Chuck Treadway Moves from Thomas & Betts to Accudyne

Chuck Treadway Moves from Thomas & Betts to Accudyne

Chuck Treadway

Accudyne Industries has announced that Charles L. “Chuck” Treadway has been named chief executive officer, succeeding Elmer Doty. Treadway, who most recently served as president and chief executive officer of Thomas & Betts Corporation, a global business unit of ABB, will assume the position on March 1 and be based in Dallas, Texas. Accudyne is a portfolio company of BC Partners and The Carlyle Group.

Meanwhile, ABB today announced that Franklin Sullivan has assumed the role of executive vice president for its Electrification Products division in the United States.

Raymond Svider, a managing partner at BC Partners said, “We are pleased to welcome Chuck to the Accudyne team. He has a proven track record of growing industrial businesses globally and will build upon Accudyne’s strong culture of innovation and product delivery. We believe Chuck’s leadership and experience will propel Accudyne’s long-term success.”

Treadway said, “Accudyne is a strong company with a strong portfolio of brands and leading positions in attractive end-markets. I look forward to working with customers and partners to deliver technologies and solutions to solve their most challenging problems. I am eager to work with such a talented leadership team and dedicated work force to take Accudyne to the next level of growth and profitability.”

Brian Bernasek, Carlyle managing director and head of the global industrial and transportation team, said, “On behalf of the board, we are grateful for Elmer Doty’s service these past three years. Elmer has helped Accudyne establish a strong culture, expand product capabilities and enter new markets. He has left us with a strong foundation on which to build. We look forward to a smooth transition and believe Accudyne is in good hands with the proven leadership of Chuck Treadway.”

Treadway has been Chief Executive Officer of Thomas & Betts since 2012 and President and Chief Operating Officer since 2011. He joined Thomas & Betts in 2009 as Group President of Electrical, its largest segment. Under his leadership, the company delivered industry-leading growth and profitability.

Prior to Thomas & Betts, Treadway served in several management and executive positions at Schneider Electric S.A., Prettl International, Inc. and Yale Security, Inc. He earned his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette and Clemson University, respectively, and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Frank Sullivan

Frank Sullivan will also assume ABB’s commercial leadership for the division across North America (Canada and Mexico). The division runs the low- and medium-voltage products businesses of ABB, for both ABB and Thomas & Betts branded portfolios.

Sullivan joined Thomas & Betts in 2010, after a long career in the electrical products industry, in general management, operations, product management and marketing roles. He has led Thomas & Betts’ global sales and marketing activities as a senior vice president, based in Switzerland, for the last two years.

A successor for Treadway’s global role will be announced in due course.

A spokesperson said, “Franklin brings strong industry experience and a deep knowledge of the U.S. electrical market. Having led the efforts to achieve double digit percentage growth of Thomas & Betts’ business outside North America, we are delighted to welcome him back to ABB in the United States.”

Franklin will be based in Memphis, Tennessee, the headquarters for the Electrification Products division in the United States.


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