Larry Bleich is the Director of Cable R&D at CommScope and resides in Hickory, North Carolina. His career with CommScope started in 1985, where for more than a decade has led cable research and development. Larry holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and a MBA from Bellevue University. For almost twenty years, Larry has been a co-instructor of the IWCS Copper 101 Short Course. His professional recognitions include The Jack Spergel Memorial Award for Outstanding Technical Paper received in 2000.