President George W. Bush and Bob Hogan
AmerCable All-Employee Meeting - January 2012
Keynote speaker at SAWS "Safety for Sustainability" Conference in Beijing
Robert F. Hogan, Jr. was the President & Chief Executive Officer of AmerCable Incorporated from 1993 until February 29, 2012. Prior to that, he served as Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary for AmerCable's parent company, Associated Materials Incorporated, in Dallas, Texas, from 1984 to 1993. Under Mr. Hogan’s leadership, AmerCable grew from a small U.S. manufacturing company with an enterprise value of $27.5 million into a global leader in the mining, oil and gas, industrial and renewable energy markets with 2011 revenues exceeding $270 million.
In June 2002 Mr. Hogan executed a management-led buyout of AmerCable in partnership with private equity firm Wingate Partners. Mr. Hogan and his management team subsequently partnered with Industrial Growth Partners in 2005 and then Quintana Energy Partners L.P. in 2007. These successful private equity recapitalizations of AmerCable delivered returns of 4x and 5x, respectively, to its investors.
During the period of 2003 to 2008, AmerCable’s revenues increased at a compound annual growth rate of more than 25 percent, going from approximately $65 million to almost $200 million on a constant copper basis. EBITDA tripled from $10 million to more than $30 million. The company’s growing profits enabled it to significantly reinvest in the company, spending more than $40 million on capital expenditures during this time.
The company, which consistently delivered the cable industry’s highest on-time delivery rate, best profit margins, and top EBITDA percentage, was recently acquired by Nexans for $275 million. Based in Paris, France, Nexans is the second largest company in the global wire and cable industry. At the conclusion of the sale to Nexans, Mr. Hogan stepped down from his position with AmerCable and formed Hogan Ventures, LLC.
Mr. Hogan has served on the Board of Directors of the National Mining Association (NMA) since 2001 and currently represents the Manufacturers and Services Division on NMA's Executive Committee. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the National Ocean Industries Association for which he actively participates on the association's Finance Committee. He has been a member of Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) and its graduate organization World Presidents’ Organization (WPO), a premier global network of more than 19,000 Presidents and CEOs in 110 countries, since 1995. He is also an active member of the Chief Executives Organization (CEO).
Mr. Hogan raised the national profile of AmerCable in numerous ways, including an on-stage appearance with President George W. Bush in April 2004. At this town hall-style meeting in El Dorado, Arkansas, Mr. Hogan discussed "Education and Development in the Workforce." In addition, Mr. Hogan and the AmerCable management team were featured in author Keith McFarland's 2008 #1 New York Times business best-seller Breakthrough Companies as well as a prior McFarland article in Inc. magazine. Mr. Hogan was a key panel member that discussed "Selecting the Right Private Equity Partner" at the April 2004 annual meeting of the Association for Corporate Growth. He was a featured speaker in May 2005 at the Eastern Coal Council annual meeting on "Safety, Technology, and Innovation in Mining," and in April 2007 at the Marine Offshore Outlook Conference on "Trends in Technology" for the global Oil & Gas market. In June 2011 Mr. Hogan was an honored guest at the International Mine Safety Executive Conference held in Beijing. At this conference, organized by the Chinese government’s State Administration of Worker Safety (SAWS), he spoke on "Mine Safety is a Good Business Practice."
Before joining Associated Materials Incorporated, Mr. Hogan was a Manager in the audit division of Ernst & Young LLP. He holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Accounting from Virginia Tech University. He has served on the University's Department of Accounting and Information Systems Advisory Board since 2007. Mr. Hogan was the Wachovia Speaker in the University’s Wachovia Distinguished Speaker Series in 2011. He has also spoken to undergraduate and graduate classes on the topics of private equity transactions, effective mergers and acquisitions, and ethics in business. Mr. Hogan is the sponsor of the Department of Management’s 2011 and 2012 Ethics Conference.
Mr. Hogan has three teenage children, Claire, Rob and Lauren. He is an ardent supporter of El Dorado-based Hope Landing, Inc., which serves disabled children through horse therapy in the South-Central Arkansas area. He enjoys playing competitive tennis and errant golf, international travel, thoroughbred horses and "rough-housing" with his golden retriever.