Arris said long-time exec Ron Coppock will retire from the company effective May 31, and plans to dedicate his time to a several personal, charitable interests, including Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Board, the National Incarceration Association, and the Auburn University Alumni Association.
Coppock, who has been serving as EVP, global marketing and customer operations, is leaving Arris after 26 years with the company. He joined Arris through Antec, which, for a time was part of the Arris Interactive joint venture with Nortel Networks. Antec bought out the J.V. in 2000, and kept the Arris name.
Arris has grown and expanded during Coppock’s tenure, including a string of acquisitions that recently included major deals with Pace Plc and Motorola Home (Arris said Coppock was part of the strategic team that put those deals together), as well as other deals that helped to form Arris’s future, including C-COR and BigBand Networks.
Coppock was inducted into the Cable TV Pioneers in 2013.
"ARRIS's deep customer relationships and our globally recognized brand are testaments to Ron's vision and leadership in cultivating strategic partnerships and opportunities around the world,” Arris CEO Bruce McClelland said in a statement. “Ron has made an indelible impact and continues to inspire the People of ARRIS; and he will bring his passion and influence to the next phase of his career. We will miss him, and we wish him the best.”
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