Riedel, Nortel Talk Strategy

2/21/2006 8:42 AM Eastern

George Riedel will join Nortel Networks Corp. as chief strategy officer.

Riedel had been vice president of strategy and corporate development at Juniper Networks Inc.

In his new role at the telecommunications-equipment supplier, he will lead business development and mergers and acquisitions, as well as making decisions on emerging technologies, market opportunities and strategic partnerships.

He reports to CEO Mike Zafirovski.