Tellabs appoints Dan Kelly as new CEO, president

Tellabs' (Nasdaq: TLAB) board of directors on Thursday named Dan Kelly as its new CEO and president.

Kelly, a 25-year Tellabs veteran, has served as Tellabs acting CEO and president since June 27, 2012.

He was serving in that interim role for Rob Pullen, a 27-year veteran of Tellabs, who was being treated for cancer. Pullen passed away on July 2 this year.

The company's board of directors said they unanimously backed Kelly's appointment.

"Tellabs stands ready to help our customers succeed as they advance networks with Tellabs Mobile Backhaul, Packet Optical, Optical LAN and Access Solutions," Kelly said in a release announcing his appointment.

Before taking on the CEO and president roles, Kelly served as the vendor's executive vice president of global products, overseeing Tellabs' products, including research and development, product line management and product marketing.

For more:
- see the release

Special report: 10 innovators who changed the face of telecom

Related articles:
Michael Birck: Digital cross connect
Tellabs announces more layoffs as revenue drops to $264M
Tellabs offers mini terminals to lower optical LAN costs
Tellabs chairman Michael J. Birck to retire next year
Rob Pullen, CEO of Tellabs, passes away

Suggested Articles

On Tuesday, Arista Networks announced new capabilities and integrations on its CloudVision 2019 software platform to help organizations reduce their…

Stephenson credited the company’s efforts to virtualize 75% of its core network functions as paying off in big cost savings.

Megaport has expanded the footprint of its flagship virtual routing platform, Megaport Cloud Router (MCR), and added more capabilities.