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ARRIS Hires Industry Veteran Don Toft to Head Comcast Account Team
Dec 27, 2010 (11:12 AM EST)
SUWANEE, Ga., Dec. 27, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ARRIS (Nasdaq: ARRS) today announced that Don Toft has been hired as Vice President of Sales, with direct responsibility for the Comcast account. In this position, he will lead the ARRIS Comcast account team in providing support to the nation's largest cable MSO in their purchases and deployments of the complete line of ARRIS solutions.
Mr. Toft joins ARRIS from Cisco Systems where he was a Senior Sales Manager on the Global Video Sales Team. Previously, he managed the Comcast Cable Infrastructure team for eight years. Prior to joining Cisco, Don was a Technical Sales Manager with Comsearch, a wireless engineering firm, where he sold wireless engineering software utilized to build and optimize PCS and Microwave networks. Mr. Toft is a U.S. Navy veteran and served eight years as a Chief Cryptologist in a CNO sponsored Special Operations Team assigned to the NSA. Don is a16-year technology industry veteran and is regarded as a top leader and trusted advisor to his customers.
"We are very happy to have someone with such a successful track record as Don Toft join the ARRIS Team," said ARRIS SVP, Sales Dan Whalen. "The Comcast account is extremely strategic to us and we were looking for a sales professional with strong relationships, technical acumen, and a proven track record of execution to help grow our business."
ARRIS is a global communications technology company specializing in the design, engineering and supply of technology supporting triple- and quad-play broadband services for residential and business customers around the world. The company supplies broadband operators with the tools and platforms they need to deliver reliable telephony, demand driven video, next-generation advertising and high-speed data services. ARRIS products expand and help grow network capacity with access and outside plant construction equipment, reliably deliver voice, video and data services and assure optimal service delivery for end customers. Headquartered in Suwanee, GA, USA, ARRIS has R&D centers in Atlanta; Beaverton, OR; Chicago, IL; Kirkland, WA; State College, PA; Wallingford, CT; Waltham, MA; Cork, Ireland; and Shenzhen, China, and operates support and sales offices throughout the world. Information about ARRIS products and services can be found at www.arrisi.com.