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Timothy Copp, the Leading Packaging Expert in the Wire and Cable Industry, Joins ICE Cable Systems as Chief Operating Officer

Leading Wire and Cable Industry Packaging Expert Timothy Copp Joins ICE Cable Systems as Chief Operating Officer

Austin, TX – June 24, 2024 – ICE Cable Systems, a leading brand of premium low-voltage wire and cable products announced today that industry expert Timothy Copp has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer, making the move from Connecticut to Austin, Texas where the company is located.

With numerous patents to his name, Copp brings over 20 years of experience as the industry’s leading expert in reel-less cable packaging technology. He spent 21 years with REELEX Packing Solutions, Inc., progressing from Brand Manager to Business Development VP. There he was immersed in a variety of business functions ­including marketing, operations and product development.

ICE Cable Systems is an early adopter of REELEX, having incorporated the specialized figure-eight coil into their bulk cable cartons to ensure installers get the best pulling experience. With this, ICE President Brian Rizzo and Copp have an already established, successful working history together that spans more than a decade.

The two have also been vocal in educating installers on what goes into state-of-the-art, reference-level wire & cable, and how to identify and avoid sub-standard and counterfeit offerings.

“In recent years, we have shifted from buying finished goods overseas to sourcing core/raw cable domestically and managing end-production in-house including coil winding, printing, and packaging. This allows us to protect our dealers from unforeseen global supply shortages such as those experienced during COVID-19. This greater manufacturing control allows us to apply new innovations to further benefit installers and improve the installation experience,” said Rizzo.

“Tim brings tremendous channel and operational expertise to ICE Cable Systems. Worldwide he is the foremost expert in reel-less packaging technology and possesses deep experience in running all aspects of an organization within our industry. This is the perfect synergy,” furthered Rizzo.

“Collaborating with Brian as a partner for more than a decade, I have experienced first-hand ICE Cable Systems’ continued commitment to excellence and innovation. This is especially impressive during an era of rampant cost-cutting on materials and manufacturing. I am thrill­ed to take on the role of COO and contribute towards an organization that shares my values of customer-centric creativity, producing the best products and doing things the right way. My new role will also free-up Brian to resume strategic direction as President. I am confident that collectively we will take ICE Cable Systems to new heights,” said Copp.

Copp holds a bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations from Babson College and an MBA from Western Connecticut State University. He recently served as chairman of CCCA’s (Communications Cable and Connectivity Association) Compliance Committee and board member of WICSA (Wire Industry and Cable Suppliers Association).

About ICE Cable Systems
Founded in 2004 by President Brian Rizzo, ICE Cable Systems is a leading manufacturer of premium low-voltage wire and cable products serving the Audio Video, Alarm and Security, Commercial, Electrical Contracting and Data Center channels.  The company’s products are available to integrators direct from ICE in North America and Internationally. ICE’s success is driven by ingenuity and its desire to make superior products that offer more value to installers. ICE Cable Systems, 14425 Falcon Head Blvd., Building C, Suite 101, Austin, TX 78738 / Phone: 512.915.2220 /

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