One of the most significant strengths of 4Cable TV is its executive team. The team’s extensive knowledge in building world-class organizations and the development of leading-edge technology provides 4CableTV with the necessary vision and dedication.
Steven K. Richey, President and CEO
Steven K. Richey is the President and CEO of 4Cable TV. Prior to founding 4Cable TV he was Vice President of New Product Development at dB-tronics where he was responsible for the final engineering and any new board designs needed to upgrade thousand of amplifiers that are now in operation. Richey brings over 49 years of varied CATV experience to 4Cable, including being in charge of repairs at a major manufacturer (AMECO) and former chief engineer at CADCO. While at CADCO he coined the term “Emergency Alert System “ and both developed and pioneered the first emergency alert system and the first comb generator-based Emergency Alert System in 1972. Later he developed the first satellite block down converter now used in all satellite systems. He was the owner/operator of 8 Cable systems in Texas and Oklahoma and went on to build a 150 system private cable operation. In the early 1990s as an international long distance operator he was involved with some of the first VoIP experiments. He is a published author with over 30 articles to date. He is a 2011 Inductee into the Prestigious Cable TV Pioneers and a SCTE Senior Member.
Andrew F. Staniak, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Andrew F. Staniak is the Vice President and CTO of 4Cable TV. Prior to co- founding 4Cable TV he was the CTO of dB-tronics and did the research and qualifications on over 100 amplifier bandwidth upgrades. Staniak brings more then 47 years of varied CATV experience to 4Cable including directing the ANTEC Design Validation Laboratory. While at ANTEC, Staniak was charged with evaluating the best GaAs hybrids for the new generation of fiber nodes and RF amplifiers. He has been directly responsible for the engineering management of many thousands of miles of CATV system construction. At 4Cable he is responsible for making sure that all of our design and our Upgrade Quality Assurance Programs adhere strictly to the agreed upon and published specifications. As a service to our customers, we make his expertise available through this on-line resource.
Ross DeMello, Interim CFO
Ross DeMello was appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors in March 2014. He brings over three decades of experience in financial accounting in public practice and industrial sectors. As a successful global business development leader, strategist, and financial executive, DeMello has led several companies globally. His accomplishments include growing owner operated businesses through mergers and acquisitions, assisting in business valuations, and planning exit strategies. He has held directorship positions in junior mining and exploration companies, and was a CEO of an entertainment company listed on the VSE, MSE and the TSX exchanges. Mr. DeMello is also a member of the Certified General Accountants Association and is the chair of 4Cable’s Audit Committee.
John Homsey, Vice President Sales and Marketing
John Homsey joined 4Cable TV in February 2015 as Vice President Sales and Marketing. Mr. Homsey was Vice President of Professional Services, Sales & Sales Engineering at Genesis Networks where he directed the professional deployment and service teams. Previously he was Product Sales Manager of Access Networks with Communications Test Design Inc. (CDTI), where he managed and directed the P&L of CDTI’s strategic business sector and ‘Fiber-to-the-Home’. From 2006-2011 he was Senior Director, Professional Services, Sales and Technical Sales at Hitachi Communications Technologies America, where he managed sales, sales engineering and business development teams. Mr. Homsey also spent several years with Wave7 Optics, Inc., an early pioneer in the fiber-to-the-home and business (FTTx) optical access market, and has years of system operational experience as Engineering Director with Cablevision Systems. Mr. Homsey holds a Telecommunication Technology Degree from Wentworth Technical Institute, Bachelor of Business Administration from Ashford University and Masters Certification in Project Management from Villanova University.
Paul A. Passey, Vice President Operations
Paul A. Passey joined 4Cable TV in July 2014 as Executive Vice President. Paul comes to this profession from the semiconductor industry as an Engineer supporting the manufacturing and customer support of Standard Logic and Programmable Logic Integrated Circuits. Paul began his career at Signetics in 1979 (later known as Philips Semiconductors) in the Standard Logic division resolving product test yield issues. After a couple of years, Paul became more involved with customer support and then on to being the engineer overseeing the creating of a product from the design stage on to production release. In 1999, the Programmable Logic group was purchased by Xilinx. Paul continued working for them until 2004 dealing mainly with Failure Analysis of IC’s that failed in the customer’s applications. From 2007-2009, Paul worked for AVX managing the Bumping/Dicing department in the manufacturing of high precision resistors. Paul also had his own company “Radio Paul” where he manufactured HF wire antennas and sold HF/VHF ham radio antennas worldwide. Paul is a graduate of Brigham Young University where he earned a B.S. in Electronics Engineering Technology; and a graduate from the University of Phoenix with a Master’s in Business Administration.