Alcatel-Lucent appoints David J Geary to lead its Wireless division
New president of Wireless activities, including the rollout of 4G LTE and the lightRadio™ family
Paris, November 16, 2012 – Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) has appointed David J. Geary as president of its Wireless division, effective January 1, 2013.
Mr. Geary, who was previously president of the Wireline division, will assume responsibility for the development and introduction of Alcatel-Lucent’s portfolio of mobile radio access products and technologies. These include solutions for 4G LTE, WCDMA, GSM, CDMA, and Small Cells base stations and the lightRadio™ family of innovations which address several key operator needs for today and tomorrow, such as addressing data demand, capacity management and operational efficiency.
In his new role, Mr. Geary will report to Philippe Keryer, president of the newly-formed Networks & Platforms Business Group. Starting January 1, 2013, the Wireline division will be headed by Federico Guillen.
Ben Verwaayen, CEO, Alcatel-Lucent, said: “Firstly, I would like to thank Wim Sweldens for his energetic leadership of the Wireless division, which has resulted in the development of lightRadio, more than 25 major commercial contracts for our LTE solutions, and involvement in more than 70 LTE trials worldwide. He has clearly helped us to be at the forefront of LTE.”
Commenting on Mr. Geary’s appointment, Mr. Verwaayen added: “David takes over the Wireless leadership at a time of exciting and dramatic evolution in mobile communications, with 4G LTE services launching throughout the world and the proliferation of smartphones and tablet devices driving consumer demand for next generation wireless technologies.”
About David J Geary
Mr. Geary was president of Alcatel-Lucent’s Wireline division in January, 2009. Previous roles include President of Switching Division, President of Application Solutions at Lucent, COO of Lucent’s Integrated Network Solutions Group, and Senior VP of North American sales for Lucent’s Service Provider Networks division.
Before joining Lucent, Mr. Geary served in a variety of planning, engineering, operations and staff assignments with the Network Systems division of AT&T.
Mr. Geary holds a Masters Degree in Management from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, and a BSEE from Bradley University.
About Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU)
The long-trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments around the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a leading innovator in the field of networking and communications technology, products and services. The company is home to Bell Labs, one of the world’s foremost research centers, responsible for breakthroughs that have shaped the networking and communications industry. Alcatel-Lucent was named one of MIT Technology Review’s 2012 Top 50 list of the “World’s Most Innovative Companies” for breakthroughs such as lightRadio™, which cuts power consumption and operating costs on wireless networks while delivering lightning fast Internet access. Through such innovations, Alcatel-Lucent is making communications more sustainable, more affordable and more accessible as we pursue our mission – Realizing the Potential of a Connected World.
With operations in more than 130 countries and one of the most experienced global services organizations in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The Company achieved revenues of Euro 15.3 billion in 2011 and is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.