Time Warner Cable (NYSE:TWC) today announced that Howard Szarfarc has been promoted to Executive Vice President. Szarfarc, a 25-year Time Warner Cable veteran, continues to have day-to-day operating responsibility for the New York City Region, where he was previously Division President. The company has elevated its New York City operation, which serves 1.4 million basic subscribers, from a division to a region due to its size and prominence, and the fact that New York City is the nation’s largest Designated Market Area (DMA). Szarfarc formerly reported to Barry Rosenblum, who is now the Executive Vice President for the company’s Texas Region. Szarfarc will report to Landel C. Hobbs, Time Warner Cable’s Chief Operating Officer.
Time Warner Cable Chief Executive Officer Glenn Britt said: “Under Howard’s stewardship of the New York City region the company has launched high speed data service, digital cable and video on demand. Howard has demonstrated an ability to deliver these innovative products in ways that our customers enjoy. The region’s growth is a reflection of that, and I am confident that he will continue to drive Time Warner Cable’s dominance in our New York City Region.”
Szarfarc has been associated with the company for more than 25 years in various capacities. He served as Vice President of Finance for Time Warner Cable’s New York City division for three years before being named General Manager in 1995. He was promoted to the role of Division President of New York and New Jersey in 2004.
Szarfarc is a member of the Mayor’s Broadband Advisory Committee for the City of New York and is a Board Member of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce. He is a graduate of Brooklyn College and holds an EMBA from Columbia University.
About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable is the second-largest cable operator in the U.S., with technologically advanced, well-clustered systems located mainly in five geographic areas — New York state (including New York City), the Carolinas, Ohio, southern California (including Los Angeles) and Texas. As of December 31, 2007, Time Warner Cable served approximately 14.6 million customers who subscribed to one or more of its video, high-speed data and voice services.