Time Warner Cable recently announced a slew of promotions at the corporate level, including promotions for industry veterans Mike Hayashi and Kevin Leddy.
Hayashi was promoted to EVP of advanced engineering for TWC. He will continue to lead the company's subscriber technology operations and will continue reporting to Mike LaJoie, CTO and EVP of TWC's Advanced Technology Group (ATG).
Hayashi's new role recognizes the increased scope of advanced engineering for the infrastructure, systems and applications he currently oversees, according to TWC.
"Mike has been the creative engineering force behind most of Time Warner Cable's successful technological endeavors," LaJoie said. "His contributions are too numerous to list, but he has been a leading contributor to the invention of digital television, DOCSIS, video-on-demand, IP telephony, HD and DVRs. Mike's [Hayashi's] leadership and contributions are a vital part of keeping Time Warner Cable on the cutting edge of digital technology."
Most recently, Hayashi served as SVP of advanced engineering and subscriber technology. He was named VP of advanced engineering and subscriber technology in June 1993. He joined TWC in 1992 as VP of international development, where he guided external technology partners in advanced technology product development.
Prior to Joining TWC, Hayashi held various positions at Scientific Atlanta.
Leddy was promoted to the position of EVP of technology policy and product management. TWC said that he will continue his current role in guiding TWC's public policy efforts as it relates to technology.
He will also continue to oversee large projects and play a key role in long-range capital planning for technology. Additionally, Leddy will assume oversight of most of the product management function for the company. Leddy will also continue to report to LaJoie.
"Kevin (Leddy) is an extremely well-respected executive in our industry," LaJoie said. "His perspective on technology-related policy matters is second to none, and he also plays a critical role in our strategic planning at the company. Taking advantage of his considerable expertise for the role of overseeing the coordination of our many development programs will keep us in the forefront of providing the best communication, information and enertainment products to our customers."
Leddy began his career with the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) in 1977 and joined Warner Amex Cable in 1980. During his 28 years with Warner and TWC, he has held various marketing positions around the country.
TWC also announced that James Ludington was promoted to EVP of national network operations. He will continue to oversee the testing, implementation and national operation of the technology platforms delivering voice, video and data services to all of the company's customers. He will now report to Gerry Campbell, EVP of technical operations.
Lastly, Jim Braun was promoted to SVP of product management. He will continue in his current role of managing various bandwidth projects, as well as managing the introduction of the tru2way platform and overseeing technical documentation and communications.
In addition, he assumed the role of managing a technical program coordination and communications team for ATG, supporting multi-departmental program development efforts. Braun will continue to report to Leddy.
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