Our History

Twisted Pair CablesDuring the 1970s, Walt Schroth worked for a manufacturing company that engineered and distributed cabling for mini and mainframe computer pioneers like Digital, HP, IBM, Sun Micro and Wang.  At the time, each computer firm engineered and maintained their own proprietary method of transferring data from one machine to another.  Filling this need, his employer designed and sold a huge and disparate variety of brand and product-specific connectivity products through retail outlets.

With the onslaught of personal computers and a growing flood of peripherals in the early 1980s (e.g., modems, printers and scanners), Walt recognized the inconvenience and long-term limitations of the hundreds of required variations and options, and he was convinced that a more uniform and standardized solution was needed.

Observing the adoption of "Twisted Pair" technology by industry leaders like IBM and AT&T, he decided that the technology, which provided outstanding noise cancellation and was capable of sending signals further and faster, was the most viable option for a long-term telecom and data cabling standard.

Twisted Pair Cable Connectors — A Solitary Vision, A Unifying Standard

In 1986, Walter D. Schroth founded Interconnect Systems Group (what would eventually become Eagle Design Group) with a solitary vision — the connection of all current and future computers and components through a standardized wiring interface.

As he worked behind the scenes serving on the national EIA/TIA committee to ratify standards for commercial building wiring, his team engineered and manufactured Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) wiring products, becoming one of the first to pioneer this technology.  In addition, utilizing feedback from in-field installers, ISG incorporated the use of Register Jack (RJ)-type outlets, a concept that was essential for the proliferation of computer networks and is now the industry standard.

In 1999, ISG acquired another small manufacturing concern and sold off its installation services business to become the company known today as Eagle Design Group.  This acquisition and divestiture allowed for an increased focus on designing and building the type of advancing technologies required by the rapidly changing data and telecommunications world.

As this new technology earned the trust of customers around the world, Eagle Design Group was continually approached for additional custom needs and products.  Often times, the team had to develop the technology required to produce the end product.

Our Mission

We work hard every day to realize our mission: design, engineer and manufacture IT solutions that enable effective and reliable data communications.  From the beginning, Eagle Design Group has been dedicated to advancing the data and telecom industry, assisting in every aspect of product and protocol development, testing endless varieties and iterations, and suggesting the ideal solution for each application.

Every one of our products is made with pride in our environmentally friendly facility and guaranteed to deliver outstanding long-term return-on-investment, regardless of implementation.  As a trusted partner and consummate innovator, we have earned our reputation for American-made quality.

Our Net-Zero Facility


Eagle Design Group has always been at the forefront of the telecom and data cabling industry.  In early 2000, we designed and moved into a new 20,000-square-foot facility, complete with a state-of-the-art fiber optic manufacturing clean room, warehouse and sales office to keep pace with the explosive growth of fiber optics.

In an effort to lead by example and be a responsible corporate citizen, EDG installed a geothermal heating and air conditioning system in our new facility.  Then, in 2011, we installed a 70KW solar energy plant, effectively making the facility a net-zero energy user and candidate for LEED certification.

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Today, Eagle Design Group operates according to lean manufacturing principles with a highly trained and dedicated staff that produces world-class products.  Our 29 years of business success derives from a dedication to solving customer problems with cutting-edge solutions, building trust through communication and delivering quality products on time, every time.

Our Veteran Leadership

Melissa Doyle 

MelissaDoyleFrom the manufacturing floor to the front office to marketing officer, Melissa has grown with Eagle Design Group from its very founding.  Today, she leads the company’s growth and strategy initiatives specifically focusing on intensive growth while maintaining the same values that have always made Eagle Design successful — commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.

Prior to joining Eagle Design Group, Melissa served as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps from 2001 to 2009 and in the US Marine Corps Reserve from 2010-2014, during which time she was promoted to Major.  During her active-duty service, she served in Okinawa, Japan; Camp Pendleton, California; and Fallujah, Iraq.

Melissa is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy.  She earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and also holds an MA from Johns Hopkins University in National Security Studies.  She is married to Dennis Doyle and has five sons.

Walter D. Schroth

Walt is the founder of Eagle Design Group, one of the first companies to pioneer the use of “Twisted Pair” technology, which is widely used today in high-performance communications networks.  Walt conceived and developed Eagle Design Group’s product lines, manufacturing set-up, and design and engineering functions.  He is the holder of a patent for the use of “Shielded Twisted Pair” technology, which enables today’s networks to achieve very high data rates while maintaining signal integrity.

WaltSchrothWalt served as the President of Eagle Design Group from its founding in 1999 through 2012.  Prior to Eagle Design Group, he founded and was the President of Interconnect Systems Group.

He is a graduate of The College of New Jersey and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology.