Monday, December 02, 2013

Luukko steps aside as Comcast prez

Shocking news just hours before the Flyers take on the Minnesota Wild in St Paul.

Peter Luukko has resigned from his post as Comcast President andChief Operating Officer, with Dave Scott to fill the void, according to the Daily News and

"Tough day for all of us here but I wish Peter the best," said team Chairman Ed Snider. "Peter has been an invaluable partner as we built Comcast-Spectacor into the phenomenal company that it has become.
"Peter’s leadership was key in helping us build the many businesses that enabled us to become a nationally recognized leader in sports and entertainment. His passion and dedication is legendary in our industry. Peter will be missed, and we wish him the best of luck in his next phase of life."

Though a low-key presence, Luukko joined the Ed Snider family ownership in 1985 with Spectacor Management Group, staying there until 1993 when he became President of the now-demolished Spectrum.

He rose up the ranks in Comcast-Spectacor bringing notable events such as the 2000 Republican National Convention, the 2001 and '02 X Games as well as the Philadelphia College Hockey Faceoff and this year's Frozen Four to the newest arena on South Broad Street.

"I want to thank Ed for the opportunities that he has given me to help build Comcast-Spectacor over the past 25 years," Luukko said.

"We have had a wonderful partnership, building a great company with a terrific management team. Now, I have decided that it is time for me to take advantage of the equity I have built up at Comcast-Spectacor and pursue other entrepreneurial interests."

According to a Flyers insider, Gary Rostick was named CFO of Comcast business services.

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