Tellabs Inc. CEO Rob Pullen has revealed that he is battling cancer. The company released the news Friday in the form of a letter, published in its entirety below.
Dear Stockholders, Customers, Employees and Friends,
I recently went to the doctor, and was diagnosed with colon cancer. I am determined to fight it and beat it.
I'm working during the course of my treatment. I started chemotherapy a few weeks ago, and the doctors already are seeing some positive signs. My energy level is great.
We have a strong management and executive team to lead our business and take care of our customers. We're focused on moving Tellabs' business forward. I'm pleased that I have full support from our Board of Directors and Tellabs employees.
I'll let you know if my health situation changes. I appreciate your understanding and support.
CEO & President
April 20, 2012
Light Reading wishes Pullen well in his fight, which we're convinced he will win.
â€” The Staff, Light Reading