ARRIS/Motorola vet named as SCTE engineering director
Michelle Clancy | 01 July 2014
The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) has named Dean Stoneback, a veteran of more than 25 years in the cable telecommunications industry, as senior director of engineering.

Stoneback, who most recently had served as senior technical marketing manager with ARRIS Group and as senior manager, systems engineering, access networks for Motorola, will be responsible for the development of standards, recommended practices and training material aimed at helping cable efficiently and quickly deliver services that can attract and retain customers.

"As cable continues to evolve, standards and professional development opportunities that align with new technologies are essential to the industry's growth," said Stoneback. "I look forward to working with SCTE and its members to help the industry capitalise on technological advances and shape new service opportunities."

During his career with General Instrument, Motorola and ARRIS, Stoneback managed teams of engineers and technicians across such areas as systems engineering, hardware design, systems integration and testing.

"Throughout his career, Dean Stoneback's innovative approach, his commitment to technical excellence and his collaborative spirit have contributed to the growth of our industry," said Daniel Howard, senior vice president and CTO of SCTE. "We anticipate that those same characteristics will be invaluable in creating the resources needed to pave the way for the services of tomorrow."

An active member of the SCTE standards program, Stoneback in 2012 received the SCTE Excellence in Standards award, which honours an SCTE Standards Program participant who has significantly contributed to both the technical standards program and the spirit of cooperation necessary for the success of voluntary standards. He has been active on the SCTE Standards Interface Practices Subcommittee for more than 15 years, and served as chair of the subcommittee's Working Group 4, which developed test procedures, and Working Group 5, which develops fibre optic standards, including those for RFoG.