Corporate Governance - Board of Directors

Biography PhotoRobert J. Stanzione

Principal occupation and recent business experience: Mr. Stanzione is Executive Chairman and has been Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2003. From 2000 to 2016, he served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company. From 1998 through 1999, he was President and Chief Operating Officer. From 1995 to 1997, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Arris Interactive L.L.C. From 1969 to 1995, he held various positions with AT&T Corporation.

Other directorships: National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), The Cable Center, and Symmetricom, Inc. (acquired by Microsemi Corporation).

Director skills and qualifications: Stanzione’s leadership, vision, and industry insight transformed ARRIS from a start-up into a global, multi-billion dollar business; and they continue to drive the company’s strategic direction.

Biography PhotoBruce McClelland

Bruce McClelland is Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors at ARRIS. He assumed the role on September 1, 2016.

As CEO, McClelland is responsible for ARRIS’s strategy—driving the company's leadership in video, broadband and wireless. He is the architect of the Company’s expansion into enterprise and vertical markets and leads ARRIS’s vision of powering the digital world.

McClelland has more than 30 years of networking technology experience, with the past 18 years spent in a variety of leadership roles at ARRIS.

Previously, McClelland served as President of ARRIS’s Network & Cloud and Global Services business. McClelland’s vision and strategy for the business was responsible for ARRIS’s broadband network leadership—a key driver of the company’s global growth. Alongside former CEO (current Executive Chairman) Bob Stanzione, McClelland played an integral role in transforming ARRIS into a world leader in entertainment and communications technology.

McClelland’s prior roles at ARRIS also included ARRIS's Group President, for Products and Services, and Vice President and General Manager, for ARRIS’s Customer Premises Equipment Unit. McClelland joined the Company 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 a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan. He holds three patents related to broadband communications systems.
Biography PhotoAndrew M. Barron

Principal occupation and recent business experience: Since 2014 Mr. Barron has served as Chairman of Com Hem Holding AB, a communications company providing TV, telephony and high-speed Internet access to homes and businesses in Sweden. Mr. Barron also served as Chairman of Primacom, a German cable company, in 2015, helping lead its sale to Tele Columbus. Mr. Barron joined Virgin Media in 2008 and served as Chief Operating Officer from 2010 until 2013. Prior to Virgin Media, Mr. Barron held executive positions with a number of cable and satellite companies throughout the world, including Modern Times Group MTG AB (where he served as Chief Operating Officer) and UPC (now Liberty Global – where he served as Managing Director – UPC Media), as well as The Walt Disney Company Europe, where he was an Executive Vice President. Since 2013 Mr. Barron has also served as a member of the Executive Board of Cable Europe, a trade association that connects leading broadband cable TV operators and their national trade associations throughout the European Union.

Other directorships: Com Hem Holding AB

Biography PhotoAlex B. Best

ARRIS Board Committees: Compensation Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

Principal occupation and recent business experience: Prior to his retirement in 2000, Mr. Best was the Executive Vice President of Cox Communications, Inc. From 1986 through 1999, he served as the Vice President of Engineering of Cox. Since 2000, Mr. Best has continued to consult for Cox on a part-time basis. From 1966 through 1986, Mr. Best worked for Scientific-Atlanta and was involved in nearly every aspect of its cable television product development and business applications. Mr. Best served as Chairman of the National Cable Television Association’s Engineering Advisory Committee from 1995 until 2000.

Director skills and qualifications: Mr. Best brings to the Board industry-specific engineering and technology experience derived from an extensive engineering and executive career, both on the behalf of major equipment suppliers (Scientific Atlanta, now part of Cisco Incorporated) and a major system operator (Cox Communications, Inc.). Mr. Best is being inducted into the Cable Center’s Cable Hall of Fame at its 2014 annual Cable Show in April.

Biography PhotoJ. Timothy Bryan

ARRIS Board Committees: Audit Committee (Financial Expert)

Principal occupation and recent business experience: Mr. Bryan currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC) where he manages all operating and strategic aspects of the cooperative. Prior to becoming NRTC’s Chief Executive Officer in 2011, Mr. Bryan served as an advisor to numerous organizations and companies including IMAX Corporation, DBSD (formerly ICO North America), NRTC, and O3b Networks. Mr. Bryan has also held numerous executive and financial leadership positions, including Chief Executive Officer, ICO Global; Chief Financial Officer, Eagle River, Inc.; President and Chief Financial Officer, United Pan Europe Communications (UPC; now Liberty Global).

