AT&T Wireless CEO getting out while the getting is good

James Allan Brady - Oct 16, 2007

So far we’ve bagged the Sprint Nextel CEO and the AT&T CEO this year. Next up is Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile, we just have to find a way to get it done before the end of the year.

Is being replaced by Ralph de la Vega, but he is staying around till the end of the year to make sure the transition is smooth. And to make sure this de la Vega guy doesn’t get any crazy ideas like renegotiation with Apple or letting the iPhone hackers play their games, no, can’t have any of that nonsense.

The guy has apparently been in the number one spot for 42 years, I didn’t even know AT&T wireless existed that long ago, but whatever, that’s a pretty amazing run. Overall, I’ve got to say he did a pretty good job. Sure, there are things he could have done better, like a more widespread 3G network, actually putting more bars in more places, and maybe actually lowering the number of dropped calls, but overall, I think he did alright.

AT&T Wireless CEO Stan Stigman steps down [via intomobile]

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