People Watch 09/17/12
Five new appointees and eight elected members are part of the SCTE Board of Directors for the upcoming 2012-13 term. The new directors are: David Haigh, lead engineer, Midcontinent Communications; Tommy Hill, director/Area Operations, Mediacom Communications; Roger Hughes, senior engineer, Armstrong Cable Services; Joe Jensen, executive vice president/CTO, Buckeye Cablevision; Bob Legg, vice president/Technical Operations, Suddenlink Communications; Ed Marchetti, vice president, Engineering/Operations, Comcast Cable; Nick Segura, manager/Network Operations, Charter Communications; and Rick Sullivan, Midwestern sales account manager, Times Fiber Communications/Amphenol. For the 2012-13 and 2013-14 terms, Mike LaJoie, executive vice president/CTO of Time Warner Cable and chairman of the current SCTE board, has been newly reappointed as a director. Also appointed were Ralph Brown, CTO , CableLabs; Pat Crull, Ph.D., group vice president/CLO, Time Warner Cable; Jim Hughes, senior vice president/Global Broadband Sales, CommScope; and Martha Soehren, Ph.D., senior vice president/CLO, Comcast University and Comcast Cable…Yatish Mishra is the new president/CTO at Xand, a data center, cloud and managed-services provider for the enterprise. He will lead both the business and technology strategy for the company, including colocation, cloud, managed services, and business continuity products and services. Xand recently acquired DBSi of Pennsylvania and Access Northeast of Massachusetts to become one of the largest data center firms on the East Coast, with six facilities within the region.