The Ethernet Alliance unveils officers and board of directors for 2022

July 19, 2022
The global consortium that comprises system and component vendors, industry experts, and university and government professionals is dedicated to the advancement and expansion of Ethernet technology and use cases.

The Ethernet Alliance has unveiled its 2022 board of directors and officers. The global consortium that comprises system and component vendors, industry experts, and university and government professionals is dedicated to the advancement and expansion of Ethernet technology and use cases.

Elected during the annual membership meeting in June 2022, the new board of directors includes:

  • Peter Jones, Cisco Systems, Inc. – chair
  • Chris Lyon, Amphenol Corp. – president
  • Jeffery Maki, Juniper Networks, Inc. – treasurer
  • Carl Wilson, Intel Corp. – secretary
  • David J. Rodgers, EXFO Inc.
  • John Calvin, Keysight Technologies, Inc.
  • Craig Carlson, Marvell Technology, Inc.
  • Dave Estes, Spirent Communications plc
  • Kishore Racherla, Broadcom Inc.

“One of Ethernet’s best traits is its ability to swiftly adapt to changing demands across applications, while resolutely maintaining its hallmark interoperability,” said Ethernet Alliance Chair Peter Jones. “From enterprises, to operational technology networks, to automotive, to edge computing, Ethernet delivers reliable performance up and down the value chain. The Ethernet Alliance is committed to its role as the Voice of Ethernet and promoting Ethernet’s continued growth and expansion.”

To aid in this mission the Ethernet Alliance has created several committees and subcommittees. Chairs confirmed at the recent meeting include:

  • George Zimmerman, CME Consulting – Technical chair
  • David Tremblay, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company – Power over Ethernet (PoE) Certification and Subcommittee chair
  • Orshi Abraham, Spirent Communications plc – Marketing chair
  • David J. Rodgers, EXFO Inc. – Events and Conferences chair
  • Pavel Zivny, Tektronix, Inc. – High-Speed Networking Subcommittee co-chair
  • Sam Johnson, Intel Corp. – High-Speed Networking Subcommittee co-chair
  • Bob Voss, Panduit Corp. – Single-Pair Ethernet Subcommittee chair
  • Mark Nowell, Cisco Systems, Inc. – Advisory Board Subcommittee chair.

The Ethernet Alliance notes that its plans to hold its second High-Speed Networking plugfest of the year during the second week of October. Following this past spring’s event (see “Ethernet Alliance resumes live High Speed Networking Plugfests”), the gathering this fall at the UNH InterOperability Lab will focus on upper layer interoperability testing and further physical layer conformance. Companies interested in participating in the plugfest event should contact the Ethernet Alliance.

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Stephen Hardy | Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

Stephen has moderated panels at numerous events, including the Optica Executive Forum, ECOC, and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. He also is program director for the Lightwave Innovation Reviews and the Diamond Technology Reviews.

He has written numerous articles in all aspects of optical communications and fiber-optic networks, including fiber to the home (FTTH), PON, optical components, DWDM, fiber cables, packet optical transport, optical transceivers, lasers, fiber optic testing, and more.

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