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Biography PhotoRobert J. Stanzione
Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and CEO

Robert J. (Bob) Stanzione is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ARRIS, a global communications technology leader, that provides broadband local access networks with innovative next generation high-speed data and telephony systems for the delivery of voice, video and data to the home and business.

In 1995, Bob was appointed President & CEO of ARRIS Interactive, LLC, a Nortel Networks/ANTEC joint venture. As ARRIS Interactive’s first CEO, Stanzione grew the venture from a start-up company to the world market leader in cable telephony products. In 1998 he became President, Chief Operating Officer and a Director of ANTEC and was appointed to the CEO role on January 1, 2000.  In 2001, ANTEC acquired Nortel’s share of ARRIS Interactive and re-named the Company ARRIS Group, Inc.  From 1969 to 1995, before joining ARRIS, Stanzione held a wide range of senior management positions with AT&T.

Bob holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University, a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University and has completed executive development programs at the University of Richmond, Babson College and the International Institute for Management Development in Switzerland. 

He serves as a Director on the Board of Symmetricom, a San Jose, California based manufacturer of equipment for the generation, synchronization and distribution of precise time and frequency signals. He is also a Board Member of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA).  In June 2012, he was named to serve on The Cable Center Board of Directors.  Bob was awarded the SCTE’s Chairman’s Award in 2008, the Vanguard Award for Associates & Affiliates in 2009, and was inducted into the Cable TV Pioneers in 2010.

Biography PhotoDavid B. Potts
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and CIO

David B. Potts is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at ARRIS Group, Inc.

Prior to joining ARRIS, Potts was Chief Financial Officer of ARRIS Interactive L.L.C. and held various executive management positions with Nortel Networks, including Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Bell Northern Research and Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions. Prior to Nortel Networks, Potts was with Touche Ross in Toronto. 

Potts holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Lakehead University in Canada and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Canada.

Biography PhotoLawrence A. Margolis
Executive Vice President, Law & Administration, and Secretary

Lawrence A. Margolis is Executive Vice President, Law and Administration, and Secretary of the Company. In his role, Margolis has played an integral role in past joint ventures and the creation and operation of ARRIS acquisitions, including the transformative acquisition of Motorola Mobility’s Home business in 2013.  Mr. Margolis has operating management responsibility for the Legal and Human Resource functions of the Company.

Margolis was previously Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of ARRIS. Prior to ARRIS, Larry held executive positions with Anixter, Inc., a global communications products distribution company, including Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary.  He was previously a partner at the law firm of Schiff Hardin & Waite. 

Margolis holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Kansas and a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School.

Biography PhotoBruce  McClelland
President, Network & Cloud and Global Services

Bruce McClelland is President of Network & Cloud and Global Services at ARRIS Group, Inc. He is responsible for overseeing the company’s leading portfolio of network technologies including CCAP, CMTS, QAM, Video Processing and Wireline technologies. McClelland’s portfolio also features the company’s expanding Software Solutions, which include multi-screen support, targeted advertising, personalized content, and whole-home technologies, and Global Services.

Most recently, McClelland was Group President, Products and Services, after leading the Customer Premises Equipment Unit as Vice President and General Manager. McClelland joined ARRIS as Vice President of Engineering, responsible for development of a broad range of voice and data cable TV products. 

Prior to ARRIS, McClelland was responsible for the development of Nortel’s Signaling System #7 and Signal Transfer Point product lines as well as several development roles within Nortel’s Class 4/5 DMS switching product line.

McClelland received his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan.

Biography PhotoLarry Robinson
President, Customer Premises Equipment

Larry Robinson is President, Customer Premises Equipment at ARRIS Group, Inc., which comprises digital cable set-tops, including DVB and IP Gateway platforms, IPTV solutions and broadband devices incorporating the latest DOCSIS and DSL technologies.

