Cheri Beranek

Cheri Beranek

President and Chief Executive Officer

Cheri Beranek has served as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a director of Clearfield since 2007.  She brings to our Board a keen understanding of our business and industry developed through her tenure as our President and Chief Executive Officer and in her previous position as the President of our former subsidiary.  In addition, Ms. Beranek’s role as our President and Chief Executive Officer allows her to provide the Board with her unique insight on our business and operations as a member of management.

Prior to becoming President and Chief Executive Officer of Clearfield, Ms. Beranek served as President of APA Cables and Networks, Inc., a cable assembly and contract manufacturing operation and former subsidiary of Clearfield, from 2003 to 2007.  From 2002 to 2003, she served as President of Americable, a niche-market provider of fiber termination and distribution equipment.  From 2001 to 2002, Ms. Beranek served as Chief Operating Officer of Americable.  Prior to joining Americable, she served as Vice President of Marketing of Transition Networks Inc., a manufacturer of networking equipment for the worldwide fiber optic premise market, from 1996 to 2001. 

Ms. Beranek serves as a director of Key Tronic Corporation, a position she was appointed to in January 2024.  Ms. Beranek served as a director of CyberOptics Corporation from May 2020 until its acquisition by Nordson Corporation in November 2022.

Ms. Beranek holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Southwest Minnesota State University and a Master of Science degree from North Dakota State University.