Other directorships: FirstNet, Avail / TVN (observer), ICO, Clearwire, Nextel, Open TV, UPC, A2000, Telekabel, Samaritan Institute and Jekyll Foundation.

Director skills and qualifications: Mr. Bryan has more than 32 years of experience in the communications and finance industries. He brings a wealth of operational and financial expertise, as well as strategic executive leadership, to the Board.

Biography PhotoJames A. Chiddix

ARRIS Board Committees: Nominating and  Corporate Governance Committee (Chairperson) 

Principal occupation and recent business experience: Mr. Chiddix has over 35 years of experience in the cable industry. Prior to his retirement in 2007, Mr. Chiddix was the Chairman     and Chief Executive Officer of OpenTV Corporation. From 2007 to 2009, he served as the Vice- Chairman of the Board of OpenTV. Prior to 2004, his previous roles included President at MystroTV (a division of Time Warner), Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President, Engineering and Technology at Time Warner Cable, Senior Vice President, Engineering at Oceanic Cable, and General Manager at Waianae Cablevision.

Other directorships: Magnum Semiconductor, Virgin Media, Inc. (acquired by Liberty Global), Symmetricom, Inc. (acquired by Microsemi Corporation), Dycom Industries, Inc.

Director skills and qualifications: Mr. Chiddix has spent a career of 35 years in the cable industry, including senior roles at both major service providers and equipment suppliers. Mr. Chiddix brings rich industry specific technology and product experience, including video experience, to the Board from both an operator and supplier point of view derived from having served as Chief Technology Officer of Time Warner Cable, currently the second largest Multiple System Operator in the United States, and as Chief Executive Officer of Open TV, a middle ware supplier to the cable industry.

Biography PhotoAndrew T. Heller

ARRIS Board Committee: Audit Committee and Compensation Committee

Principal occupation and recent business experience: Mr. Heller is currently a consultant for MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc., a privately-owned company. Mr. Heller was Vice Chairman of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. based in Atlanta, GA until his retirement in 2013. He also served until such time as senior adviser to TBS, Inc. Chairman and CEO Phil Kent on a host of business and corporate strategy-setting issues. Heller joined TBS in 1998. Most recently, he was president of domestic distribution, running the division responsible for the distribution of 10 domestic networks to the cable, satellite and telco industries, and was also responsible for Turner Private Networks. Previously, he was assistant general counsel of Time Warner Cable. Earlier, Heller served as associate counsel and senior counsel, litigation, for HBO.

Other directorships: Mr. Heller is a member of the Board of Directors of Starz. Prior his retirement in 2013, Mr. Heller was Chairman of CTAM (Cable and Telecommunication Association for Marketing) Educational Foundation Board and was a member of the CTAM and Cable Center boards of directors. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

Director skills and qualifications: Mr. Heller brings to the board experience and leadership in the evolution of video services to devices everywhere, as well as extensive program content distribution experience.

Biography PhotoDr.  Jeong Kim

Dr. Jeong Kim is currently Chairman of Kiswe Mobile Inc., a start up focusing on interactive mobile video. Prior to that, he was President of Bell Labs and Chief Strategy Officer of Alcatel-Lucent and a member of the Alcatel-Lucent Management Committee. Successful businessman, professor, and member of the National Academy of Engineering, Dr. Kim articulated his goal of bringing an entrepreneurial spirit to his positions that generates revolutionary technologies and dramatic impact in the marketplace.

Jeong Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea and emigrated to the United States with his family at 14. He attended the Johns Hopkins University, where in three years he completed degrees in electrical engineering and computer science while working for Digitus, a technology start-up in which he became a partner. After a seven-year tour of duty in the U.S. Navy as a Nuclear Submarine Officer — a period in which he received a master's degree in technical management from Hopkins — Dr. Kim joined AlliedSignal to work at the Naval Research Laboratory. During his tenure at Allied Signal he earned a doctorate in reliability engineering from the University of Maryland.

In 1992, Dr. Kim launched Yurie Systems, the enterprise that would define him as one of the nation's most successful high-tech entrepreneurs. He was designated by Ernst & Young as the National Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year. So successful was Yurie that in February 1997 Dr. Kim took the firm public; in May of that same year, Business Week ranked Yurie the #1 Hot Growth Company among all public companies in the United States. In 1998, Lucent Technologies acquired Yurie for $1.1 billion in cash.

