3Com names new CEO

Networking vendor 3Com has unveiled its new CEO, naming R. Scott Murray as the replacement for outgoing boss Bruce Claflin who has retired. Murray also assumes Claflin’s place on 3Com’s Board of Directors and will shortly become Chairman of the vendor’s joint venture in China, Huawei-3Com.

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By  Stuart Wilson Published  January 29, 2006

Networking vendor 3Com has unveiled its new CEO, naming R. Scott Murray as the replacement for outgoing boss Bruce Claflin who has retired. Murray also assumes Claflin’s place on 3Com’s Board of Directors and will shortly become Chairman of the vendor’s joint venture in China, Huawei-3Com. “After meeting with a number of highly qualified candidates, we found Scott extremely well-suited to lead 3Com into the future," said Eric Benhamou, Chairman at 3Com. “His ability to drive operations, grow revenue and increase profitability will be critical in accelerating the execution of 3Com's strategy and creating shareholder value.” “3Com has a sound strategy and incredible assets, including its core networking products; its industry leading security division, TippingPoint; and its joint venture with Huawei, all of which position it to become a leading vendor of secure, converged networking solutions for enterprise customers worldwide,” said Murray. “I am confident that my global operations background and experience in turning around international technology companies will help 3Com capitalize on its current momentum and continue our path to profitability. I look forward to working with the management team to grow the 3Com business and make it a world class industry leader that delivers value to its employees, customers, partners and investors,” he added. Prior to joining 3Com, Murray served as CEO of Modus Media International, a global provider of supply chain management and hosted services. During his time at Modus, Murray built up a reputation for operational excellent and a strong focus on revenue growth and new service offerings. He also played a key role expanding Modus’ operations in Europe and Asia, particularly in China.

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