Mark Dzuban has extended his agreement with the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers to remain president and CEO through the next five years.
Dzuban, who has more than 40 years of experience in the cable and telecommunications industries, was hired to run SCTE in January 2009. Previously he was most recently vice chairman and executive vice president of strategic accounts for telephony-systems provider Cedar Point Communications.
During his tenure at SCTE, Dzuban has focused on developing engineering strategies that are grounded in business principles. He expanded the association's professional development efforts, including the creation of executive leadership programs with Dartmouth College and the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Dzuban also has rebuilt SCTE's flagship Cable-Tec Expo, which after several lean years returned with a flourish last fall with more than 10,000 attendees in Atlanta.
"Over the past three years, we've seen a dramatic transformation of SCTE and the benefits it offers to members and the industry, as well as significant growth of synergistic relationships between SCTE, CableLabs and the NCTA," Mike LaJoie, Time Warner Cable chief technology officer and SCTE chairman, said in a statement. "As a board, we feel that the vision, dedication and leadership that Mark Dzuban already has brought to SCTE are essential to ensuring the continued ability to meet the changing technological needs of the cable community in the future."
Dzuban started in the cable industry in 1968 as a design engineer for Vikoa, a New Jersey manufacturer of cable equipment. He also served as AT&T Broadband's senior vice president of telephony engineering and operations where he was responsible for telephony service implementation in the merged Tele-Communications Inc. and MediaOne Group systems.
At AT&T, which he joined in 1991, Dzuban developed commercial hybrid fiber-coax telephony capabilities and represented the company at CableLabs. He also served as chief technical counsel for the AT&T/TCI merger. Before joining AT&T, Dzuban was vice president of engineering and CTO of Cross Country Cable in Warren, N.J., for nearly 12 years.
"The ability to create programs that support the industry at large has been tremendously satisfying," Dzuban said in a statement. "I'm grateful to the Board for their continued support of SCTE's efforts, and am especially appreciative of how enthusiastically our executives, staff and Chapter leaders have embraced SCTE's expanded mission. I look forward to working with all involved to drive continued innovation in the years ahead."
Dzuban was the 2011 recipient of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association's Vanguard Award for Associates and Affiliates.
Exton, Pa.-based SCTE, founded in 1969, has nearly 14,000 members in the U.S. and abroad. More than 3,000 employees of the cable telecommunications industry hold SCTE technical certifications.