• Ingo Hentschel named Senior Vice President and Region Manager for Cox Communications' California Reg

  • Ingo Hentschel has been named Senior Vice President and Region Manager for Cox Communications‘ California region, overseeing day-to-day operations and employees in San Diego, Orange County, Palos Verdes and Santa Barbara. 


    A former crew chief with the U.S. Marine Corps, Hentschel has held various leadership roles during his nearly 30-year career at Cox and most recently served as Vice President of Field Operations for California. He succeeds Sam Attisha, who was promoted to lead a new national team for the company. Both Hentschel and Attisha will continue to be based in San Diego. 


    Following his military service, Hentschel joined Cox as a field technician in Palos Verdes, Calif. before moving to San Diego where he has held a variety of local and statewide leadership positions in field and network operations. Hentschel holds a Bachelor of Business Management degree from Webster University in St. Louis, Mo. and serves on the board of directors for the USS Midway Museum in San Diego. He also supports FourBlock, a nonprofit that offers career readiness and professional networking opportunities for veterans.


    In 2009, the Camp Pendleton Armed Services YMCA honored Hentschel with the Civilian Volunteer of the Year award. In 2010, he was recognized by Cox employees with a Champion of Cox Culture Award for his integrity, work ethic, and commitment to customers and employees. 


    “I’m so pleased that Ingo will be leading our California region and carrying on the strong Cox tradition of serving our communities,” said Colleen Langner, senior vice president, field operations. “He brings extensive technical and operational experience, as well as a commitment to our customers, employees and communities, that make him an exceptional leader.”  

    “During my 30 years with the company, I’ve been fortunate to be part of the evolution of Cox from a traditional cable provider to a technology company that is connecting homes and businesses throughout the country,” said Hentschel. “It’s been an incredible experience to help launch innovative products and services for our customers over the years and I look forward to continue serving our customers and communities in California in my new role.”       


    Attisha, who has been with Cox for 14 years, will report to Len Barlik, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer for Cox Communications. 


    “Sam is a visionary, results-oriented leader who looks at how our company can positively impact our customers and communities, and I’m pleased to promote him to his new role,” said Barlik.        


    “I’m excited to take on this new role and continue helping the company build for the future so that we can best serve our customers across Cox’s national footprint,” said Attisha. “These past six years serving as the California SVP and Region Manager have been the most rewarding of my career as I was able to connect with customers, employees and our communities, especially during this past year and a half as we all navigated through the global pandemic together.”


    About Cox Communications

    Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through technology. The largest private broadband company in America, we proudly serve six and a half million homes and businesses across 18 states. We're dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that make each one unique. Cox Communications is the largest division of Cox Enterprises, a family-owned business founded in 1898 by Governor James M. Cox.