Optical Internetworking Forum elects new leadership

Oct. 11, 2001--The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) announced it has elected a new board of directors for 2001-2002. The board oversees the long-term direction of the Forum and coordinates the efforts of OIF working groups.

The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) announced it has elected a new board of directors for 2001-2002. The board oversees the long-term direction of the Forum and coordinates the efforts of OIF working groups.

OIF's newly elected officers include President and Chairman Sid Chaudhuri, director of network architecture at Tellium; Vice President Bob Tkach, chief technical officer at Celion Networks; Treasurer Tom Afferton, district manager of transport architecture at AT&T; and Vice President of Marketing Gerry Barañano, vice president of sales at Nortel Networks. Board members-at-large include John McDonough, technology standards manager at Cisco Systems; Rick Barry, co-founder and chief technology officer at Sycamore Networks, Inc; and Joe Berthold, vice president of network architecture at Ciena Corporation. New committee leaders include Technical Committee Chair Steve Joiner, department manager of Agilent Lab's communication and optical research laboratory at Agilent Technologies; Technical Committee Vice Chair Dan Spears, director of optical network services at Ciena Corporation; and Market Awareness and Education Committee Chair Amy Copley, senior manager of product marketing at Sycamore Networks, Inc.

About the OIF:

Launched in April of 1998, the OIF is a non-profit organization with 330+ member companies to date, including many carriers and vendors. As an industry group uniting representatives from packet and voice networks, the OIF helps advance the standards and methods of optical networks. For more information, visit www.oiforum.com.

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