Cox Appoints Len Barlik as Executive Vice President of Product Management and Development

ATLANTA, Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications announced today the appointment of Len Barlik as executive vice president of product management and development.  He will be responsible for providing the overall leadership and accountability for product strategy, development and delivery of Cox's advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and wireless services. In his new role, Barlik will oversee the long-range product development process to ensure continued growth and profitability of Cox's products and services.  

"Len's depth and breadth of experience in the industry and his understanding of the competitive landscape will serve Cox and our customers extremely well in this role," said Pat Esser, president of Cox Communications.  "Len will be able to contribute significantly to Cox's ongoing success as an industry leader in product innovation."

Barlik joins Cox with more than 20 years of experience in product development, strategy and technology roles. Prior to Cox, Barlik served as the vice president of wireless and wireline product development for Sprint Nextel Corporation.  In this position, he was responsible for creating and managing Sprint's portfolio of wireless applications, content services, wireline, voice and data products.

Barlik held a number of senior-level roles while at Sprint including vice president of technology research and development and vice president of corporate strategy and development.  Previous to Sprint, he was employed by Procter & Gamble.

Barlik has a bachelor's degree in engineering and computer science from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, and an MBA from the University Of Michigan Ross School Of Business.

About Cox Communications:

Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and wireless services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves more than 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising.

Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For seven years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; for five years, Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity, and the company holds a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at y

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