Exec most recently served at Cablevision

Charter Communications said Tuesday that John Bickham has joined the company as chief operating officer responsible for managing operations across Charter’s footprint, working with CEO Tom Rutledge, his former colleague at Cablevision.

A 26-year industry veteran, Bickham most recently served as prexy of Cable and Communications for Cablevision.

Rutledge surprised the industry when he left New York-area Cablevision late last year and moved to Charter, the nation’s fourth largest cable company and one facing significant challenges. Bickham had ankled Cablevision shortly before.

“John knows this industry well, and appreciates what it takes to run operations most effectively,” said Rutledge. “We’ve worked together for many years and I’m confident in his ability to help this organization achieve its full potential.”

Prior to joining Cablevision in 2004, Bickham was exec VP for Time Warner Cable.

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