Dr. Kim stayed on with Lucent as the Optical Networking Group's President until 2001, when he returned to the University of Maryland to teach engineering. Between 2001 and 2002, he served on the 8 member U.S. Presidential Commission Review of US Intelligence. Dr. Kim also served on the Board of Trustees of John Hopkins, the Board of Regents for the University System in Maryland, the Board of Directors of Georgetown University and the Board of Visitors of the Freeman Spogli Institute of International Studies at Stanford University.

A member of the Washington Business Hall of Fame and the American Academy of Achievement, he was inducted into the University of Maryland's Innovation Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Alumni Hall of Fame in 2010. The university also named its new Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building in his honor. He also received the Blumenthal Award from Johns Hopkins University.  Among a long list of other honors, Dr. Kim was designated as a KPMG Peat Marwick High Tech Entrepreneur, recognized by PanAmerican CoC as one of the 10 Most Influential Asian Americans in Business, awarded with the Van Fleet Award by the Korea Society, and the Liberty Award by the Institute for Corean-American Studies. He was the recipient of the Chinese Institute of Engineers' Lifetime Achievement Award, the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame Trustees Award, and the CIA Directors' Award. He received an Honorary Doctor of Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, and a Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa, from Postech University in South Korea.  Most recently Dr. Kim was appointed Chevalier de la Legion D'Honneur, the highest decoration awarded by France.

Dr. Kim sat on numerous corporate, University and non-profit boards and currently serves as a Board Member for Schneider Electric SA in France and the Nuclear Threat Initiative. 

Dr. Kim is continuously sought-out for his insights regarding innovation and business by ministers and national leaders throughout the world.

Biography PhotoDoreen A. Toben

ARRIS Board Committees: Audit Committee (Financial Expert)

Principal occupation and recent business experience: Prior to her retirement in 2009, Ms. Toben was the Executive Vice President of Verizon Communications, Inc.. Ms. Toben also served as Verizon’s Chief Financial Officer and was responsible for its finance and strategic planning efforts. Ms Toben began her career at AT&T Corp. and over the years held various positions of increasing responsibility primarily in treasury, strategic planning and finance both there and, beginning in 1984, at Bell Atlantic Inc. Her later positions at Bell Atlantic included vice president and chief financial officer, Bell Atlantic-New Jersey in 1993; vice president, finance and controller in 1995; vice president and chief financial officer Telecom/Network in 1997; and vice president and controller in 1999.

Other directorships: The New York Times Company and Kate Spade Co.

Director skills and qualifications: Ms. Toben has over 25 years of experience in the communications industry. Ms. Toben has held various positions in treasury, strategic planning and finance, including as CFO of Verizon, and brings a wealth of financial expertise to the Board.

Biography PhotoDebora J. Wilson

ARRIS Board Committees: Compensation Committee (Chairperson)

Principal occupation and recent business experience: Ms. Wilson is the former President and Chief Executive Officer (2004 through 2009) of The Weather Channel Inc., a leading multi-platform media organization. Prior to becoming the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Weather Channel, Ms. Wilson held other positions, including Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 1994 to 2004. From 1979 through 1994, Ms. Wilson worked for Bell Atlantic (now Verizon) and held management positions in network operations and new product development.

Other directorships: Markel Corporation and InterNap Network Services, Inc.

Director skills and qualifications: Ms. Wilson brings more than 30 years of business experience in the cable television and telecommunications industries, most recently as chief executive officer of The Weather Channel Inc. In addition to her executive management background in the media industry, Ms. Wilson has extensive sales, marketing and product development experience with new technologies and corporate strategy, which provides a useful perspective to the Board from the media and content business point of view.

Biography PhotoDavid A. Woodle

ARRIS Board Committees: Nominating and Governance Committee

Principal occupation and recent business experience: In 2008, Mr. Woodle became Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Nano Horizons Inc., a nanotechnology company that specializes in producing Nano silver particles for anti-microbial applications. Prior to ARRIS’ acquisition of C- COR Incorporated in 2007, Mr. Woodle was C-COR’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, positions that he had held since 2000. Prior to joining C-COR, Mr. Woodle was Vice President and General Manager of Raytheon E-Systems/ HRB Systems, and led merger transition efforts to successfully position that company in the wireless data telecommunications marketplace.

Director skills and qualifications: Mr. Woodle brings significant experience in cable industry technology equipment sales and operations to the company including experience as Chairman and CEO of C-COR prior to its acquisition by ARRIS in 2007. Mr. Woodle’s experience includes the planning and execution of strategic merger and acquisition transition efforts at both C-COR and Raytheon E-systems/HRB systems.