Cox Ups Philip Nutsugah to SVP, Product Development and Management

Company vet Steve Necessary to retire at year-end
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Cox Communications has promoted Philip Nutsugah to the post of senior vice president of product development and management.

Nutsugah, who will oversee product lifecycles for Cox’s residential and business voice, video and data services, reports to Kevin Hart, who now oversees Cox’s technology and product organizations as EVP and chief product management and technology officer.

Cox also announced that Steve Necessary, who has headed up all major video initiatives at Cox over the past 13 years and its full product portfolio since 2015, will retire at the end of the year. Necessary, a long-time industry vet, is also late of Concurrent Computer Corporation and Scientific Atlanta (sold to Cisco Systems in 2005).

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Nutsugah, who joined Cox in 2006, most recently has been leading up various product organizations at Cox, including the development and launch of Cox Gigablast, its gigabit offering, and the recently launched Panoramic WiFi service.

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“The expertise of our product development and management team is increasingly important as we focus on aggressively competing and growing our portfolio to better serve new and existing customers,” Hart, executive vice president, chief product management and technology officer. “Under Philip’s leadership, Cox’s aggressive Gigabit internet launch has led the market and he’ll bring that same level of commitment and creative approach to our full suite of services.”