Clayton, Dubilier & Rice today has named John Stroup, Executive Chairman of Belden, as an Operating Advisor to CD&R funds.

Stroup joined Belden as President and Chief Executive Officer in 2005 and became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 2016. Under his leadership, Belden grew revenue from USD1.2 billion in 2005 to USD2.1 billion in 2019. He stepped down from the CEO role and assumed the role of Executive Chairman in 2020.

“John has built a strong reputation for driving growth across a wide range of industrial sectors and is well known to the CD&R investment team,” says Nate Sleeper, CD&R’s Chief Executive Officer.

Prior to joining Belden, says Stroup held various positions of increasing responsibility at Danaher Corporation, Scientific Technologies, and Rockwell Automation. Stroup began his career at Parker Hannifin Corporation in various roles including engineering, sales, and marketing.

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