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Kurt Dallas

Executive Vice President

Cable and Connectivity Systems
 

 
"At AFL, there is a feeling of camaraderie, of family. At the same time, we’re very progressive and aggressive in the way we do business. I continue to be impressed with how AFL people perform and work together. Our team is definitely our best asset."
 


Kurt Dallas is executive vice president for cable and connectivity systems. He has had responsibility for AFL's cable business since 2007 and assumed leadership of the connectivity business in 2015.

Over his tenure, Kurt has led the U.S. business as well as management of cable manufacturing operations and sales in Swindon, United Kingdom, and Mönchengladbach, Germany. In 2013, AFL added Optimal Cable Services, based in Melbourne, Australia, and in 2015, AFC Group, also based in Australia. The two European facilities, two U.S. facilities in South Carolina, two facilities in Australia, and one facility in Massachusetts collectively produce OPGW, ADSS and OSP cables, indoor and outdoor Premise cable, SkyWrap®, harsh environment fiber, SpiderWeb® ribbon cable, aluminum clad steel wires and related products. Kurt also oversees AFL's connectivity manufacturing facility in Monterrey, Mexico.

The businesses under Kurt's leadership continue to produce excellent operational and financial results. Further, he was instrumental in five acquisitions:  AFC Group in 2015; Optimal Cable Services in 2013; Verrillon, a world leader in the manufacture of harsh environment fiber in 2010; Draka’s OPGW business in 2008; and Laser Armor Tech in 2001. Kurt has also driven organic growth through new product development and expansion into existing customer adjacencies. With this focus on growth and global expansion, AFL’s fiber optic cable is currently installed in over 120 countries around the world.

Kurt joined AFL in 1991 as a senior applications engineer. He quickly moved into technical management, project management, and new product development working with the company’s cable and conductor accessories product lines. Prior to joining AFL, Kurt was a project engineer and manager of construction engineering at Tennessee Valley Authority.

Kurt is a graduate of Memphis State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He also holds a Master of Science in Engineering Management from the University of Tennessee. Outside of AFL, Kurt is on the board of the South Carolina Manufacturing Alliance and is active in charities focused on cancer research and prevention.