We recently completed our acquisition of Pace —positioning ARRIS as a global leader in our industry with an unmatched body of talent.
Today, we’d like to welcome the Pace leadership team to our ranks, where we’ll leverage their expertise to bring our vision of the future to new markets.
At the executive level, Bob Stanzione will continue on as Chairman and CEO of ARRIS, along with Dave Potts as EVP and CFO. Larry Margolis will lead integration of the combined organization as EVP of Corporate Strategy & Administration. Larry Robinson and Bruce McClelland will continue to serve as President of their respective business units, which will maintain their current structure: CPE and Network & Cloud and Global Services. Ron Coppock will lead our new, dedicated international sales organization and continue to lead marketing, as President of International Sales and Global Marketing. Tim O’Loughlin from Pace will bring his sales expertise and relationships to his new role as President, North American Sales. Jim Brennan will continue as SVP of Supply Chain and Quality, Patrick Macken as SVP, General Counsel and Secretary, and Vicki Brewster as SVP of Human Resources. Finally, Pace’s Phil Baldock will serve as ARRIS’s new SVP, CIO.
We expect many members of the Pace senior management team to take on leadership positions at ARRIS—a testament to Pace CEO Mike Pulli’s work in creating one of the industry’s leading talent organizations and one that matches ARRIS’s culture of success.
“The people of ARRIS represent the future of our company,” said Bob Stanzione. “Today, we have the industry’s leading talent under one roof. And in the coming months, we’ll begin to leverage the full potential of our combined expertise—broadening our global footprint, tapping into new markets, catalyzing innovation, and transforming entertainment and communications for millions of people around the world.”
As you’ve probably heard, ARRIS just acquired Pace.
It’s a big deal. It’s going to transform our industry and affect the way that millions of people watch TV and connect to the Internet and to each other.
We thought the news might leave you with some questions, so we went straight to Bob Stanzione, Chairman and CEO of ARRIS, for answers to the biggest ones on people’s minds.
Check out our video interview with Bob, below, and hear why we acquired Pace, what it means for ARRIS today, and how that’s changing the way our company is preparing for the future.
“Comcast’s founder Ralph Roberts exemplified true leadership and vision throughout his life. He was a pioneer in the cable industry, who built one of America’s greatest companies and brought services that enriched our lives. We send our deepest condolences to the Roberts family. He will be truly missed,” states Bob Stanzione, ARRIS CEO.
Bob Stanzione, CEO, ARRIS
His enduring contributions to ARRIS and to the industry recognized by Cablefax.
Each year, Cablefax selects the most influential cable executives for recognition in its “Cablefax 100.” This year, that list features Bob Stanzione.
The Cablefax 100 celebrates executives whose “leadership continues to take the industry to new heights,” and Bob’s work over the past year has certainly exemplified this. His vision and ongoing legacy of investing in the right opportunities have exponentially grown our business.
Be sure to check out the latest issue of Cablefax for Bob’s spotlight in the magazine’s coverage of the Cablefax 100.
This week at SCTE, everyone’s talking about the future of cable. But in the closing keynote of WICT’s (Women in Cable Telecommunications) “Tech It Out” Conference on Tuesday, our CEO Bob Stanzione will speak about one related topic that often goes unrecognized in that conversation: tomorrow’s engineers.
Tech It Out is about fostering leadership among women in technology, and this charter resonates with Bob’s belief that we have an obligation to inspire tomorrow’s engineers. To paraphrase his words, “We have a responsibility to foster a diversity of thought, starting with children and students—they’ll be engineering our future, so it’s vital that they represent the best that we have to offer.”
But, as Bob will point out, that isn’t the case in engineering, where women are underrepresented to our disadvantage. In his keynote, he’ll talk about the constricted pipeline of female engineers; cover some of the underlying challenges—like the education system, social paradigms, and media influence; and map out the necessary changes for our industry achieve the diversity it deserves.
As Sandy Howe, our SVP of Global Marketing, outlines here, there are many opportunities for women. On Tuesday, Bob will expand on that topic and talk more about the vital role that women play in inventing the future.
You can also find us at SCTE in booth #1764.
Our Chairman and CEO, Bob Stanzione, was recently named to the CableFAX 100 – a power player list honoring the most “influential cable executives whose leadership continues to take the industry to new heights.”
In the past year, Bob has led ARRIS to a 3x growth following our acquisition of Motorola Home and established our company as one of the world’s leading technology companies, working hand in hand with premier service providers to transform entertainment and communications for millions.
Bob attributes the company’s success to the people around him. “Let them know how important they are, and give them clear responsibility. I think that’s the key to success,” he stated recently in an interview with the BBC. It’s this people philosophy combined with unprecedented growth that keeps some of the industry’s finest talent flowing into ARRIS.
We call our dedication to industry progress, a “journey of constant innovation.” In the past year, we’ve seen that path paved by the smart, collaborative, and hardworking people at ARRIS. Luckily for us, Bob leads by example.