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About IEWC

IEWC is not just a wire and cable distributor, we are part of your team!

Who We Are

About IEWC


For more than half a century, IEWC has supplied complete solutions for our customers’ wire, cable and wire management needs. IEWC offers an unparalleled customer experience that supports the success of your projects and helps ensure the growth of your company.

  • IEWC is an international distributor and solutions provider for wire, cable and wire management products.

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  • IEWC provides world-class products and services to OEMs, sub-assemblers and contract manufacturers in a variety of industries globally.

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  • With 30 locations in 11 countries, IEWC customers receive the same products and excellent service virtually anywhere in the world.

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  • IEWC employs over 450 people who are dedicated to providing an unparalleled customer experience to help ensure the growth of your company.

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  • IEWC's Code of Ethics guides our employees to be mindful of our commitments to each other, our customers, business partners and community.

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  • The evolution of IEWC into a global supplier of wire, cable and wire management solutions began over 50 years ago with one man's dream to own a small business.

Our Purpose

IEWC strives to empower our people and partners to advance a connected world.

For over 50 years, IEWC has worked with our customers to offer complete solutions for their wire, cable and wire management needs. IEWC's customer-centric approach offers an unparalleled customer experience that will support the success of your project and help to ensure the growth of your company.

Succeeding in this comes from our employees knowing they are a valued member of the IEWC team, and a part of an Employee-Owned company. We value our employees and the contributions they make to our growing organization.

At IEWC, we provide the appropriate product, on time at a competitive price, and we do so within a customer service environment that exceeds customer expectations. The IEWC team is focused on the details of each and every transaction, ensuring that every aspect is correct the first time - every time.

The Evolution of IEWC


January, 1962

On January 1st, 1962, Ted Krzynski purchases Martin Electric Sales, a small wire and cable house located on Water Street in Milwaukee, WI. Ted quickly finds a trusted friend and business partner in Harlan Murray, who becomes the company’s Vice President in March of 1962. Desiring a fresh start, Ted renames the company to Marcam, Inc.

January, 1963

In 1963, Ted begins to implement his vision of offering cut-to-length respooling and just-in-time inventory. This focus on customer service and satisfaction helps the company to quickly build success and momentum within the marketplace.

October, 1963

With the increasing need for additional office and inventory space, Marcam relocates to 3112 W. Burleigh Street in Milwaukee.

January, 1964

Ted changes the company’s name from Marcam, Inc. to Industrial Electric Wire & Cable, Inc.

September, 1967

Industrial Electric moves to 2255 S. 162nd Street in New Berlin, Wisconsin.


May, 1973

Industrial Electric purchases its first forklift –- an Allis Chalmers.

January, 1974

Curly Valerio builds a special re-spooling machine named “The Curly”.

December, 1974

William De Gray, Industrial Electric’s first Purchasing Manager, becomes the company’s first employee to retire.

July, 1978

Industrial Electric purchases its first office computer.


February, 1983

Looking to expand beyond its Milwaukee roots, Industrial Electric Wire & Cable opens a sales and distribution center in South Carolina.

October, 1985

Ted sells Industrial Electric to his employees and creates an employee-owned (ESOP) company.

October, 1986

Industrial Electric hires its first Inside Sales Representative.

January, 1987

Ted Krzynski retires after serving as President & CEO for 25 years. Ted hands the reins over to Chuck Mahaffey, who becomes Industrial Electric’s second President.

December, 1988

Following in the footsteps of Ted, Chuck Mahaffey continues the expansion of Industrial Electric’s United States presence with the opening of a sales and distribution center in Ohio.


June, 1992

Industrial Electric’s expands into Arizona with the opening of a sales and distribution center.

September, 1993

After 31 years of service, Harlan Murray retires.

October, 1993

Industrial Electric Wire & Cable is registered to ISO through Underwriters Laboratory.

June, 1995

Bar code labeling and RF scanning are introduced into all warehouses.

April, 1998

Industrial Electric goes live on the World Wide Web at

April, 1998

Industrial Electric builds the world’s first fully-automated distribution re-spooling machine –- aptly named “The Mahaffey”.

September, 1998

An Industrial Electric sales and distribution center is opened in Texas.

January, 1999

David Nestingen becomes Industrial Electric’s third President.

December, 1999

After 27 years of service, Chuck Mahaffey retires.


September, 2000

Industrial Electric moves its corporate headquarters, as well as its U.S. North Central sales office and distribution center, to 5001 S. Towne Drive in New Berlin, Wisconsin.

January, 2005

Industrial Electric opens its first international sales and distribution center in Mexico.

October, 2005

With the Mexico branch deemed a success, Industrial Electric opens a sales office in Canada.

November, 2006

Industrial Electric purchases Colonial Wire & Cable in Sterling, Massachusetts. In addition to a strategically placed sales and distribution center for the U.S. Northeast, Industrial Electric gains an experienced team within the Military and Aerospace markets.

January, 2007

Sales teams are restructured, with staff deployed to the following roles: Account Executives, Account Managers and Account Representatives.

April, 2007

Due to the success of its previous international expansions, Industrial Electric opens a sales and distribution center in China.

July, 2007

Industrial Electric acquires Wyro Tech in Quebec, Canada and gains an experienced team and a strategically placed sales and distribution center to serve eastern Canada.

January, 2008

As Industrial Electric’s international expansion continues, the company purchases Peter Augsten Wire & Cable GmbH in Germany to better serve customers throughout the European Union.

July, 2008

Desiring a sales team and distribution center for the U.S. Pacific Northwest, Industrial Electric acquires Control Master Products in California.

February, 2009

Industrial Electric purchases C3 Limited in the United Kingdom to expand their footprint within the European Union.

May, 2009

Industrial Electric opens a third party logistics distribution center with V-Logic Ltd to serve customers in southern China and Southeast Asia.


September, 2010

It is increasingly clear that Industrial Electric Wire & Cable is becoming a major player in both the domestic and international markets. With the recent addition of wire management products and a custom engineered solutions division known as FABTECH, the company begins showing the desire to spread its wings. Industrial Electric re-brands itself to the acronym IEWC. The new name allows the company to remain true to its heritage, yet reflects the products, services and solutions that will help sustain it into the future.

November, 2011

IEWC acquires Distribuidora Anaya Munoz, S.A. de C.V. (DAMSA) in Mexico, gaining a sales staff with a strong knowledge in wire management products.

May, 2012

IEWC expands into South America with a sales and distribution center in Brazil.

December, 2012

IEWC opens a new office and distribution center in Alberta, Canada to support growing Canadian sales.

January, 2013

IEWC acquires Almo Wire & Cable, one of the leading stocking suppliers of marine wire, industrial battery cable and military specialty products in the United States.

January, 2014

IEWC acquires Westlake Electronic Supply, Inc. from Rob and Matt Granard. In addition to a new strategic stocking location in the US Northwest, IEWC gains a sales staff with strong experience in Broadcast and Communication.

August, 2015

IEWC acquires UK-based Premier Cables Limited, a leading distributor of cable and accessories to various building projects, infrastructure, broadcast and communications and alternative energy projects, directly and through wholesalers.

April, 2016

IEWC announces the launch of a new distribution facility in El Paso, Texas on April 1, 2016.

April, 2018

Mike Veum is appointed as IEWC's Chief Executive Officer.

June, 2018

IEWC Mexico relocates its Monterrey, Mexico distribution center to a larger facility to increase its overall capacity to serve customers.

August, 2019

IEWC opens a new distribution facility in Hermosillo on August 1, 2019, increasing IEWC's capacity to service its customers' wire, cable and wire management product needs with increased local inventory and shipping capabilities.

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