Comcast Cable, the country's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services, today announced that John D. Schanz will join the company as Executive Vice President, National Engineering and Technical Operations, reporting to Comcast Chief Operating Officer Steve Burke, effective January 16, 2006.
In this newly created position, Mr. Schanz will oversee Comcast's engineering and network operations and technology strategy to facilitate the deployment of new communications products and services.
"John's 20 years of technical and operational experience will be a tremendous asset as we further deploy integrated video, high-speed Internet, voice and wireless services to consumers," said Burke. "I look forward to working with John to leverage our unparalleled platform in support of our deployment of new products."
Mr. Schanz most recently served as Executive Vice President of Network and Data Center Operations for America Online, with responsibility for architecture, planning, design and operation of AOL's global network infrastructure. He previously held senior management, operations, and engineering positions with leading technology and communications companies, including Sprint, GE Information Services, and Transaction Network Services.
A graduate of Manhattan College in Riverdale, N.Y., Mr. Schanz will relocate to the Philadelphia area with his family.
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (http://www.comcast.com) is the nation's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services. With 21.4 million cable customers, 8.1 million high-speed Internet customers, and 1.2 million voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable networks and in the delivery of programming content.
The Company's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, OLN, G4, AZN Television, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One and four regional Comcast SportsNets. The Company also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia. Comcast Class A common stock and Class A Special common stock trade on The NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbols CMCSA and CMCSK, respectively.