Calif. – BigBand Networks, a developer
of video-networking platforms used by broadband service providers, has named
Mike Pohl as its non-executive chairman, and announced the resignation of COO
David Heard. Pohl, a 25-year telecommunications and cable veteran, has been a
board member since last April. The company said that his appointment will
separate the roles of CEO and chairman. Amir Bassan-Eskenazi will continue in
his role as CEO. Heard will remain a consultant to BigBand through June 30.