William O'Connell

Willie O’Connell is the managing director, Northern Europe, for the CommScope Enterprise Solutions Division. Willie has overall responsibility for driving technical support for enterprise customers throughout Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), ensuring that CommScope customers’ gain the optimum benefit from the full range of CommScope’s Enterprise portfolio, maximizing productivity and efficiency while minimizing cost and maximizing the return on investment Willie has over 30 years of experience in the telecommunication and data industry, having worked with AT&T, Lucent Technologies, OFS and before joining CommScope in 2012, spent eight years working with a CommScope Value Added Reseller. While working with AT&T and Lucent Technologies Willie was Program Manager for multiple projects in Kenya, South Africa, Poland, and spent 5 years in Germany managing the roll-out of the fixed wireless network for one of the early GSM operators. On returning to Ireland in 1995 Willie joined the Lucent Global Commercial Markets group as Technical Manager responsible for the technical support of SDH and ATM sales through indirect channels in EMEA. In 1998 Willie assumed the role of Sales Director for Lucent’s fibre optic sales in EMEA, which in 2001 became OFS. In 2003 Willie joined a Systimax Value Added Reseller based in Ireland with responsibility for business development. Willie studied electronic engineering at the Dundalk Institute of Technologies, has a Certified Diploma in Accounting and Financing with the ACCA and a Masters Certificate in International Contract Management from the George Washington University Washington DC.