Comcast has named company veteran Roy Novosel to serve as its new vice president of engineering for Washington state, succeeding Emerson Sampaio who was named the vice president of engineering operations for Comcast’s Northeast Division.

In Novosel’s new role he will manage the network, engineering, and construction teams. He is a technical operations, construction, and network engineering executive with 20 years of experience at Comcast. He joins the Comcast Washington Region after serving as senior director of network maintenance for Comcast Houston.

In his previous role, Novosel oversaw all residential and commercial construction projects and builds for Comcast Houston. Prior to that, he was director of Comcast Houston’s Excellence Operations Center team, which monitors the health of the network, identifies vulnerabilities, and helps remedy outages.

“I’m happy to be joining Comcast Washington’s leadership team and I look forward to setting the strategic direction of our engineering efforts across the state, so we can bring communities the best possible network and services,” said Novosel. “We are committed to offering residents and businesses the most reliable connectivity available.”