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Nortel Appoints New chief Procurement Officer


TORONTO – Nortel* [NYSE/TSX: NT] President and Chief Executive Officer Mike Zafirovski announced the appointment of Jeff Townley as Chief Procurement Officer.

Townley, whose appointment is effective immediately, will report to Joel Hackney, senior vice president, Global Operations and Quality. Townley will relocate to China and manage all of Nortel’s supplier relationships as well as all of Nortel’s annual purchases.

“Nortel continues to strengthen the Company’s leadership team, ensuring that we have world-class individuals with global business experience to drive our business forward,” said Hackney. “Jeff Townley brings decades of solid Nortel experience and performance to this role. He is the right person to drive our success in this critical position. Unwavering focus on supply chain excellence supports our larger objective of building Global Operations into a competitive advantage for Nortel.”

Townley assumes the Chief Procurement Officer role from John Haydon, who recently was named vice president and general manager, Network Partner Solutions, Global Services. A proven innovator and well respected within Nortel’s supplier community, Townley brings 24 years of experience at Nortel to his new position. He has served in various capacities of increasing responsibility at Nortel including senior management positions across the Operations function. Most recently, he was leader of the Business Transformation Strategic Procurement team.


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