Nortel (NT) President and Chief Executive Officer Mike Zafirovski has announced the appointment of Jeff Townley as chief procurement officer.

Townley assumes the Chief Procurement Officer role from John Haydon, who recently was named vice president and general manager, Network Partner Solutions, Global Services. 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.

Townley will relocate to China and manage all of Nortel's supplier relationships as well as all of Nortel's annual purchases.

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