CommScope names new enterprise technical director for EMEA

William O’Connell appointed to the position of technical director, EMEA for the company's Enterprise Solutions division.

Jan 8th, 2013

CommScope, a global specialist in providing infrastructure for communications networks, announced the appointment of William O’Connell to the position of technical director, EMEA for the company's Enterprise Solutions division. Based in Dublin, Ireland, O’Connell will be responsible for driving technical support for CommScope's enterprise customers throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

“William’s leadership position comes at a crucial time for CommScope as we nurture relationships with our customers and look to maximize their productivity and efficiency while minimizing their costs,” comments Koen ter Linde, Vice President, Enterprise Sales Europe, CommScope.

According to a press release, as an industry expert with over 30 years of experience in the data and telecommunications sectors, O’Connell brings a wealth of capability and knowledge to CommScope, having successfully driven growth and technical business development with leading network and telecommunications service providers worldwide.

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ter Linde continues, “His wealth of experience will be an asset to the team as we make important steps in shaping our business and supporting our partners and clients in the design and implementation of optimum solutions. William’s exceptional track record means he understands the salient points in driving success and credibility, and will be instrumental in taking our business to greater heights.”

Prior to joining CommScope, O’Connell was Managing Director of Solutions at Kendington, where he built data centers and enterprise networks within the Irish market. He has also worked at OFS, where he assumed the role of marketing and sales director for EMEA for three years.

“As IT evolves from being a support function within a business to being the platform upon which the business is executed, the efficiency of the IT function is becoming ever more critical to success,” comments William O’Connell. "CommScope’s technical team has evolved into a commercially aware group where solutions are designed not just for their technical superiority, but because they are the most cost effective solution to meet a client’s needs."

O'Connell adds, “We need more than very smart engineers, we need engineers that can understand our client’s business, identify inefficiencies, recommend solutions and design the most cost effective system to minimize capital and operating costs. I am looking forward to working with the team and supporting the increasing importance of CommScope’s IT infrastructure.”

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