John R. Carlson

SVP, Chief Commercial Officer at CommScope


Mr. Carlson became Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer in November 2020. He previously served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Sullair (a premier global industrial air compressor manufacturer), a Hitachi Group Company, from 2016 to 2020. Mr. Carlson also served as Chairman of the Board of the China-based IHI-Sullair joint venture during that time. From 2001 to 2016, Mr. Carlson held varying leadership positions including, President of North America at Southwire Company (a global leader in copper rod production and design/manufacturing and sales of utility, OEM and electrical wire and cable).

Prior to that, Mr. Carlson served as Sector CEO of Yale Security Group from 1999 to 2000. From 1991 until 1998, Mr. Carlson held multiple roles with Schneider Electric including Vice President of the Motor Control Division, Vice President of the Industrial Segment and Vice President of Marketing. He began his career with Square D Company, which was acquired by Schneider Electric in 1991, in 1979 and held various roles in sales and product management until 1998.


  • SVP, Chief Commercial Officer

    Current role

  • SVP, Chief Commercial Officer & Segment Leader, Venue & Campus

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