Former Motorola exec Larry Robinson to run Arris Home Devices business

Marwan Fawaz to step down; vendor organizes solutions under Home Devices and Network & Cloud segments

One day after closing its acquisition of Motorola Mobility, Arris (Nasdaq: ARRS) said Marwan Fawaz, the former Charter Communications (Nasdaq: CHTR) CTO who had been running Motorola's home division since June 2012, would be leaving the company.

Larry Robinson, Motorola

Robinson (Image source: Motorola)

Arris, which sells cable set-tops, routers, cable modem termination systems, software and other products, also said it will restructure its solutions under two segments--Home Devices and Network & Cloud. Larry Robinson, the former GM of Motorola Mobility's home devices division, will run the Home Devices business, Arris spokesman Alex Swan said.

Bruce McClelland, a former Nortel executive who has been group president of products and services at Arris, will lead the Network & Cloud businesses, Arris said.

Former Motorola executive John Burke will lead corporate strategy and development along with Converged Experiences, Swan said. David Potts remains Arris CFO and Larry Margolis keeps his role as chief legal counsel and head of human resources, he added.

Fawaz and his former Charter colleague Matt Bell joined Motorola Mobility soon after Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) closed its $12.5 billion acquisition of the company last May.

"To ensure a smooth transition, Marwan has agreed to stay on board over the next several weeks. Marwan will also continue working with [Arris CEO] Bob [Stanzione] over the next several months as a special consultant," Swan wrote in an email about the restructuring.

Swan also confirmed a report in Multichannel News that Bell and former Motorola executives Jim Buckley and Joe Cozzolino are also leaving the company. Bell and Cozzolino will stay at Arris temporarily to help with the transition, he added.

For more:
- see Arris release about closure of Motorola acquisition
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