Remembering Rob Pullen
Last week I lost my colleague and friend, Rob Pullen, to colon cancer. He spent 28 years giving his all to make Tellabs a great company. We’re going to miss Rob a lot. Our thoughts and prayers remain with his family.
Yesterday, employees gathered in front of our global headquarters for a memorial service. People shared great memories of Rob, including:
“Rob was human, he was smart, and he was kind. That’s what he gave to us.” – Chuck Bernstein
“He was a mentor to me from day one, and he was great at communicating and teaching. He’d do anything to help you learn.” – Stu Benington
“It’s up to all of us to serve Rob well and make Tellabs successful.” – Roger Heinz
“Rob worked hard as hell, and he always took care of people too.” – George Stenitzer
“One word comes to mind when I think about Rob—passion. He had infinite passion. He loved this company.” – Vikram Saksena
Rob taught us so much. Now we must be dedicated to moving forward with the things we learned from him. We’re going to make Tellabs better, faster and stronger. We’ll make Rob proud.
If you’d like to share your memories of Rob, please do so in the comments below or on Facebook.