Tensor Machinery Ltd., a global leader in the wire, cable and fiber-optic machinery industry with customers on five continents, is pleased to announce that Robert Kepes, son of founder George Kepes, has assumed the position of President. George Kepes, who passed away last month at the age of 86, founded Tensor Machinery Ltd. in 1984.

“My father was a brilliant mechanical engineer and machine designer who helped make Tensor Machinery a global success.” said Robert Kepes. “I am happy to bring my 30 years of experience in business to the company, and look forward to working with the senior management team, our employees, and our esteemed customers from all around the world.

Tensor enjoys an unparalleled reputation for high standards, quality products and excellent after-sales service, and we intend to continue that. Going forward, it will be business as usual.”

Kepes said Tensor’s senior management team remains, and the company will maintain its high standards and reputation for preeminence in its field.

“Robert brings valuable business experience and insight to Tensor Machinery, and we are excited about building a new chapter for the company with him,” said Ken Luterbach, Director of Sales, Tensor Machinery. “The long-time stability and reputation of our company will continue as we develop new equipment, grow and enhance our position as a leader in the industry.”

Robert Kepes, 57, is a lawyer with 30 years of experience in the tax, business and commercial area. He graduated from McGill University Law School in 1984 and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1986. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Canadian Bar Association, Ontario Bar Association, Canadian Tax Foundation, Estate Planning Council of Toronto, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, and The Advocates’ Society.

Tensor Machinery Ltd. is a world leader in the manufacturing of equipment for indoor and outdoor fiber cable, copper wire cable, and other applications. The company recently completed a Heavy Duty SZ Stranding line that is designed to run hybrid cables, consisting of copper conductors and fiber optic tubes, in up to 16 different positions. This line can run stranded copper conductors and any combination of fiber optic tubes, which is a first in the world for SZ Stranding of this particular size and type of cable.