3Com Corp.’s top executives are moving from Silicon Valley to Massachusetts, the company announced recently.

CEO Bruce Claflin and several top executives will relocate to the company’s Marlborough, Mass., facility, where its enterprise network operations are based. The move is aimed at consolidating the company’s management team around its core business, 3Com said.

Making the trek from 3Com’s Santa Clara offices are Claflin, CFO Mark Slaven, executive vice-president of Operations Dennis Connors and a yet-to-be-named executive vice-president of sales.

Executives in charge of 3Com’s business development, corporate services and legal operations will stay in Santa Clara.