Robinson assumed his current role after the ARRIS acquisition of Motorola Mobility’s Home business where he was Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Home Devices business responsible for its video, voice and data product portfolio, including set-top boxes, modems and gateways.  He brings more than a decade of experience in the broadband and video industry, including roles in general management, product management and business development.

While at Motorola, Robinson held a variety of senior level positions including Corporate Vice President, Product Management in the Digital Video Solutions Group. In this role, he led the definition and management of digital cable and satellite set-top box product lines for the Americas’ market. Robinson also managed strategic partnerships that complemented the portfolio.

In addition to his broadband and video industry experience, Robinson brings more than a decade of experience in large scale, aerospace communications systems, in addition to management consulting experience with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP.

Robinson holds a Master’s degree in Technology Management form the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Catholic University of America.

Biography PhotoRonald  M. Coppock
President, Worldwide Sales

Ronald Coppock is President of International Sales at ARRIS Group, Inc. and manages all international sales, technical support, system design and manufacturing relationships. Coppock brings more than 30 years of cable TV industry experience to ARRIS.

Prior to joining ARRIS, Coppock held various sales and marketing positions such as Senior Vice President International, TSX Texscan; Director of Marketing for Westcott Communications – EDS Private Television Networks; Western Regional  Manager, Scientific-Atlanta Network Systems and Satellite Communications Group; Director National Accounts at Pioneer; and various positions at Pioneer Communications and Oak Communications.

Coppock received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration & Marketing from Auburn University. He is an active member of the American Marketing Association and serves on the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Board.  Coppock is also a member of the Cable TV Pioneers.

Biography PhotoJim Brennan
Senior Vice President, Supply Chain and Quality

Jim Brennan is Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and Quality at ARRIS Group, Inc. and responsible for leading the supply chain, quality and operation services and solutions that deliver financial results, customer satisfaction and industry leading practices.

Prior to his current role, Brennan held a similar role as the Corporate Vice President of Supply Chain and Quality for the Motorola Mobility’s Home business. He served in various executive positions at Motorola, including Vice President Business Transformation and Chief Quality Officer and Corporate Vice President of the Home & Networks Mobility business’ supply chain, which included global operations associated with planning, purchasing, new product introduction, manufacturing, customer fulfillment and repair. Brennan also served in other senior leadership positions, including strategy, business operations, IT, and mergers and acquisitions. 

Prior to joining Motorola in 2000, Brennan held leadership positions at General Instrument in Operations and Northrop Grumman/Vought Aircraft in engineering development, manufacturing, flight test operations and quality.

Brennan earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Old Dominion University.  He also completed the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and the University of Michigan’s executive programs.

Biography PhotoSean Matthews
Senior Vice President Strategy and Corporate Development

Sean Matthews is Senior Vice President Strategy and Corporate Development at ARRIS Group, Inc. He is responsible for strategic planning and collaborating with business leaders to assess industry trends and market dynamics to formulate strategic initiatives. Matthews also leads Corporate Development and oversees the identification and execution of strategic acquisitions and investment transactions.

Matthews joined ARRIS in 2013 through the acquisition of the Motorola Home business from Google, where he served as Vice President Converged Solutions Finance. Prior to that Matthews was Vice President Convergence Strategy for Motorola Mobility, Inc. and held various leadership positions with Motorola, Inc. including Vice President Home and Networks Strategy and Business Manager Optical Transport Products.

Prior to joining Motorola in 2002, Matthews was the Chief Financial Officer of Synchronous, Inc, an optical networking equipment manufacturer where he led finance and business operations. Before that, he led the software technology Corporate Finance practice for Andersen Worldwide.

Matthews holds a B.S., Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has attended leadership programs at Lancaster University Management School, UK; Indian Institute of Management Bangalore; and McGill International Executive Institute Montreal. He also attended the Advance Corporate Finance program at INSEAD, Fountainebleau, France. He serves on the Board of Directors of Music Choice, a video and music network, delivering programing to consumers through televisions, online and mobile devices.