Title: Former Executive Vice President
Company: Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Harry Ecker, PhD, Former Executive Vice President at Scientific-Atlanta, Inc., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in telecommunications.
With nearly 40 years of professional experience, Dr. Ecker was the executive vice president of Scientific-Atlanta, Inc., from 1998 to 2008. Prior to obtaining this role, he held a number of other positions with the company, including senior vice president from 1988 to 1998, vice president of group executive telecommunications from 1982 to 1988, vice president of research and development from 1979 to 1982, and director of research and development from 1976 to 1979. Earlier in his career, he was director of applied engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology from 1975 to 1976, having been chief of the radar division since 1972 and head of the radar branch since 1969.
Dr. Ecker first pursued an education with the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering in 1957. He continued his studies with the school, completing a Master of Science in electrical engineering in 1958. He then joined the United States Air Force, service from 1959 to 1966 and attaining the rank of captain, and he earned a PhD in electrical engineering from Ohio State University in 1965.
A respected voice in his areas of interest, Dr. Ecker has been affiliated with a number of professional organizations. A fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, he is a trustee of the Georgia Institute of Technology Alumni Association and he has served on the executive committee of Dodd’s Boys. He is a member of Sigma Xi, Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, and Omicron Delta Kappa.
Throughout his career, Dr. Ecker has been recognized for his contributions. The recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for Innovation by the Atlanta Telecom Professionals, he was given the Leadership Award by the National Cable and Telecommunications Association. He has been named Innovator of the Year by the Southeastern Cable Television Association and a Distinguished Fellow by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineer. He has been inducted into the National Cable and Telecommunications Association Hall of Fame and the Georgia Technology Hall of Fame.