AFL, a global provider of fiber optic solutions, announces that Phil Edwards has joined AFL as president of EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). Edwards will be responsible for leading AFL’s business strategy and operations in the EMEA region, as well as building the infrastructure needed to support growth for AFL.
AFL president and CEO Jody Gallagher said: "AFL recognizes a tremendous opportunity to build our business in the EMEA region. Bringing Phil on board adds a proven leader to our team, and positions us to take full advantage of the market opportunities. His background and experiences in the telecom industry is truly impressive and I am pleased to have Phil join our leadership team."
Edwards served as the group president of Draka Communications at Draka Holding NV, prior to its merger with Prysmian Group in 2011, when he was appointed to the position of executive vice-president of Telecom business at Prysmian SpA.
Edwards said: "With AFL’s diverse product portfolio, proven expertise in fiber optics and consistent record of profitable growth, I know AFL is well-positioned to maximize its presence in EMEA. I am excited to join the AFL team and look forward to bringing unique solutions to customers in our region."
Edwards is a graduate of Swansea University in the UK, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Physics.