January 19, 2016—San Ramon, CA --- In a unanimous decision by the Board of Directors, MoCA® has appointed Charles (Charlie) Cerino as its first full-time, paid president. The growth of the market worldwide, ongoing technology development and enhancement, and the overall progress and evolution of the Alliance required a full time president.
Charlie has been president of the Alliance since 2007 while also serving as Board representative for Comcast. Charlie will no longer represent Comcast on the Board but will continue to sit on the Board as an independent representative unaffiliated with any company. There will not be a material change to his duties as he will continue to promote the technology among operators worldwide, serve as spokesman, engage current members, recruit new members and generally manage the Alliance on a day-to-day basis.
“The Board realized that the organization required the attention of an actively engaged president and that the best person for the job was already in place,” said William Beals, MoCA Vice President.
A cable industry veteran of more than 40 years, Mr. Cerino retired as Vice President of Comcast Center Technology.
“I am honored by the Board’s decision and look forward to interacting with our members and operators as we continue to evolve the technology and set our sights higher and faster worldwide,” said Charles Cerino.
“We anticipate an exciting year for the Alliance,” continued Mr. Cerino. “The progress on our next generation specifications will solidify our position in home networking for years to come.”
Mr. Cerino joined Comcast in 1978 as a system engineer helping to build a cable infrastructure in the Philadelphia suburbs. During his time at Comcast, he held system, region and corporate engineering positions and was instrumental in launching Comcast's cable modem service. Mr. Cerino was also active in the Delaware Valley Chapter of the SCTE, serving as a founder, board member and president. He received his bachelor's degree from Temple University.
MoCA technology is the fastest and most reliable in-home backbone for Wi-Fi(®)™ and has been adopted by cable, telco/IPTV and satellite operators worldwide. MoCA 2.0 offers net data rates of 400 and 800 Mbps (bonded), and one Gbps in point to multi-point mode. The Alliance has 198 certified products and 51 members worldwide. Visit www.mocalliance.org for more information.