Comcast appoints regional VP for California

Comcast has appointed John Gauder as Regional Vice President for California, the company said.

Gauder will report to Steve White, President of Comcast´s West Division, and will oversee all Comcast cable operations within its California footprint, where the company serves more than 2 million customers and has more than 5,000 employees.

Based in the company´s Livermore, California office, Gauder replaces Hank Fore who, in April, retired after 14 years with Comcast. Gauder has more than 33 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and has been with Comcast for 14 years. Prior to becoming the leader of Comcast´s California Region, he was the Vice President of Technical Operations there, responsible for 2,500 employees who lead the company in performance and service improvements.

Before moving to California, Gauder was the Regional Vice President of Technical Operations in Washington State where he led the technical and communications operations teams. He also led similar teams in Tennessee where he was the Area Vice President.

Comcast is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation´s largest video, high-speed internet, and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand, and also provides these services to businesses.