John M. Monter has been a director of Belden Inc. since 2000 and was appointed to the Company's Board at the time of the Merger of Belden 1993 Inc. and Cable Design Technologies Corporation in 2004. He serves on the Compensation Committee and chairs the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.
During his career, Mr. Monter has served in the general management position for three companies, two manufacturers and a construction services company. Previously to his general management experience, Mr. Monter worked in several marketing and sales positions, including holding worldwide responsibilities in both marketing and sales for a multinational manufacturing company. His broad general management and sales and marketing experience at the policy-making level particularly qualifies him to serve on the Company's Board.
From 1993 to 1996, he was President of the Bussmann Division of Cooper Industries, Inc. Bussmann is a multi-national manufacturer of electrical and electronic fuses, with ten manufacturing facilities in four countries and sales offices in most major industrial markets around the world. From 1996 through 2004, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Brand Services, Inc. ("Brand") and also a member of the board of directors of the parent companies, Brand DLJ Holdings (1996-2002) and Brand Holdings, LLC (2002-2006). He was named Chairman of DLJ Holdings in 2001 and Chairman of Brand Holdings, LLC in 2002. From January 1, 2005 through April 30, 2006, he served as Vice Chairman of Brand Holdings, LLC. Brand is a supplier of scaffolding and specialty industrial services. In 2008, he was elected a director on the board of Environmental Logistics Services, a privately held company that is owned by Centre Partners. Environmental Logistics Services is a hauler and disposer of solid wastes.
Mr. Monter received a B.S. degree in journalism from Kent State University and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Chicago. Member of the Audit Committee Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee