ST. LOUIS, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
Charter Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHTR) announced today that telecom and high-tech industry veteran John A. Birrer joined Charter in January as Senior Vice President, Customer Experience. He brings more than 20 years of experience in senior-level leadership and operations, customer service and loyalty positions, where he has worked to transform businesses into customer-centric organizations.
Mr. Birrer comes to Charter from T-Mobile USA, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President of Customer Loyalty. At T-Mobile, he also held positions as Senior Vice President of Customer Service during a time that saw T-Mobile recognized with the J.D. Power and Associates award as "Highest Ranked Wireless Customer Service Provider" for six consecutive years. At Charter, he will act as the change agent for Charter's customer experience transformation, providing strategic direction and vision for all facets of defining, developing and delivering a superior customer experience.
"Over the past several years, Charter has made significant improvements; however, we recognize there is great opportunity to further enhance the overall experience for our customers," said Charter President and CEO Mike Lovett. "John and Charter's 16,000 plus employees are dedicated to making Charter a leader in customer satisfaction."
Prior to his eight plus years of leadership at T-Mobile USA, Mr. Birrer was Program Director, World Wide Contact Center Operations, for IBM Corporation. He began his career as a care representative at MCI. Mr. Birrer received his Bachelors degree in economics and mathematics at Hendrix College and did graduate work in economics at Dedman College, Southern Methodist University.
"Actions speak louder than words, and we will act at every level of the organization to enhance our customers' experience," said Mr. Birrer. "Charter is committed to making continuous service and product enhancements to achieve the longer term goal of becoming our customers' trusted advisor."
Charter is a leading broadband communications company and the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including advanced Charter TV(TM) video entertainment programming, Charter Internet(TM) access, and Charter Phone(TM). Charter Business(R) similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services, and wireless backhaul. Charter's advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media(R) brand. More information about Charter can be found at charter.com.
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