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Jaxon Lang Assumes Role as AFL’s President and CEO

Jaxon Lang Assumes Role as AFL’s President and CEO

Spartanburg, S.C. – June 6, 2023 | AFL announced today that Fujikura Ltd, their parent company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan has appointed current Chief Operating Officer, Jaxon Lang as President and CEO effective immediately. This follows Jody Gallagher’s resignation from his position as President and CEO of AFL.

Lang, an industry leader with a diverse career portfolio, has served as AFL’s Chief Operating Officer since he joined the company in January 2023, most recently serving as AFL’s Acting CEO. Previously, Lang served as President and CEO of FiberRise, leading the company through an acquisition with ENTRUST Solutions Group. Lang held key positions within CommScope, TE Connectivity and ADC Telecommunications across global service provider, enterprise, and hyperscale market and product groups.

“With over two decades in the telecommunications industry, Jaxon brings unparalleled leadership and a proven track record of success,” said Mr. Naoki Okada, CEO of Fujikura Ltd. “I have a strong belief that AFL will continue to provide industry leading solutions, achieve profitable growth and attain long-term success,” continued Okada.

AFL remains committed to its mission and values and under this new leadership the company is positioned for continued growth and success.

“As I transition into this new role, my focus remains on exceeding customer expectations, strengthening our core business operations and driving product innovation,” said Lang. “I look forward to leading the company toward continued growth in the years ahead,” Lang continued.

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