ARRIS International plc has appointed Bruce McClelland as CEO effective September 1, 2016. McClelland replaces Bob Stanzione, who had served as the firm’s CEO since 2000.
Stanzione will become ARRIS’s executive chairman in addition to continuing to serve as chairman of the board of the company.
The company’s board also appointed McClelland to serve on the board of directors effective from the same date.
"Since its formation, ARRIS has grown from a small joint venture to a global leader in entertainment and communications technology," said Stanzione.
"With integration efforts from the Pace acquisition substantially complete, now is the right time to transition the role of CEO to a new leader who will continue ARRIS's growth and success. Bruce has played an integral role in transforming the company since he joined the ARRIS Interactive joint venture more than 16 years ago. He will provide leadership and strategic vision to keep ARRIS and our customers ahead of today's rapid pace of change and will ensure we remain at the forefront of tomorrow's connected world."
McClelland joined ARRIS in 1999 as VP of engineering, leading the product development of the company's voice and broadband products. As the company expanded its product offering and global presence, McClelland served in multiple roles including group president, for products and services, and general manager of the customer premises equipment unit.
In his current role as president of network & cloud and global services, McClelland is responsible for overseeing the development and delivery of a diverse portfolio of broadband and video network infrastructure products and cloud-based software solutions, along with an extensive technical and professional services organisation.
"It is often said that a company takes on the personality of the CEO, and ARRIS is a perfect example of this adage.
Stanzione's relentless focus on 'Customer First' has become the motto for the company," said McClelland. "His belief in the people of ARRIS and his tireless drive to innovate and to exceed customer expectation has led ARRIS to where it is today. Our 'on demand, always connected' society will continue to fuel exponential Internet traffic growth, and ARRIS is in a strong position to continue to grow and deliver results for our employees, shareholders and customers. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead the ARRIS team at this exciting time in our history, and I look forward to continuing this tradition of commitment."
Stanzione will remain with ARRIS on a full-time basis as executive chairman.