairmanship,” said Greg Walker, CEO of CABA. “Brian Ensign and Superior Essex have demonstrated their knowledge as experts in the industry and will no doubt encourage progress and growth in our association.”