Kelly new Tellabs CEO and president

Daniel P. Kelly, 51, was appointed Tellabs' new chief executive officer and president. Kelly will assume the roles full time after serving as Tellabs’ acting CEO and president since June 27, 2012.

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Daniel P. Kelly, 51, was appointed Tellabs' (NASDAQ: TLAB) new chief executive officer and president. Kelly fully assumes the roles after serving as Tellabs’ acting CEO and president since June 27, 2012. Kelly became acting CEO and president shortly before his predecessor, Rob Pullen, died of cancer (see “Tellabs CEO Pullen dies from cancer”). Kelly was executive vice president of global products at the company before stepping into Pullen’s duties. "Dan is the right leader to enable Tellabs' success in these challenging times," said Michael J. Birck, Tellabs chairman and co-founder, who is battling cancer himself (see “Birck, citing cancer, to step down as Tellabs chairman”). "He has the deep expertise, relationships and experience to execute our plan to improve Tellabs' performance." "We are building on Tellabs' strengths - our people, our customer focus and our product innovations," said Kelly. "Tellabs stands ready to help our customers succeed as they advance networks with Tellabs Mobile Backhaul, Packet Optical, Optical LAN and Access Solutions." The Tellabs board unanimously backed Kelly's appointment. For more information on high-speed transmission systems and suppliers, visit the Lightwave Buyer’s Guide.
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