PARIS, Dec. 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alcatel-Lucent today announced the appointment of Tim Krause as Chief Marketing Officer, effective January 1st, 2014.
Tim Krause will report to Michel Combes and will be a member of the Company's Leadership team. As Chief Marketing Officer, Tim Krause will be responsible for our global marketing efforts as well as external communications. In this new role, he will also lead our diversification strategy and the development of our business in five key segments: Cable, Webscale, Large Technical Enterprises, Strategic Industries and Government Driven Broadband Initiatives.
Michel Combes said : " Tim Krause has a deep knowledge of our customer challenges and needs. He is a well-respected professional of our industry and I'm very pleased to welcome him in the Alactel-Lucent Leadership team that he will nicely complement."Tim Krause added : "The Shift Plan has already set the company on the right path to anticipate market trends and customer expectations. From my recent experience as head of the customer team for AT&T, I know first hand that we have invested in the right technologies at the right time. I'm excited about this new opportunity to strengthen the company's impact in the broader marketplace." Most recently, Tim Krause served as Senior Vice President, in charge of the AT&T customer team. He has over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, having held various positions in engineering, product line management, product strategy, and marketing in Alcatel. He led the development of its end-to-end offer in IP video and triple play. He has been a Director of Telecommunications Industry Association and served as a Director of 2Wire, Inc. Tim Krause holds a Bachelor's degree in Physics from William Jewell College and an M.B.A. in Business Management from the University of Dallas. About Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) Alcatel-Lucent is at the forefront of global communications, providing products and innovations in IP and cloud networking, as well as ultra-broadband fixed and wireless access to service providers and their customers, enterprises and institutions throughout the world. Underpinning Alcatel-Lucent in driving the industrial transformation from voice telephony to high-speed digital delivery of data, video and information is Bell Labs, an integral part of Alcatel-Lucent and one of the world's foremost technology research institutes, responsible for countless breakthroughs that have shaped the networking and communications industry. Alcatel-Lucent innovations have resulted in the company being recognized by Thomson Reuters as a Top 100 Global Innovator, as well as being named by MIT Technology Review as amongst 2012's Top 50 "World's Most Innovative Companies". Alcatel-Lucent has also been recognized for innovation in sustainability, being named Industry Group Leader for Technology Hardware & Equipment sector in the 2013 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices review for making global communications more sustainable, affordable and accessible, all in pursuit of the company's mission to realize the potential of a connected world. With revenues of Euro 14.4 billion in 2012, Alcatel-Lucent is listed on the Paris and New York stock exchanges (Euronext and NYSE: ALU). The company is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com, read the latest posts on the Alcatel-Lucent blog http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/blog and follow the Company on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Alcatel_Lucent. Alcatel-Lucent Press Contacts SIMON POULTER firstname.lastname@example.org T : +33 (0)1 40 76 50 84 ALCATEL-LUCENT INVESTOR RELATIONS MARISA BALDO email@example.com T : + 33 (0) 1 4076 1120 TOM BEVILACQUA firstname.lastname@example.org T : + 1 908-582-7998 CORALIE SPAETER email@example.com T : +33 (0)1 40 76 49 08 Alcatel-Lucent_UK http://hugin.info/138255/R/1751011/590184.pdf HUG#1751011