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Tellabs board names Tobkin chairman

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NAPERVILLE -- Vincent H. Tobkin has been named chairman of the board of directors of Tellabs, succeeding Tellabs co-founder Michael J. Birck, who retired because of health issues.

Tobkin served as a Tellabs director since 2010. He was a senior adviser, retired director and global telecom/technology practice leader of Bain & Company from 1992 to 2009, general partner and founder of Sierra Ventures from 1984 to 1992, and a partner and consultant with McKinsey and Company from 1976 to 1984. A photo of Tobkin is available here.

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At the Tellabs annual meeting, stockholders elected directors Alex Mashinsky, Gregory J. Rossmann, Vincent H. Tobkin and Mikel H. Williams to serve as Tellabs directors through 2016. Mashinsky is a new Tellabs director.

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