Eric Fisk Receives WCMA Distinguished Career Award

The Wire and Cable Manufacturers Alliance recognized Eric Fisk for his many years of service to the industry and continued success.

Please read below a brief look at Eric’s distinguished career.

In late 1979 and 26 years old, Eric Fisk, having returned from working in Alaska and just begun graduate school at the University of Washington in Seattle, was prevailed upon by his father, John Fisk, to return east for help needed with his start-up, a company founded to produce high precision copper alloy square wire on machines of his design. Following its initial struggles the company found its stride in the mid 1980’s with the development of the personal computer creating fast growing markets for high precision, high quality copper alloy wire used in the electronic connectors then needed. Responding to the growing needs of the customers and developing equipment, processes, high speed multiplex electroplating and innovating other copper alloy wire capabilities, Fisk Alloy firmly established itself as a leading supplier of specialty copper alloy wire for electronic markets.

In the mid 1990’s seeking additional opportunities for their capabilities in copper alloy wire and well before it was of issue, Fisk Alloy developed cadmium free copper alloys for use in wire and cable innovating several RoHS compliant “green” alloy conductors, brand named Percon. Fisk Alloy had no manufacturing ability to produce fine gauge wire and intended to only sell Percon as redraw wire. Finding no takers, it was ultimately decided to build the manufacturing capability for the fine gauge single end and stranded wires that used these alloys. Thus it wasn’t until 2000 that limited production and sale of Percon alloy conductors began. Continuing to expand their capabilities, current product development efforts are focused on producing a new class of RoHS lead free copper alloys in wire and straightened rod form for use in precision machining of electronic components.

With production, machine design and fabrication, attended to first by his father, followed by his brother and then partner Brian, Eric focused on the company’s administration, finance, product development and sales becoming President and co-owner in 1990, CEO and sole owner in 2009. Fisk Alloy, Inc. sells it copper alloy wire and conductors globally, employing over 200 people comprised of 40 nationalities.

Other honorees of the night were Barbara Cioffi (Cable Components Group), John Brodock (Kris-Tech), Gary Gagnon (RSCC Wire and Cable), David Hawker (Nexans), Dan Kennefick (Daikin USA), Rober Srubas (Amphenol Times Microwave) and Louis Weisberg (Service Wire).

Congratulations to Jon and the other honorees of the night!