August 25, 2008

Roger J. Heinz to Lead Tellabs Global Sales and Services

NAPERVILLE, Ill., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tellabs named Roger J. Heinz, 45, executive vice president of global sales and services, effective Sept. 15. A top telecom industry executive, Heinz has more than 20 years of experience, primarily at Alcatel-Lucent and its predecessors.

At Tellabs, Heinz will be responsible for sales and services globally. He will lead key growth initiatives, new business development and strategies to gain market share. He will head Tellabs' Global Sales and Services organization of more than 1100 people, which is focused on mobile and fixed- line service providers.

"Heinz has a consistent track record of finding solutions to customers' business challenges and delivering value to help customers succeed," said Rob Pullen, Tellabs president and chief executive officer. "His international experience, background in multiple disciplines, deep understanding of technology and keen industry insight will benefit Tellabs and our customers."

Heinz recently served at Alcatel-Lucent as president of the IP-NGN (Internet Protocol-Next Generation Networks) core business unit. He has held a series of leadership positions including sales, marketing and business development.

He holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois and an M.S. in electrical engineering from Cornell University.

Editor's note: a biography and photograph of Roger J. Heinz is available at

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