Treadway succeeds Edwards, Watts succeeds Drendel at CommScope

Oct 1 2020

CommScope Holding Company,j Hickory, North Carolina, announced that Eddie Edwards, President and Chief Executive Officer, is stepping down today after 15 years of service to the Company. Succeeding Mr. Edwards is Charles "Chuck" Treadway, who has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the CommScope Board of Directors. This leadership transition is the result of the Company’s ongoing succession planning program led by the Board of Directors.

Treadway He has served 17 of the last 20 years as CEO of global businesses located in the U.S., China, and Latin America. In each of his CEO assignments, Mr. Treadway led efforts that generated highly profitable, above-market growth. Most recently, Mr. Treadway served as CEO of Accudyne Industries.

The Company also announced that Frank M. Drendel, in recognition of his unique status and distinguished service to CommScope, has been named Chairman Emeritus. Mr. Drendel founded CommScope in 1976 and has served continuously as its CEO and/or Chairman of the Board since.

Mr. Drendel will remain on the Board and is succeeded today as Chairman by Bud Watts.  Watts has a long history of service to CommScope, most recently as the Board’s Lead Independent Director. Mr. Watts will work with Mr. Treadway and the management team on strategic, corporate development and capital structure matters. Considering his active engagement, Mr. Watts will become an employee of the Company. As a result, the independent directors on the CommScope Board elected Timothy T. Yates as the new Lead Independent Director.