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Biography PhotoRobert J. Stanzione
Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Directors

Robert J. (Bob) Stanzione is Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of the Directors at ARRIS. As Executive Chairman, he’s responsible for charting the company’s direction in collaboration with its CEO.

Stanzione’s longstanding industry relationships position him as a strategic partner for aligning ARRIS’s vision with that of its customers—transforming entertainment and communications for millions of people around the world.
Previously, he served as ARRIS’s CEO, growing the company from a niche telecom start-up into a global leader of broadband and communications technology in a span of just over 20 years. In 1995, Stanzione was appointed President & CEO of ARRIS Interactive, LLC, a Nortel Networks/ANTEC joint venture. As ARRIS Interactive’s first CEO, Stanzione grew the venture from a start-up company to the world market leader in cable telephony products. In 1998, he became President, Chief Operating Officer and a Director of ANTEC and was appointed to the CEO role on January 1, 2000.  In 2001, ANTEC acquired Nortel’s share of ARRIS Interactive and re-named the Company ARRIS Group, Inc. 

Under Stanzione’s leadership, ARRIS invested in opportunities to significantly expand the business, including the 2013 acquisition of Motorola Mobility’s Home business and the 2016 acquisition of Pace plc, which created a new entity: ARRIS International plc.

From 1969 to 1995, before joining ARRIS, Stanzione held a wide range of senior management positions with AT&T.

Stanzione holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University, a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University and has completed executive development programs at the University of Richmond, Babson College and the International Institute for Management Development in Switzerland. 

He is a Board Member of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) and in June 2012, he was named to serve on The Cable Center Board of Directors.  Stanzione was awarded the SCTE’s Chairman’s Award in 2008, the Vanguard Award for Associates & Affiliates in 2009, was inducted into the Cable TV Pioneers in 2010, and is a member of the Class of 2016 Cable Hall of Fame.  He also serves as a Trustee on the Committee for Economic Development in Washington, D.C.