Marvin S. "Eddie" Edwards, Jr. is president and chief executive officer of CommScope, a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks. He was named to the company's top position in January 2011. He also serves as a member of the company's board of directors.
Mr. 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. Mr. Edwards also served as president and chief executive officer of OFS Fitel, LLC and OFS Brightwave, LLC, a joint venture between CommScope and The Furukawa Electric Co.
Before CommScope, Mr. Edwards also served in various capacities with Alcatel, including president of Alcatel North America Cable Systems and president of Radio Frequency Systems.
Mr. Edwards was presented the 2016 Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Excellence Award by the global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group. It is presented each year to a CEO who exemplified outstanding leadership, business acumen and management excellence in leading a Carlyle portfolio company.
He also received the 2015 Distinguished Career Award from the Wire and Cable Manufacturers' Alliance.
Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, NC named Mr. Edwards its Business Leader of the Year for 2017.
The Charlotte Business Journal named Mr. Edwards one of the Most Admired CEOs in 2019.
Eddie is a graduate of Clemson University.