“Our members average more than 20 years of industry experience, and are responsible for more than $100 billion of infrastructure projects,” said Mark Monroe, Infrastructure Masons executive director. “We are proud to welcome CommScope as the first Founding Partner and look forward to the company’s continued contribution to the industry.”
CommScope, a global leader in infrastructure solutions for
communications networks, is the first Founding
Partner of Infrastructure Masons, an organization created to bring together
technical professionals involved in infrastructure services – from end users to
consultants to vendors.
Masons was established to provide network infrastructure executives and
technical professionals an independent forum to connect, grow and give back. Founded
by Dean Nelson, a long time infrastructure
executive and industry contributor, the organization will focus its combined
experience and expertise to advance the industry, develop fellow masons, and
empower business and personal use of the infrastructure to better the economy,
the environment, and society.
“Our members average more than 20
years of industry experience, and are responsible for more than $100 billion of
infrastructure projects,” said Mark Monroe, Infrastructure Masons executive director.
“We are proud to welcome CommScope as the
first Founding Partner and look forward to the company’s continued contribution
to the industry.”
Infrastructure Masons members are
defined by their work and contributions to the industry. Membership levels are
defined by three primary categories -- experience, economics and stewardship.
Each category has different dimensions and levels are identified by the number
of dimensions that are met or exceeded within each category.
“We are so grateful to CommScope
for stepping forward as the first Founding Partner,” said Maricel Cerruti, a board
member of Infrastructure Masons. “CommScope’s commitment of both funding and
resources underscores how well they understand the importance of the foundation
in the digital infrastructure industry.
“We see a parallel with the importance of building out the
cloud infrastructure to that of the electrical grid. The cloud has become the
underpinning of several major trends that we are seeing today such as IoT and
“I am proud to represent CommScope
as a Founding Partner with Infrastructure Masons,” said John Schmidt, vice
president of Global Data Center Solutions at CommScope. “CommScope designs and
builds the connectivity for the most advanced networks in existence today,
which positions us well to give back to this industry.”
Schmidt will serve on the Partner
Advisory Council of the Infrastructure Masons, a group of senior industry
executives who will help steer the iMasons organization on its journey to
become the leading professional society in the digital infrastructure industry.
CommScope (NASDAQ: COMM) helps companies around the world
design, build and manage their wired and wireless networks. Our vast portfolio
of network infrastructure includes some of the world’s most robust and
innovative wireless and fiber optic solutions. Our talented and experienced
global team is driven to help customers increase bandwidth; maximize existing
capacity; improve network performance and availability; increase energy
efficiency; and simplify technology migration. You will find our solutions in
the largest buildings, venues and outdoor spaces; in data centers and buildings
of all shapes, sizes and complexity; at wireless cell sites; in telecom central
offices and cable headends; in FTTx deployments; and in airports, trains, and
tunnels. Vital networks around the world run on CommScope solutions.
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Infrastructure Masons is a group of industry professionals
who design, build and operate the technical infrastructure of the digital age.
The IM community is where professionals connect, grow and give back. Established
in April of 2016, iMasons is a 501(c)6, non-profit association of individuals,
and assesses levels of industry knowledge based on criteria in three dimensions
- Experience, Economics and Stewardship. iMasons is guided by the End User and
Partner Advisory Councils, consisting of leaders of some of the largest and
most advanced technical infrastructure portfolios in the world. As of January
2017, membership exceeded 1,000 individuals representing over $100Bn in
Infrastructure projects in over 130 countries. http://imasons.org.
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