The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers appointed former CableLabs president and CEO Dick Green to its board and extended the term for current director-at-large Mike LaJoie, Time Warner Cable's chief technology officer.
Green, who left CableLabs in December 2009 after a 21-year run as the industry consortium's first chief executive, has been appointed for a two-year director-at-large term. LaJoie's tenure has been extended for one year.
"The accomplishments of Dick Green and Mike LaJoie have repeatedly created new opportunities for our industry and its technical workforce," Bob Foote, SCTE chairman and TriNet Communications vice president of sales, said in a statement. "We're fortunate to be able to draw on their considerable talents and expertise, and look forward to working with them to hone strategic directions that will benefit the members of SCTE, and the industry at large."
Green commented, "SCTE's work with CableLabs, NCTA and other organizations has helped our industry move forward in a variety of new market areas in recent years. I'm hopeful that my background at CableLabs, in broadcast television and on the vendor side will enable SCTE to quicken the pace of that forward progress."
LaJoie added, "Ultimately, a huge part of SCTE's mission is to create new opportunities that benefit the cable industry and the people whose contributions continue to move it forward. I'm delighted to have the opportunity to continue to influence the development of new ways for our members to help cable to reduce costs, optimize network performance and enhance customer satisfaction."
Green, who previously worked for PBS and CBS before coming to CableLabs, also sits on the boards of other companies and organizations, including Liberty Global, Shaw Communications, Jones/NCTI and the Space Science Institute. His successor at CableLabs is Paul Liao, former CTO of Panasonic.
LaJoie was named Time Warner Cable's CTO in 2004 and previously served as vice president of corporate development for the MSO. He has overseen the development of VOD software and set-top boxes and other major launches of new services and products, including the Full Service Network, Road Runner, Pegasus Digital Television platform and IP telephony.