About the Author

Rob Wessels

Rob Wessels is vice president of Cable Research and Development for CommScope, a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks. For more than 20 years, Mr. Wessels has held various engineering management positions at CommScope. He has been involved in the design and development of twisted pair, coaxial and optical fiber cable for cable television, local area network and wireless applications.

He is a member of Telecommunications Industry Association/Electronic Industries Alliance TR-42 and developed 10 patents in the field of telecommunications cable design. In 2012, he received the Distinguished Career Award from the Wire and Cable Manufacturers Alliance.

He was elected to a second term as board chairman for the International Wire and Cable Symposium in 2011 and serves on the board of directors for the Communications Cable and Connectivity Association..

Mr. Wessels holds a bachelor’s of engineering degree from The Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from Georgia State University. He also serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board for the School of Engineering at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.