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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Joel Hackney, Nortel’s former top executive at its RTP campus, is now senior vice president of sales and marketing and president for field operations at

The network technology firm bought the Nortel enterprise business unit as part of Nortel’s bankruptcy liquidation. Hackney joined Avaya.

Avaya confirmed to ChannelWeb that Hackney replaced Todd Abbott.

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In other news, Bloomberg reported that a group of disabled Nortel workers in Canada have lost their court fight against a $54 million settlement with former workers and pensioners.

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