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Dan Whalen Promoted to ARRIS SVP Sales

SUWANEE, Ga., March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ARRIS (Nasdaq: ARRS) announced that Dan Whalen has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Sales. Mr. Whalen assumes the executive management responsibility for ARRIS sales to Cablevision and Canadian and Eastern US Cable MSOs, in addition to his continued responsibility for Comcast sales. He reports directly to Ron Coppock, President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing.

Mr. Whalen brings over 14 years of experience in sales, engineering, and network operations to both service provider and enterprise customers. Mr. Whalen joined ARRIS in January 2008 as the Vice President of Sales for the Comcast account. Before joining ARRIS, Mr. Whalen was the Director of Service Sales for the US cable area for Cisco Systems, where he spent seven years in their Service Provider segment. Prior to that, Mr. Whalen held senior positions with Comdisco, KPMG Consulting and Bell Atlantic Networks.

"I am pleased to have Dan Whalen take a senior executive leadership role in our Sales Organization," said Ron Coppock. "Dan has a solid background and a proven track record of focusing on our customers' business needs and aligning our products and services to them to achieve growth. He has a strong understanding of the cable and service provider industries, and will continue to have a positive impact on our sales organization."

Mr. Whalen resides in New Jersey and holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ.


ARRIS is a global communications technology company specializing in the design, engineering and supply of technology supporting triple- and quad-play broadband services for residential and business customers around the world. The company supplies broadband operators with the tools and platforms they need to deliver reliable telephony, demand driven video, next-generation advertising and high-speed data services. ARRIS products expand and help grow network capacity, reliably deliver voice, video and data services and assure optimal service delivery for end customers. Headquartered in Suwanee, Georgia, USA, ARRIS has R&D centers in Atlanta; Chicago; Beaverton, OR; Wallingford, CT; Cork, Ireland; and Shenzhen, China, and operates support and sales offices throughout the world. Information about ARRIS products and services can be found at

SOURCE ARRIS 03/17/2009 CONTACT: Alex Swan, ARRIS Media Relations, +1-678-473-8327 /Web Site: (ARRS)