CommScope Names Pease CFO

CommScope today announced it has named Alexander W. Pease executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective April 2. Pease succeeds Mark Olson is retiring from the company.

Pease, who has more than 18 years of extensive financial and operational experience across a wide range of industries, most recently served as executive vice president and CFO of Snyder’s-Lance, a global consumer packaged goods company based in Charlotte. Previously, he was a principal in McKinsey & Company’s global corporate finance and business functions practice. During his tenure at McKinsey, Pease held roles of increasing responsibility across the company’s global operations, risk and finance practices, where he focused on capital productivity, portfolio allocation and capital investment strategy and execution. Before that, Pease served as senior vice president and CFO at EnPro Industries, where he oversaw six operating divisions in addition to the finance, accounting, strategy and development, global supply chain and information technology functions.

“We are delighted to have someone of Alex’s caliber take on the CFO role at CommScope,” said Eddie Edwards, president and chief executive officer, CommScope. “Following an extensive review of internal and external candidates, it was clear that Alex will bring exceptional leadership experience across a range of industries and a global and strategic perspective to CommScope. We are confident he is the right leader to bolster our ongoing efforts to accelerate growth, expand margins and drive shareholder value.”

Pease served in the United States Navy as a SEAL Platoon Commander of SEAL Team Four for six years.

He earned an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and graduated with honors and distinction from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree.

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