Sprint Nextel loses COO Len Lauer

Aug 21 2006 - 06:30 PM ET | Backpage, Sprint Nextel

Sprint Nextel has announced that COO Len Lauer has left the company effective immediately. His responsibilities will be assumed by CEO Gary Forsee. Sprint will not be hiring a new COO.

"Len has been an important part of the Sprint team for the past eight years and provided strong leadership and counsel. We thank him for his many contributions and wish him well," said Forsee.

No cause for the sudden departure was given.