HICKORY — CommScope Inc. announced Wednesday that Alexander Pease has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective April 2.

He will succeed Mark Olson, who is retiring from the company.

Pease has more than 18 years of financial and managerial experience and most recently served as CFO and executive vice president at Charlotte-based Snyder’s-Lance, an international packaged goods company.

Pease has also served as a principal in McKinsey & Co., and senior vice president and CFO at EnPro Industries. For six years he served in the United States Navy as a SEAL Platoon Commander Team Four. Pease graduated from Dartmouth College with an MBA and graduated from the United States Naval Academy with honors and a Bachelor of Science degree.

“We are delighted to have someone of Alex’s caliber take on the CFO role at CommScope,” said Eddie Edwards, president and chief executive officer, in a statement. “Following an extensive review of internal and external candidates, it was clear that Alex will bring exceptional leadership experience across a range of industries and a global and strategic perspective to CommScope.”

CommScope works with companies to help them build and manage networks, and have helped create reliable fiber optic and wireless solutions. They help their customers increase bandwidth, improve network performance, simplify technology migration and other services.

The SEC filing can be found online.

This story is from the North Carolina Business News Wire, a service of UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Media and Journalism