Rodney G. (Rod) Barber
President - iR Cables, Inc.
Rod Barber's baptism
into the world of tailor made cables began in 1996 after his retirement
from the US Army. Over the next six years, he headed the elocab (now LEONI Elocab) sales force in North
America and was instrumental in establishing the Kitchener manufacturing
and sales operation before moving back to New Mexico in 2002. Rod joined
the US Army in 1974 as a mechanic, becoming a specialist for
international logistics and accountability projects. Stationed in
Germany, he oversaw equipment logistics for US conventional forces in
Europe. In the early 1990's, Rod made an important contribution to
establishing reliable data in the Arms Reduction Program that followed
the end of the Cold War. After a 23-year career Rod retired. In 2002 he
and his wife Irene moved to Rio Rancho - on the northwest side of
Albuquerque - to establish iR Cables, Inc.
Vice President - iR Cables, Inc.
her career in Germany at Siemens AG after graduating from the University
of Nuremberg in 1981 with a degree in electrical engineering. She went on
to hold a number of positions as an electrical engineer and facility
manager in the electrical industry with assignments in both Germany and
the U.S. In 1996, Irene transferred to Canada with husband Rod to launch
the North American subsidiary of German cablemaker
elocab (now LEONI Elocab). For close to six
years, she was president of the Kitchener manufacturing plant, which
served a growing customer base across North American. In 2002, LEONI made
the plant its North American design and production center for tailor-made
cables. Irene moved to Rio Rancho with Rod in the summer of 2002. From
her many years heading elocab in North America,
she brings unrivalled knowledge and experience in custom cable design and
production to the process of supporting current and potential customers.