Alcatel and Lucent Technologies announced today they are forming a joint team to lead their integration and transition planning. The companies announced on April 2 that they are merging to form a $25 billion entity. The team will be comprised of an integration program office, dedicated work groups and a steering council. As previously announced, Christian Reinaudo was appointed EVP (executive vice president) integration program office leader for Alcatel, and Janet Davidson, chief strategy officer of Lucent Technologies, was appointed EVP integration program office leader for Lucent Technologies. The steering council members representing Alcatel are president and COO Mike Quigley, CFO Jean-Pascal Beaufret, and Reinaudo. Members representing Lucent are COO Frank D'Amelio, CFO John Kritzmacher, and Davidson. Alcatel chairman and CEO Serge Tchuruk and Lucent Technologies chairman and CEO Patricia Russo will co-chair the integration process.