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CommScope’s Edwards Presented with the 2016 Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Excellence Award from The Carlyle Group
|By Business Wire
|September 22, 2016 01:30 PM EDT
Eddie Edwards, president and chief executive officer, CommScope, Inc.,
was presented with the 2016 Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Excellence Award by
the global alternative asset manager The
Carlyle Group (NASDAQ:CG).
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Eddie Edwards, president and chief executive officer, CommScope, Inc., was presented with the 2016 Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Excellence Award by the global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group. (Photo: Business Wire)
The award was given to Edwards during The Carlyle Group’s annual U.S.
investor conference in Washington, D.C. The Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.
Excellence Award is presented each year to a CEO who exemplified
outstanding leadership, business acumen and management excellence in
leading a Carlyle portfolio company.
“In receiving this honor, I commend the global CommScope employee team
whose passion for innovation and support for our customers have led
directly to our company’s success,” Edwards said. “I’m also proud of the
relationship CommScope has with Carlyle. With their guidance and
support, CommScope continues to drive innovation in networks and
technologies with high-performance, high-quality products.”
“The award is not determined solely by statistical results, but also by
the perceived difficulty of the task and the quality of its execution in
taking a company to higher levels of performance,” said Daniel A.
D’Aniello, chairman and co-founder, The Carlyle Group. “Edwards stood
out among many outstanding CEOs. He is first and foremost a leader. His
strategic vision, relentless work ethic, and willingness to make
difficult but necessary decisions have elevated CommScope to become one
of the best of its kind in the world.”
Edwards added that he was also proud of all of CommScope’s
accomplishments since the acquisition of TE
Connectivity’s Broadband Network Solutions (BNS) business (telecom,
enterprise and wireless) last year.
“We created a stronger solution platform for supporting customers around
the world,” Edwards said. “The most advanced networks run on CommScope
technology, serving customers in more than 100 nations. We are focused
on delivering connectivity and wireless solutions to solve our
customers’ networking needs anywhere in the world.”
Edwards was named to the company’s top position and to the board of
directors in January 2011, following the completion of The Carlyle
Group’s acquisition of CommScope, making it a private company. Since
then, CommScope returned to being a publicly-traded company following
its initial public offering in October 2013.
Edwards previously served as CommScope’s president and chief operating
officer since January 2010. Before that, he served as executive vice
president of business development and general manager, Wireless Network
Solutions, since December 2007. He previously served as executive vice
president of business development and the chairman of a CommScope wholly
owned subsidiary, Connectivity Solutions Manufacturing, Inc.
Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. is the former chairman and chief executive
officer of IBM, and former chairman and current chief executive officer
at The Carlyle Group.
(NASDAQ:COMM) helps companies around the world design, build and manage
their wired and wireless networks. Our vast portfolio of network
infrastructure includes some of the world’s most robust and innovative
wireless and fiber optic solutions. Our talented and experienced global
team is driven to help customers increase bandwidth; maximize existing
capacity; improve network performance and availability; increase energy
efficiency; and simplify technology migration. You will find our
solutions in the largest buildings, venues and outdoor spaces; in data
centers and buildings of all shapes, sizes and complexity; at wireless
cell sites; in telecom central offices and cable headends; in FTTx
deployments; and in airports, trains, and tunnels. Vital networks around
the world run on CommScope solutions.
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About The Carlyle Group
The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) is a global alternative asset manager
with $176 billion of assets under management across 127 funds and 164
fund of funds vehicles as of June 30, 2016. Carlyle’s purpose is to
invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom
are public pensions. Carlyle invests across four segments – Corporate
Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Market Strategies and Investment
Solutions – in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North
America and South America. Carlyle has expertise in various industries,
including: aerospace, defense and government services, consumer and
retail, energy, financial services, healthcare, industrial, real estate,
technology & business services, telecommunications and media and
transportation. The Carlyle Group employs more than 1,650 people in 35
offices across six continents.
This press release includes forward-looking statements that are based on
information currently available to management, management’s beliefs, as
well as on a number of assumptions concerning future events.
Forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are
subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, which could
cause the actual results to differ materially from those currently
expected. In providing forward-looking statements, the company does not
intend, and is not undertaking any obligation or duty, to update these
statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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