22/06/2020 by Morgan Kurk 0 Comments
We are Engineers — An Extraordinary Group of Problem Solvers
If you watch TV, use a smartphone, or go online—you probably use equipment designed by CommScope’s engineers. We are a critical piece in communications networks, which are the most economically beneficial enabling industry in the history of humanity. The products and solutions that we design matter this week and every week.
However, this week is a little unique, in that it is officially Engineering Week. I’d like to take the moment to thank and recognize our engineers for their contributions. You all work on the engine that powers both our company and the industry. You are leaders in your field. You change our vision into a reality and create solutions where there were once problems. You keep CommScope ahead of the competition in wired and wireless technologies.
Whether you are a new employee, fresh from university, or a 25-year veteran, you should take pride in knowing how important you are to CommScope. Solving important customer problems in unique and value creating ways is what sets CommScope apart.
Purpose, vision, and values are our core values, and I believe our engineering community leads the way in all three. Your commitment to collaboration and your desire to win advances the company and pushes the boundary of technology to help create the world’s most advanced networks. You, to say it simply, inspire me.
We are a community of engineers, working together to build the infrastructure that grows economies and brings people closer together.
About the Author
Morgan Kurk is executive vice president and chief technology officer for CommScope, a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks. Mr. Kurk was promoted to this position upon the close of the ARRIS acquisition in 2019. He previously served as CommScope’s executive vice president and chief operating officer.
Mr. Kurk has nearly 25 years of experience in the information and communication technology industries. He joined CommScope as senior vice president of the Enterprise business unit, then served as senior vice president and segment leader for the Mobility business, then as CommScope’s CTO, with overall responsibility for the company’s long-term vision and strategic direction, before finally assuming the role of COO.
He previously was an executive at Allen Telecom, which later became part of Andrew Corporation, and ultimately CommScope. At Allen Telecom and Andrew Corporation, Mr. Kurk held a variety of positions including director of business development in the United States and China; vice president of R&D, PLM, and strategy; and vice president and general manager of the Wireless Innovations Group worldwide.
Mr. Kurk holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Brown University, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is a regular speaker at industry conferences and an expert in system integration.