Charles Industries today announced that Timothy O’Brien has been hired as national sales director for the company’s new CATV/Broadband sales team.
O'Brien will manage Charles' CATV sales team efforts to launch its newly released lines of non-metallic pedestals and housings to CATV providers and Multiple Service Operators (MSOs).
O'Brien joined Charles with over 10 years of experience in the cable television industry working for companies such as ARNCO Corporation and A-D Technologies. He has held executive sales management positions and worked with Comcast, Time Warner, Charter Communications, and others to help set their strategies for building and upgrading their outside plant network infrastructure.
The hiring of O'Brien culminates a busy first quarter of activity for Charles' CATV group, which also saw the general release of product to the market on Feb. 1 and the naming of five CATV manufacturers' representative firms and two authorized distributors.
Charles, which late last year acquired the Corning Cable Systems molded pedestal and housing product line of Louvered and Non-Louvered CATV Enclosures, moved production to its Missouri-based manufacturing facility and began shipping product in last month.