The cable industry lost another of its veterans, with the recent death of Claude T. Baggett. Baggett had been with CableLabs from 1989 through 1998, when he retired. He joined the organization as Director, Consumer Electronics Systems, and in 1993 he became Director, Customer Premises Equipment.
Prior to joining CableLabs, Claude worked at a director level for American Television and Communications Corp. (ATC), the forerunner of Time Warner Cable. He also worked in system operations for Cox Communications.
“Claude was one of the pioneers of CableLabs in a number of ways,” said CableLabs President and CEO Dr. Richard R. Green. “He was one of our first hires on the original team as we tried to get the laboratory established on a solid foundation, and he was our first staffer to undertake what has been a lengthy commitment to working cooperatively with the consumer electronics industry,” Green added.