Cox Communications hired a wireless industry veteran Len Barlik as its executive vice president of product management and development, responsible for advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and wireless services.
Prior to joining Cox, Barlik was at Sprint Nextel, where he most recently was vice president of wireless and wireline product development, responsible for creating and managing Sprint's portfolio of wireless applications, content services, wireline, voice and data products.
Prior to that at Sprint, he had been vice president of technology research and development and vice president of corporate strategy and development. Previous to Sprint, he was employed by Procter & Gamble.
"Len's depth and breadth of experience in the industry and his understanding of the competitive landscape will serve Cox and our customers extremely well in this role," said Pat Esser, president of Cox Communications. "Len will be able to contribute significantly to Cox's ongoing success as an industry leader in product innovation."