Tellabs appoints new acting CFO and chief accounting officer

Tellabs (NASDAQ: TLAB) appointed Lawrence A. Rieger its acting chief financial officer (CFO), effective immediately. Rieger succeeds Tom Minichiello, who resigned to become chief financial officer at Westell.

As a partner with Crowe Horwath LLP, Rieger has worked closely with Tellabs since 2003. At Crowe Horwath since 2002, Rieger previously served as the managing partner and CEO of Crowe Horwath Global Risk Consulting Service. He holds a B.B.A. from Wayne State University, and is a certified public accountant.

Tellabs promoted Michael Miles from director finance to vice president finance and chief accounting officer. Miles joined Tellabs in 2005, bringing experience from UTStarcom, CommWorks, 3Com, US Robotics and other companies. He holds a B.B.A. from Loyola University Chicago and an M.B.A. from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.

Tellabs is part of the Ocean Tomo 300 Patent Index and several corporate responsibility indexes including the Maplecroft Climate Innovation Index, FTSX4Good and FTSX KLD indexes.