Knorr, Koss Promoted in Wake of TPG Buy of RCN, Grande, Wave

Knorr named EVP commercial services, Koss gets SVP carrier and wholesale nod
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Less than a year after it joined RCN, Grande Communications and Wave Broadband, TPG Capital said the combined entities have made some key executive appointments, naming Patrick Knorr chief commercial officer and EVP of commercial services and Paul Koss as SVP of carrier and wholesale.

Patrick Knorr

Patrick Knorr

TPG purchased RCH and Grande in 2016 for $2.25 billion, and snapped up Wave in January for $2.36 billion. The combined companies cover nearly 20 metro areas in 11 states including California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Washington, D.C.

Knorr had been EVP of business solutions for Wave Broadband. A long-time cable executive, Knorr had been general manager of small cable operator Sunflower Broadband before joining Wave in 2012. 

“Commercial services is our fastest-growing segment and Patrick’s appointment underscores our combined commitment to ensuring that businesses nationwide have the most robust fiber network and services available, so that they can continue to grow and take advantage of future technologies,” said Jim Holanda, CEO of RCN, Grande and Wave, in a statement.

Paul Koss

Paul Koss

In his new role, Koss will be in charge of growing the company’s carrier and wholesale business, including cellular backhaul.

“At a time when innovation in technology is thriving, the security and reliability of fiber connectivity has become fundamental to economic growth for enterprises of all sizes,” Knorr said in a statement. “As an organization, we are committed to making fiber infrastructure more accessible and affordable to support today’s technological marketplace.”

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