Frank M. Drendel

Chairman

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Frank M. Drendel Chairman

Frank Drendel is chairman of the board of CommScope and company founder. Prior to the acquisition of CommScope by The Carlyle Group in January 2011, Mr. Drendel served as the company’s chief executive officer since the founding of the company in 1976.  He also served as chairman since July 1997, when the company was spun-off from General Instrument Corporation (subsequently renamed General Semiconductor, Inc.) and became an independent company. While at CommScope, Mr. Drendel also served as a director of GI Delaware, a subsidiary of General Instrument Corporation, and its predecessors from 1987 to 1992, a director of General Instrument Corporation from 1992 until 1997, and a director of NextLevel Systems, Inc. (which was renamed General Instrument Corporation) from 1997 until January 2000. From 1971 through 1976, Mr. Drendel held various positions within the Comm/Scope division of Superior Continental.

Mr. Drendel is a director of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, the principal trade association of the cable industry in the United States, and was inducted into the Cable Television Hall of Fame in 2002. Mr. Drendel served as a director of Sprint Nextel Corporation from August 2005 to May 2008 and as a director of Nextel Communications, Inc. from August 1997 to August 2005.

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