Belden Universal Announces Pivotal Leadership Appointment

Hillside, IL, USA, Aug 15, 2018 - Belden Universal, a leading global manufacturer of highly specialized universal joints and drive shafts, announces today the appointment of Nick Sainati as its new General Manager. The appointment is effective as of August 20, 2018. In his new role, Mr. Sainati will assume responsibility for the strategic direction and execution of Belden Universal’s business operations.

“We are extremely pleased that Nick has agreed to join our management,” says Perry Sainati, President. “His appointment makes Belden a third-generation family enterprise. Our business is the strongest it’s ever been. Nick’s wealth of business knowledge will be instrumental in leading the company into the future.”

“I am honored and excited to become a part of my father and grandfather’s company, and strongly believe in its continued growth potential,” says Nick Sainati. “I look forward to utilizing my acquired skills and experience to support the team, identify new opportunities and help grow our portfolio.”

Nick Sainati joints Belden Universal from his brand management role at Starbucks’ Corporate Headquarters, where he aided the successful launch of its Evenings and Mercato programs by helping solve complex strategy and supply chain issues. Mr. Sainati began his career as an investment banking analyst and corporate finance professional, advising companies on mergers, acquisitions, capital raising, and financial reporting. He sharpened his entrepreneurial skills by establishing a wine distribution company. Mr. Sainati earned his MBA degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

About Belden Universal

Belden Universal is an AS9100 and ISO9001:2008 certified manufacturer of high-quality special-purpose universal joints, drive-shaft assemblies and complex mechanical components. Cutting edge, innovative manufacturing technologies and processes provide Belden the flexibility to produce small batches and custom parts just as cost-effectively as high-volume standard universal joints. Capabilities include custom hub configurations, length or the complete redesign of joints for special applications. Belden delivers solutions to all industries and applications where power is transmitted. Belden universal joints are available as heavy duty, high strength, leveler strength or needle bearing, manufactured from a broad array of materials and platings. Belden Universal was established in 1997 and is headquartered in Hillside, IL, USA. For more information, visit


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