Infrastructure solutions for communications networks specialist CommScope has eliminated the chief operating officer position and will split responsibilities of the role among other members of the executive team. As a result of this decision, Bruce McClelland is no longer with the company.
McClelland joined the CommScope leadership team as chief operating officer in February 2019 following CommScope’s $7.4 billion (€8.26bn) acquisition of ARRIS International, having previously served as Chief Executive Officer at ARRIS.
“In his leadership role, Bruce has made numerous contributions to ARRIS through the years,” said Eddie Edwards, president and chief executive officer, CommScope. “Looking ahead, the new CommScope is well positioned and ready to shape the future of communications connectivity. We remain confident in the long-term growth potential for CommScope and our ability to help solve our customers’ networking and connectivity challenges better than ever before.”
McClelland joined ARRIS in 1999 as Vice President of Engineering, leading the product development of the Company’s voice and broadband products. As the Company expanded its product offering and global presence, McClelland served in multiple roles including Group President, for products and services, and General Manager of the Customer Premises Equipment unit.
McClelland came to ARRIS following 11 years at Nortel Networks/Bell Northern Research (BNR). He began his career with BNR in Ottawa, Canada and was responsible for development of Nortel’s SS7 switching products immediately prior to joining ARRIS.