Charter Names Bickham President

Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR) has named John Bickham president and chief operating officer. Bickham has served as COO of ...

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Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR) has named John Bickham president and chief operating officer. Bickham has served as COO of Charter since joining the company in 2012.

A 30-year cable industry veteran, Bickham has served in various cable operations leadership roles. Prior to joining Charter, he was president of cable and communications at Cablevision. Bickham was an executive vice president for Time Warner Cable overseeing operations in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas. Earlier, he oversaw Time Warner Cable's Los Angeles system. In 1986 Bickham was a founding executive of KBLCOM, a cable company that partnered with ATC and owned cable systems in eight states.

"John is the best operating executive in the industry, and Charter is lucky to have him," said Tom Rutledge, Charter chairman and CEO. "It is no accident that Charter has become the fastest growing cable company in the nation over the last several years under John's leadership. His operational expertise will continue to be invaluable to the company as we integrate three companies into one, and bring the many benefits of the Charter strategy and the Spectrum brand to millions of customers."

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