The Cable Center announced today that it had named three cable industry executives to its board of directors.
Joining the board for three-year terms were: Robert Gessner, president of Massillon Cable TV; Kenneth Lowe, chairman of the board and president and CEO of Scripps Networks Interactive; and Robert Stanzione, chairman and CEO of Arris.
Gessner has served as president of Massillon – a family operated broadband service company with systems in Massillon and Wooster, Ohio – since 2002. He is currently vice chair of the American Cable Association and is a board member and past president of the Ohio Cable Telecommunications Association.
He served for 10 years on the board for the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC), including a term as chairman.
Lowe was named chairman of the board, president and CEO at Scripps Networks Interactive in 2008 after serving as president and CEO of the E.W. Scripps Co. for eight years. Prior to 2000, Lowe was chairman and CEO of Knoxville-based Scripps Networks. He created and founded HGTV. Lowe serves on the board of directors for the NCTA.
He is a member of the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame and has received the NCTA’s Vanguard Award for Programmers and the T. Howard Foundation’s Executive Leadership Award.
Stanzione has served as chairman and CEO of Arris since 2000. He was appointed president and CEO of Arris Interactive, a Nortel Networks/Antec joint venture, in 1995. He serves on the NCTA board of directors and as a director on the board of Symmetricom.
Stanzione was awarded the SCTE Chairman’s Award in 2008, the Vanguard Award for Associates & Affiliates in 2009 and was inducted into the Cable TV Pioneers in 2010.
“It is a real honor to welcome these three industry leaders to our board of directors,” said Larry Satkowiak, president and CEO of The Cable Center. “We look forward to working with them and benefitting from the vast wealth of experience and wisdom they will bring to The Cable Center.”