The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) and its global arm, the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE), have appointed Tom Adams, EVP, field operations at Charter Communications, to its board of directors.
Adams, a 30-year industry vet, will officially be seated on the board at the SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo meeting on Monday, Sept. 26.
At Charter, Adams directs Charter’s field operations for 25 million customers across 41 states. Prior to joining Charter in 2012, he spent 17 years with Time Warner Cable, which was acquired by Charter earlier this year, serving in roles such as regional vice president of operations for Wisconsin, and regional VP of operations/division president for a team of about 2,000 employees serving more than 700,000 customers in the Raleigh, Wilmington, and Fayetteville, N.C. Prior to TWC, he was VP of new business at NewChannels Corporation.
He earned a bachelor of science in engineering from Florida International University.
The Society said Adams will help guide development of new programs aimed at increasing workforce skills, driving adoption of new technologies, and improving operators’ bottom lines.
“Tom Adams’ background and his commitment to our industry are perfect fits for the SCTE/ISBE Board of Directors,” Mark Dzuban, president and CEO of SCTE/ISBE, said in a statement. “We’re fortunate to be able to draw on Tom’s rich base of knowledge and look forward to his insights into how we can create new opportunities to benefit SCTE/ISBE members and the industry at large.”
“With the industry’s rapid deployment of advanced services and new technologies, our operational needs are changing and evolving faster than ever,” added Adams. “I look forward to working with the SCTE/ISBE Board to help guide development of the educational and applied science tools that can both assist the skilled cable technicians in the field and improve the quality and efficiency of service delivery as this industry continues to meet the growing needs of its customers.”