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Symbol's Cisco SnatchSymbol's Cisco Snatch

Symbol entices another top Cisco exec away with promises of life in the wireless fastlane of Holtsville, N.Y

October 22, 2002

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Symbol's Cisco Snatch

Wireless LAN networking player Symbol Technologies Inc. has managed to lure another top executive away from Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO), just months after nabbing Cisco heir apparent Bill Nuti for its president and COO.

The Holtsville, N.Y., company is planning to announce the coup tomorrow. However, Unstrung has learned from a Cisco employee familiar with the matter that the defector is Todd Abbott, former Group Vice-President, Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), Service Provider Sales, Cisco Europe.

Abbott's former personal assistant at Cisco France confirmed that he has left the company. "We don't know where he has gone," she says. "He's back in the U.S."

In fact, Abbott is already settling in to his new position as head of worldwide sales at Symbol. The company's HR department was trying to find us a telephone number where we could contact Abbott at the time this article went to press.

According to our Cisco source, it's no surprise that Abbott made the jump across the pond to work with Nuti again. Nuti apparently took a mentoring role with Abbott, and the pair worked together closely while at Cisco.

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