ARRIS has a proud legacy of leadership in networking and entertainment technology. We’ve always worked to connect people to the things they love. Now, with Ruckus, we’re bringing in experts, product lines and capabilities that will extend our leadership into new areas. Combined, we will offer constant connectivity in a range of environments from the home to the enterprise and everywhere in between. This is the essence of constant connectivity.
The new combination will have the perfect mix of ARRIS global scale and Ruckus expertise. And, while we are coming together under the ARRIS umbrella, Ruckus will operate as a dedicated business: Ruckus Networks an ARRIS company. The business will be part of the ARRIS Enterprise Networks segment, led by Dan Rabinovitsj.
This structure will maintain Ruckus’ momentum and empower it to serve its fantastic network of channel partners. It will also preserve and nurture the much-respected Ruckus brand.
Ultimately, Ruckus will enable ARRIS to do more of what it does best: deliver technology that supports our global customers and redefine connectivity for billions of people around the world.
This is a truly exciting time for our extended family. And, we’re just getting started.
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.”