ROBERT E. SWITZ was named Chief Executive Officer and President of ADC
Telecommunications, Inc., in August 2003. Prior to this leadership
position, Mr. Switz served ADC as Executive Vice President and Chief
Financial Officer. He has played an instrumental role in transforming
ADC in recent years, developing and implementing restructuring
strategies to ensure the company's return to profitability in the
broadband marketplace. Mr. Switz served ADC as CFO from January 1994
until his appointment as CEO. He has also served the company as Senior
Vice President and Executive Vice President during his tenure.
Throughout his ADC career, Mr. Switz has held leadership
responsibilities for numerous critical functions including strategic
planning, business development, corporate technology, marketing
communications, sales operations and information systems. He served as
President of the Broadband Access and Transport Group, ADC's second
largest operating group with fiscal year 2000 revenues of $1 billion.
Mr. Switz joined ADC in 1994 after serving as Vice President, European
Operations, Ventures and Finance (CFO) at Burr-Brown Corporation in
Tucson, Arizona. At Burr-Brown, he held management responsibilities for
five start up ventures and seven European manufacturing and distribution
subsidiaries. He also held responsibility for corporate finance, legal,
MIS, accounting, purchasing, physical resources, facilities, investor
relations and business development. He served Burr-Brown from 1988 to
1994. Prior to Burr-Brown, Mr. Switz held senior financial management
positions at PepsiCo, AMF and Olin Corporation. Mr. Switz serves as a
director on the Boards of Hickory Tech Corp. and Broadcom Corporation.
In 1999, he was a recipient of the CFO Excellence award from CFO
Magazine. Mr. Switz holds an MBA in Finance from the University of
Bridgeport as well as a BS in Marketing/Economics from Quinnipiac
University in Hamden, Connecticut. Profile
TWST: What is ADC?
Mr. Switz: ADC is a leading supplier of network infrastructure products,
systems and services designed for communications providers and