The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers announced it has named Mark Dzuban, currently executive vice president of strategic accounts for telephony-systems provider Cedar Point Communications, as its new president and chief executive.
Dzuban, in an e-mail, confirmed the appointment and said he will officially start at SCTE on Feb. 2. He takes over for John Clark, who departed last July after spending 10 years leading the professional association.
“Mark owns a vision for taking SCTE to the forefront of engineering and technology for the cable industry,” SCTE chairman Tom Gorman, who is Charter Communications' vice president of field operations, said in a statement. “He is resolved to address the needs of all levels of engineering—from installer to switched digital video engineer and from plant manager to Internet engineer. He is a great fit for his new position and will get SCTE well on its way to another successful 40-plus years of service.”
Dzuban (pictured, left) has spent more than 40 years in the cable and telecommunications industry, according to his bio on Cedar Point's Web site. Dzuban, who started in the cable industry in 1968, was founder and president of Hatteras House Consulting, and prior to that was AT&T Broadband's senior vice president of telephony engineering and operations where he was responsible for telephony service implementation in the merged TCI/Media One Systems.
At AT&T 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.
Clark, SCTE's previous CEO, served as president since 1998 and added the CEO title in 2000. In September, he was hired as CEO of BICSI, a trade association for network cabling installation professionals.
Prior to Dzuban's appointment, SCTE vice president of professional development Marv Nelson has been serving as SCTE’s interim president/CEO.
SCTE, founded in 1969, counts more than 14,000 members and 68 chapters and meeting groups. The Exton, Pa.-based association develops technical specifications supporting the cable telecommunications industry, provides professional certification and hosts seminars and conferences.