WOW announced it has hired former Time Warner Cable executive Henry Hryckiewicz as its new CTO. Hryckiewicz's hiring came on the heels of WOW promoting Bill Case to the position of chief information officer last September. WOW also announced in September the departure of former chief technology officer Matt Bell.
Case will continue to focus on IT operations and project management for WOW, while Hryckiewicz will lead all engineering and network operation efforts.
"We are thrilled to have Henry join WOW at a pivotal time as we continue to grow and evolve our products and network to better serve our customers," said WOW CEO Teresa Elder, in a statement. "Henry has a distinguished career in telecommunications and brings extensive leadership expertise to our engineering and network operations teams. He will be instrumental in leading the way for our ongoing technological innovation."
Hryckiewicz has more than 20 years of engineering and technical operations experience in the telecommunications industry. He was the senior vice president of engineering operations for residential and business services for Time Warner Cable, where he managed strategic and operational oversight of network design, deployment, operations and expansion. Prior to his 10-year tenure at Time Warner Cable, he held multiple positions at Adelphia Communications.
"As an industry, we are witnessing extraordinary growth and transformation and I look forward to continuing to ensure WOW is at the forefront of that shift," said Hryckiewicz, in a statement "With an established, highly capable network and unique competitive products, WOW will continue to build upon its innovation and leadership and I am looking forward to being a part of a phenomenal WOW team."
Headquartered in the Denver suburb of Englewood, Colorado, WOW provides residential, business and wholesale services in 19 markets, primarily in the Midwest and Southeast, including Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Maryland, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, Florida and Georgia.