Here's one of many reasons: In April, Advanced Fibre Communications Inc. (AFC) (Nasdaq: AFCI) executive Corey Geiger stepped down to spend time with his family, according to AFC's PR bods. However, about a month later, Geiger turns up at Pedestal Networks Inc., located some 70 family-friendly miles away from his desk at AFC (see Geiger Steps Up to Pedestal and AFC's Marketing VP Resigns ).
Of course, this isn't an example of Geiger being elusive -- he did have a month off to spend with family, after all. Maybe it's more a matter of AFC PR being ill-informed. Or something.
Headcount wonders how many families will be overdosing on Quality Time once Tellabs Inc. (Nasdaq: TLAB; Frankfurt: BTLA) completes its acquisition of AFC. The thought gives us pause as we ponder the 31-hour commute between AFC and Tellabs.
Enough family talk. Let's review some of the other hirings and firings of the past few days:
Kelly's experience and influence are likely to help Arroyo (see Top MSOs Assist Arroyo). But questions remain as to whether she was running towards opportunity or away from a turbulent situation at Insight.
In 2003, the MSO lost about 9,000 Louisville subscribers, nearly 3 percent of its customers in its largest market, according to Broadcasting and Cable. The paper reports that cable giant Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) owns half of Insight and could trigger a provision next year to acquire the MSO, a move that likely would shake up Insight's executive ranks.
Here are some of the other appointments and disappointments from the past several days:
- Source: Telcordia Sends Out Feelers
- JDSU Scores a Q4 Hit
- Ciena CFO Named to Brix Board
- Golden Telecom Names New CFO
- Sommer Time for Motorola
- Juniper Hires 3 Execs
- Sonus Files, Share Price Rockets
- AMCC's CFO to Retire
- Lucent Retirees Uncover Document
- Data Center Staff Are Revolting
- Siemens Makes Management Changes
— Phil Harvey, News Editor, Light Reading