Former Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Directors
Robert J. (Bob) Stanzione is former Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Directors of ARRIS, a global communications technology leader, that provides broadband local access networks with innovative next generation high-speed data and telephony systems for the delivery of voice, video and data to the home and business.
In 1995, Bob was appointed President & CEO of ARRIS Interactive, LLC, a Nortel Networks/ANTEC joint venture. As ARRIS Interactive's first CEO, Stanzione grew the venture from a start-up company to the world market leader in cable telephony products. In 1998 he became President, Chief Operating Officer and a Director of ANTEC and was appointed to the CEO role on January 1, 2000. In 2001, ANTEC acquired Nortel's share of ARRIS Interactive and re-named the Company ARRIS Group, Inc. From 1969 to 1995, before joining ARRIS, Stanzione held a wide range of senior management positions with AT&T.
Bob holds a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University, a Masters degree in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University and has completed executive development programs at the University of Richmond, Babson College and the International Institute for Management Development in Switzerland.
He serves as a Director on the Board of Symmetricom, a San Jose, California based manufacturer of equipment for the generation, synchronization and distribution of precise time and frequency signals. He is also a Board Member of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA). Bob was awarded the SCTE's Chairman's Award in 2008, the Vanguard Award for Associates & Affiliates in 2009, and was inducted into the Cable TV Pioneers in 2010.
Bob and his wife Kaye have three children and ten grandchildren.