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3Com Names Claflin's Successor

3Com named R. Scott Murray as its new president and CEO, taking over for Bruce Claflin, who is retiring.

On Friday, Marlborough, Mass.-based 3Com said that the change is effective immediately. Murray also assumes Claflin’s seat on 3Com’s board and will soon become chairman of 3Com’s joint venture with Chinese networking vendor Huawei Technologies, Huawei-3Com, according to a statement.

3Com two weeks ago announced Claflin’s retirement. He plans to act as a senior advisor to Murray and the board for six months.

“[Murray’s] ability to drive operations, grow revenue and increase profitability will be critical in accelerating the execution of 3Com’s strategy and creating shareholder value,” said 3Com Chairman Eric Benhamou in the statement.

Murray Friday was meeting with 3Com’s board and was not available for an interview, a spokesman said.

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