Suwanee-based television and video software developer Arris Group Inc. has created a global solutions sales group and named a senior vice president to head it.

John Boland has been promoted from vice president of sales to oversee the unit, which will focus on the company’s video-on-demand, advertising and content, delivery, network and workforce management products.

He will coordinate with two company vice presidents, Bill Leslie of service assurance sales and Tony Ahillas of workforce management sales.

Ron Coppock, Arris’ worldwide sales president, said growth in the group’s targeted areas will help expand the company’s reach into new global markets.

Arris has eight U.S. offices and locations in Chile, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, South Korea and Spain.