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Two Ex-Moto Execs To Exit Arris

Rob McLaughlin and John Burke To Depart By End of November 11/01/2013 2:56 PM Eastern

Two former Motorola Home execs who joined Arris following its $2.35 billion acquisition of the cable and broadband gear supplier are leaving by the end of November to “pursue other opportunities,” Arris announced Friday.

Rob McLaughlin, leader of Arris’s North America Sales and Global Marketing & Communications team, and John Burke, leader of its Cloud Solutions team and its Corporate Strategy and Development Team, are departing to “pursue other opportunities,” Arris said, adding that “[b]oth have played a significant role in the acquisition of Motorola Home by the company earlier this year and the company's integration efforts.”

McLaughlin will be leaving to start a new venture in the pharmaceutical industry, while Burke will be leaving to “pursue his next big opportunity,” an Arris spokeswoman said, noting that the decision to leave Arris was theirs and the timing of their departures was coincidental.

"We appreciate Rob McLaughlin's and John Burke's leadership and many contributions to our company. We certainly wish them success in their new endeavors," said Arris CEO Robert Stanzione, in a statement.

With those exec changes underway, Ron Coppock, president of International Sales, will serve as interim head of North American Sales and Global Marketing; the leadership team of Arris’s Cloud Solutions leadership team will report to Bruce McClelland, president of Arris’s Network & Cloud and Global Services unit; and the Corporate Strategy and Development leadership team will report directly to Stanzione, an Arris spokeswoman said via email.

McLaughlin and Burke were among the former Motorola Home execs who became part of the Arris leadership team following the close of the acquisition in mid-April. Before the deal, McLaughlin led the global go-to-market and marketing teams at Motorola Home, while Burke previously was the SVP and GM of Converged Experiences at Motorola Home.

Last week, Stanzione told Multichannel News that Arris had completed most of the customer-facing aspects of its integration of Motorola Home, and expects to wrap up the rest, including the integration of IT infrastructures, within the next six to nine months.

During the earlier portion of the integration process, Arris laid off 500 employees, reducing its global headcount from 7,000 to approximately 6,500,  in June. 

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