Harmonic VP Of Sales Departs

Harmonic vice president of sales Matt Aden is "leaving the company for personal reasons," according to the video-equipment vendor, which has promoted service and support executive Mark Carrington to take the top sales job.

In addition, Harmonic appointed two executives from Omneon, the video-production and playout systems company it acquired this year, to key management roles. Harmonic completed the $273 million acquisition of Omneon in September.

Geoff Stedman, who ran marketing at Omneon, will expand his role at Harmonic as vice president for Omneon and corporate marketing, with responsibility for corporate branding, demand generation and all of the company's outbound marketing activities.

David Price, who previously ran the company's marketing communication function, will remain with Harmonic as vice president of business development.

Ron Howe, who led Omneon's customer-service organization, will assume an expanded role leading the customer service organization for all Harmonic products as vice president for service and support.

"As part of the process of bringing Harmonic and Omneon together, we are fortunate to be able to draw upon the expertise of the combined management teams to fill critical executive leadership positions and build on the strengths of the respective organizations," Harmonic president and CEO Patrick Harshman said in a statement. "The new roles for Geoff, Mark and Ron allow us to capitalize on the skills that each of these executives bring to the team and are part of the larger ongoing process of defining roles and responsibilities across the combined company."