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Technicolor Makes Exec Move Amid Cisco STB Deal

Technicolor  said it has appointed Luis Martinez Amago as president of its Connected Home division for the North American market.

That division, which support cable, telecom, satellite and OTT operators in the region, will also include  the set-top and CPE division of Cisco Systems that Technicolor is in the process of acquiring for $600 million. That deal is expected to close by the end of 2015.

Martinez Amago joins Technicolor after 27 years with Alcatel-Lucent, where he served in roles including CEO of the Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell joint venture, and president of its Europe, CIS, Middle East and Africa regions. As president of the Alcatel-Lucent’s Fixed Broadband Access Networks Business Division, which included IPTV and consumer premises equipment, he was responsible for major deals with US customers such as AT&T and Verizon, Technicolor said.

“Luis Martinez Amago is a highly skilled international executive with an impressive track record in key roles from Sales to General Management, in different technological areas and in several challenging markets,”  Frederic Rose, CEO of Technicolor, said in a statement. “Luis will be tasked with growing our Connected Home market position in NA and his decades of valuable experience in CPE and network will serve him well in his exciting new role.”

Martinez Amago holds a technical degree in telecommunications engineering from the University La Salle, Barcelona.