|Packers' Harlan to delay retirement as CEO|
|Written by Admin|
|Saturday, 26 May 2007 10:22|
Jones, president and chief operating officer, was to have taken over for Harlan next week. The Packers did not elaborate on the reasons Saturday. Jones had open-heart surgery in June 2006.
``It's been a very difficult year but also a wonderful year in many respects,'' Jones said. ``I need to step back and recharge my batteries.''
Peter Platten, speaking on behalf of the team's executive committee, said it would be ``mutually beneficial for John to take a leave of absence while we continue our evaluation of the situation and collectively determine next steps.''
Harlan was supposed to have stepped down as CEO but remain board chairman.
``We are pleased that Bob has agreed to provide leadership continuity for the organization,'' Platten said. ``The executive committee has tremendous confidence in Bob and his capable staff.''