Charter Communications today announced that Don Detampel has been named Executive Vice President, Technology and President, Commercial Services.

Detampel, who joined Charter as Executive Vice President and President, Commercial Services in October 2010 to lead Charter’s commercial growth initiatives, is taking on additional responsibilities for product development, network operations, engineering and information technology upon the resignation of Marwan Fawaz. Fawaz, who has served in a variety of engineering, technology and operations senior leadership positions with Charter since 2006, is leaving the Company March 25, 2011 to pursue other opportunities.

Well known industry technologist Chris Bowick, who served as Cox Communications’ Chief Technology Officer for more than eight years, will provide advisory services as Charter’s interim Chief Technology Officer during a transition period.

"Marwan was instrumental in developing Charter’s next generation strategy and launching DOCSIS 3.0 and switched digital video across the majority of our footprint to deliver enhanced products and services to our customers," said Mike Lovett, Charter’s President and CEO, in a statement. "With significant speed advantages, deployment of the first phase of next generation TV on the horizon and expanded commercial services capabilities, Charter is creating momentum. On behalf of the leadership team, I thank Marwan for his many contributions to Charter’s successes."

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