Technology >> CEO Interviews >> September 3, 2003

Robert Stanzione – Arris Group Inc (arrs)

ROBERT J. STANZIONE is President and Chief Executive Officer of ARRIS Group, Inc. ARRIS is a new company formed by the merger of ANTEC and Arris Interactive, LLC, in August 2001. ARRIS is a global communications technology leader in the development of advanced cable telephony solutions and the delivery of converged services across the broadband local access network. Mr. Stanzione joined ANTEC in 1998 as President, Chief Operating Officer and a Director and was appointed to the CEO role on January 1, 2000. Prior to joining ANTEC he was the President and CEO of Arris Interactive, a Nortel Networks/ANTEC joint venture. As Arris' first President, Mr. Stanzione grew the venture from a startup company to the world market leader in cable telephony products. From 1969 to 1995, Mr. Stanzione held a wide range of senior management positions with AT&T Network Systems (now Lucent). His last position with AT&T before joining Arris, was as Vice President, Consumer Broadband Networks, a business unit focused on bringing 'broadband' to homes over phone and cable networks. He holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University, an ME 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 of CoaXmedia and Evolve Products, Inc. He also serves as Chairman of the Georgia Cystic Fibrosis Major Gifts Campaign. Profile
TWST: Start us off with a look at Arris Group's strategic focus for the

next few years.

Mr. Stanzione: Our strategic focus over the next few years is based on a

plan that we put in place last