The changes mark the transition from the post-merger, Pat Russo-led company into what Verwaayen, who joined the vendor in early September, hopes will be a revitalized and hungry organization. (See Verwaayen Takes the Helm at AlcaLu and The Diary of Ben V., Age 56.)
The overall reorganization takes effect on Jan. 1, 2009.
Joining Verwaayen to form the giant vendor's 14-strong management committee are:
Business process leaders
Verwaayen has created three new company-wide organizations, each with its own leader.
These two new AlcaLu organizations, according to the vendor, have been "created to significantly improve our pre sales and post sales activities, as well as the quality of our products and services."
Product and services leaders
According to AlcaLu, the following four internal groups "reflect the company’s focus on open innovation led by Bell Labs, state-of-the-art product and software innovation as well as its continued momentum in Services and Enterprise markets."
Group function leaders
The management team is rounded off with three senior executives who retain their current roles.
The reshuffle may mean that some other existing senior figures might be shown the exit door. Light Reading inquired about the roles that a number of specific individuals -- including Basil Alwan, the current head of the vendor's IP division and head of carrier portfolio strategy; Mary Chan, overall head of wireless; and Olivier Baujard, head of technology and Alcatel-Lucent France -- might have in the new AlcaLu. (See AlcaLu Expands Alwan's Role.) But the vendor says only that those, and other, divisional managers will continue in their posts until Jan. 1, and that "it will be the new leaders' role to build their teams."
Let the lobbying begin.
— Ray Le Maistre, International News Editor, Light Reading