Nortel Appoints John J. Roese as Chief Technology Officer

Roese, a respected industry visionary and recognized authority on network convergence and emerging technologies, will be responsible for the Company’s overall R&D strategy and execution, directing future research across all product portfolios. In addition, he will work closely with the Chief Strategy Officer on emerging technologies, market opportunities and strategic partnerships.

“I’m pleased to announce the final appointment to my senior leadership cabinet, signing up John Roese to the key position of Chief Technology Officer,” said Mike Zafirovski, president and CEO. “Nortel has a rich and powerful heritage in innovation. As CTO, John will represent the heart and soul of that innovation engine and become the spiritual leader for our more than 12,000 engineers and developers.