Michael T. McDonnell has been President and Chief Executive Officer of General Cable Corporation since July 2015. He is also a member of the company’s Board of Directors and Operating Committee. He has more than 25 years of experience in management and executive roles. Most recently, Mr. McDonnell was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of TPC Group. With revenue of approximately $2.5 billion, TPC Group is a leading processor and producer of value-added products derived from petrochemicals that are sold into a wide range of performance, specialty and intermediate markets. Prior to joining TPC Group, Mr. McDonnell served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Pregis Corporation, a leading global provider of innovative protective, flexible and food service packaging and hospital supply products with 47 facilities in 18 countries. In this role, he built a standalone corporation from its prior parent company, Pactiv. From 2002 to 2006, Mr. McDonnell was Group Vice President, Environmental Technologies of Engelhard Corporation; and from 1998 to 2002, he was Vice President of a chemicals division for Cytec Industries, Inc. During his time at Engelhard and Cytec, Mr. McDonnell grew global specialty chemicals and materials businesses focused on value-added products. Early in his career, he held management roles with increasing levels of responsibility at Henkel Corporation and DuPont.
Mr. McDonnell has a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Penn State University, a master’s degree in economics from the University of Massachusetts and completed The General Management Program at Harvard Business School. He previously served on the Board of Directors of the American Chemistry Council and on the Executive Committee of the American Fuel Petrochemical Manufacturers.
General Cable is a company based in Highland Heights, Kentucky, in the United States, with sales offices and manufacturing facilities in several countries, that manufactures and distributes copper, aluminum, and optical fiber cables, for energy, electrical infrastructure, communications, and other industries. General Cable was incorporated in New Jersey in 1927, merging several older companies founded in the 19th century, including Phillips Wire and Safety Cable Company, Rome Wire Company, and Standard Underground Cable. The CEO of General Cable is Michael McDonnell.  General Cable was owned by Penn Central from 1981 to 1992. General Cable is a Fortune 500 company.