Monday, April 18, 2005

Lucent Announces Reorganization, Shuffles Management

Lucent Technologies announced a corporate reorganization and the appointment of a new head at Bell Labs. Key changes include:

  • Lucent's mobility and wireline businesses are being combined into a single Network Solutions Group. Cindy Christy, formerly president of Lucent's Mobility Solutions business, will head the combined business group.

  • Lucent Worldwide Services (LWS) will remain as a separate group, with John Meyer as its head.

  • Jeong Kim, the former chief executive and founder of Yurie Systems, which Lucent acquired in 1998, will rejoin Lucent as president of Bell Labs. He will succeed Bill O'Shea, who is retiring after 33 years of service to the company. Kim originally joined Lucent Technologies in May 1998 when Lucent acquired Yurie Systems. Before leaving Lucent in 2001 to pursue other business, entrepreneurial and academic interests, Kim was head of the company's Optical Networking Group. He holds a Ph.D. in Reliability Engineering from the University of Maryland, a master's degree in Technical Management and bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Johns Hopkins.

  • Janet Davidson, formerly president of Lucent's wireline business known as Integrated Network Solutions, takes the role as head of Corporate Strategy and Business Development. She also will lead the company's intellectual property and network operations software businesses.

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