Saturday, November 17, 2012

Alcatel-Lucent Names Dave Geary to Head Wireless Division

Alcatel-Lucent appointed David J Geary as president of its Wireless division, effective January 1, 2013, replacing Wim Sweldens.  Geary was previously president of the Wireline division since 2009 and before that he served as President of Switching Division, President of Application Solutions at Lucent, COO of Lucent's Integrated Network Solutions Group, and Senior VP of North American sales for Lucent's Service Provider Networks division.

In his new role, Geary will report to Philippe Keryer, president of the newly-formed Networks & Platforms Business Group. Starting January 1, 2013, the Wireline division will be headed by Federico Guillen.

Ben Verwaayen, CEO, Alcatel-Lucent, said: “Firstly, I would like to thank Wim Sweldens for his energetic leadership of the Wireless division, which has resulted in the development of lightRadio, more than 25 major commercial contracts for our LTE solutions, and involvement in more than 70 LTE trials worldwide. He has clearly helped us to be at the forefront of LTE.”

Commenting on Geary’s appointment, Mr. Verwaayen added: “David takes over the Wireless leadership at a time of exciting and dramatic evolution in mobile communications, with 4G LTE services launching throughout the world and the proliferation of smartphones and tablet devices driving consumer demand for next generation wireless technologies.”

http://www.alcatel-lucent.com

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