Cisco announces reorganization

Aug. 27, 2001
August 27, 2001 Cisco Systems Inc. has announced a complete corporate reorganization.

August 27, 2001 Cisco Systems Inc. ( has announced a complete corporate reorganization in which it will convert its existing line of business structure (organized around service provider, enterprise, and commercial customers) to a centralized engineering and marketing organization.

Mario Mazzola has been named chief development officer, overseeing the 11 new technology groups that will be formed as a result of the reorg. He will report directly to Chambers. Mazzola was formerly in charge of Cisco's new business ventures group.

Jayshree Ullal takes over from Carl Russo, who is stepping down as group vice president, optical networking. Russo will now report to Ullal.

Former service provider boss Kevin Kennedy has left the company. Former CTO and chief strategy officer Michelangelo Volpi is now in an operational role under Mazzola, the company says. Volpi will head up Internet switching and services, the largest of the eleven new technology groups.

In other moves, Charlie Giancarlo, who led Cisco's commercial line of business, will now lead four of Cisco1s 11 technology groups. James Richardson will lead Cisco's marketing efforts.

The eleven new groups formed in the re-structuring are: access, aggregation, Cisco IOS [router software] technologies division (ITD), Internet switching and services, Ethernet access, network management services, core routing, optical, storage, voice, and wireless.

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