Tellabs CEO Rob Pullen Says He Is Being Treated for Cancer
Pullen hasn’t shared what stage his cancer is in and continues working at the company full time, George Stenitzer, a spokesman for the Naperville, Illinois-based company, said in an interview. Pullen was named CEO of the networking equipment supplier in 2008, and has worked at the company since 1985.
Tellabs, which reported a loss of $188.4 million for 2011 citing economic uncertainty, appointed Andrew Szafran as chief financial officer this month. He succeeded Timothy Wiggins, who left the company in December to take a similar role at DeVry Inc. (DV) Tellabs is scheduled to report its first-quarter results on April 26.
“I am determined to fight it and beat it,” Pullen said in a statement today. “The doctors already are seeing some positive signs. My energy level is great.”
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