Cisco Makes Tech Management Changes


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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Cisco Systems Inc., a maker of computer networking equipment, said Tuesday that it made several management changes within its technology organization.

Mario Mazzola, senior vice president and chief development officer, made the following changes:

-- Named Charles H. Giancarlo chief technology officer. Giancarlo, 46, joined Cisco in 1994 and most recently was co-leader of network switching and several advanced technologies.

-- Appointed senior vice president Jayshree Ullal to lead the newly formed security technology group.

-- Appointed senior vice president Luca Cafiero to lead the newly formed data center, storage, switching and wireless technology group.

-- Assigned Tony Bates, vice president and general manager, sole responsibility for the carrier core multi-service business.

-- Named Kathy Hill, vice president and general manager, to oversee the newly formed mid-range and stackable switching technology group.

-- Assigned Kambiz Hooshmand, vice president and general manager, new responsibilities leading the optical and broadband transport technology group.

Shares fell 15 cents, or less than a percent, to close at $22.14 on the Nasdaq Stock Market. In recent after-hours trading, Cisco stock was changing hands at $22.38.

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