Dave Laurello is president and CEO of Stratus Technologies (@stratus4uptime). He rejoined Stratus in January 2000, coming from Lucent Technologies, where he held the position of vice president and general manager of the CNS business unit. At Lucent, Dave was responsible for engineering, product and business management and marketing. Prior to this, he was vice president of engineering of the carrier signaling and management business unit at Ascend Communications. From 1995 to 1998, Dave was vice president of hardware engineering and product planning at Stratus.