Preformed Line Products

Preformed Line Products Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs and manufactures products and systems that are used in the construction and maintenance of overhead, ground-mounted, and underground networks for the energy, telecommunication, cable operator, information, and other industries. The company offers formed wire products to support, protect, terminate, and secure power conductor and communication cables, as well as to control cable dynamics; and hardware products to support and protect transmission conductors, spacers, spacer-dampers, stockbridge dampers, corona suppression devices, and various compression fittings for dead-end applications. It also provides protective closures to protect fixed line communication networks, such as copper cable or fiber optic cable from moisture, environmental hazards, and other contaminants; and hardware assemblies, pole line hardware, resale products, underground connectors, solar hardware systems, guy markers, tree guards, fiber optic cable markers, pedestal markers, and urethane products that are used by energy, renewable energy, communications, cable, and special industries for various applications. The company serves public and private energy utilities and communication companies, cable operators, financial institutions, governmental agencies, contractors and subcontractors, distributors, and value-added resellers in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. It markets its products through a direct sales force, as well as through manufacturing representatives. The company was incorporated in 1947 and is headquartered in Mayfield, Ohio.


Founded in 1947, Preformed Line Products has grown to become a leading international supplier of products and systems designed to provide connections between communication networks and utilities employed in the communications, energy, transportation, and construction industries.

To find solutions for our customers' needs, positioned us to do just that.

PLP is dedicated to developing innovative products and services that exceed our customers' expectations.

Key Team

Mr. Timothy J. O'Shaughnessy (VP of HR)

Mr. John M. Hofstetter (Exec. VP of US Operations)

Mr. Jon Ryan Ruhlman (VP of Marketing & Bus. Devel. and Director)

Mr. Thomas F. Peterson (Founder)

Ms. Caroline Saylor Vaccariello (Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec.)

Recognition and Awards
Preformed Line Products has been recognized as a top supplier for quality products, on-time delivery and customer service. In 2016, PLP was honored with the Automotive OEM Global Award for Excellence in Quality and Innovation.

Preformed Line Products
Leadership team

Mr. Robert G. Ruhlman (Chairman, Pres & CEO)

Mr. Andrew S. Klaus (Chief Financial Officer)

Mr. Dennis F. McKenna (Chief Operating Officer)

Products/ Services
Energy, Industrial, Manufacturing, Solar
Number of Employees
1,000 - 20,000
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Company Registration
SEC CIK number: 0000080035
Net Income
20M - 100M
500M - 1B
Traded as
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