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John Stroup

president, cEO, and a chairman of the Board, Belden Inc.

John’s corporate direction and strategic oversight of Belden’s operations helped grow the Company’s revenue from $1.2 billion in 2005 to $2.36 billion in 2015. Under his leadership, Belden has transformed from a provider of high quality cable products to a leading manufacturer of end-to-end networking and connectivity solutions.

John previously served at Danaher Corp., joining in 2000 as vice president, Business Development.  He was promoted to president of a division of Danaher’s Motion Group and later to group executive of the Motion Group. Earlier, he was vice president of Marketing and general manager with Scientific Technologies, Inc. 

Since 2008, John has served on the Board of Directors for privately-held Barry-Wehmiller and publicly-held Rexnord Corp. As part of Rexnord’s board, he serves on the Audit and Compensation committees. For his work with Barry-Wehmiller, John was awarded as one of St. Louis Business Journal’s Outstanding Directors in 2013.

He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley Haas School of Business.