A company is only as good as its leaders.
Southwire's leadership team averages 23 years of experience in the electrical industry and 20 years with Southwire. Several members of the team have been with the company for more than 30 years.
Heading the team is Southwire President and CEO Stuart Thorn. Thorn, who joined Southwire in 2001, oversees staff, operations and strategic direction for the company.
Thorn began his career in 1979 with S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. In his 16 years with the company, Thorn’s experience spanned finance, marketing, strategic planning, acquisitions, and international business. Building on his diverse experience, Thorn also served with Campbell Soup Company and Beaulieu of America, a large carpet manufacturer.
During his first year at Southwire, Thorn reorganized the company around its core businesses, culminating with an acquisition that put Southwire in the number one position of the North American building wire market.
Thorn received a bachelor’s degree in economics in 1978 and a master’s of business administration degree in 1979, both from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He majored in finance and decision science.