LONG BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 7, 2003--Four key appointments to the senior staff of Western Division Operations at Charter Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:CHTR) were announced today by Eric Brown, Senior Vice President of Western Division Operations.
Ted Carrier was named Vice President of Charter Business Networks, the company's provider of advanced high-speed data, voice, and video services for both small businesses and large organizations with extensive network requirements over dispersed locations. With more than 20 years' experience in finance and operations in the telecommunications industry, Mr. Carrier has served in a variety of executive positions at companies including Contel Corporation, a wireless telecommunications provider, where he was Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer for Contel Cellular; Cox PCS, where he was Vice President of Finance, Administration and Customer Service; Sprint PCS, where he was General Manager and Vice President of Operations; TeleCore, Inc., an installation and maintenance service provider for the DSL industry, where he was Chief Operating and Finance Officer, and Senior Vice President of Central Operations; and Willtech International, a developer of monitoring, testing and optimization solutions to the wireless industry, where he was President and CEO.
William Jungermann was named Vice President of Sales and Marketing. With almost 20 years' experience in sales and marketing, Mr. Jungermann was most recently Vice President of Sales for RCN Corporation. Prior to this he held significant sales management positions with Cox Communications, Pepsi-Cola Company and Xerox Corporation. In each of his previous roles, he designed, oversaw and directed innovative sales programs, including door-to-door, multi-dwelling-unit (MDU), small-business, telemarketing- and technician-sales channels.
Gary Lindgren was named Vice President of Engineering and Technical Operations. With over 20 years of diverse telecommunications experience, Mr. Lindgren was previously Senior Vice President of Network Planning and Engineering at ICG Communications where he oversaw voice and data networks. Prior to ICG, he served as Vice President of Engineering for Media One, managing all engineering functions for a large customer cluster in Michigan and Ohio. While there he played an instrumental role in the design and construction of their advanced cable, telephony and data network. The breadth of Mr. Lindgren's experience also includes senior technical roles at Sprint, Bell Communications Research, and Southwestern Bell.
Craig Watson was named Vice President of Communications. Mr. Watson has served in a variety of public Affairs, sales and operating roles in the cable television industry for more than 20 years. Most recently he was Senior Vice President of the Broadband Division of MasTec, a national infrastructure contractor. Previous to this he served in senior operations positions with Cablevision Systems, Cox Communications, Inc., and Falcon Cable.
About Charter Communications
Charter Communications, A Wired World Company(TM), is the nation's third-largest broadband communications company. Charter's Western Division Operations serve some 1.1 million customers in five states, including California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services to the home, including cable television on an advanced digital video programming platform via Charter Digital Cable(R) brand and high-speed Internet access marketed under the Charter Pipeline(R) brand. Commercial high-speed data, video and Internet solutions are provided under the Charter Business Networks(R) brand. Advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media(R) brand. More information about Charter can be found at www.charter.com
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