ACTA Announces Results of Interest Segment Elections

April 10, 2001 The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) announced the Interest Segment Election results of the Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (ACTA).

April 10, 2001 The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) (www.tiaonline.org) and the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) (www.atis.org) announced the Interest Segment Election results of the Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (ACTA). The ACTA is an open council that will serve as the 'gatekeeper' for maintaining Part 68 certification requirements for terminal equipment.

The council will consist of two primary representatives and one alternate from six different interest segments. Election results are as follows:

Interexchange Carrier (IXC) Interest Segment: Mr. Clifford Chamney, Sprint (primary representative).

Testing Laboratory (LAB) Interest Segment: Ms. Anh Wride, Communications Certification Laboratory, and Mr. Roland Gubisch, Intertek Testing Services NA Inc. (primary representatives); and Mr. Anh Nguyen, Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (alternate).

Local Exchange Carrier (LEC) Interest Segment: Mr. James Eitel, Qwest and Dr. Charles Bailey, SBC (primary representatives); and Mr. Charles Eppert, Verizon (alternate).

Network Equipment Manufacturer (NEM) Interest Segment: Mr. Maurice Levitt, Larscom Inc., and Mr. Pierre Adornato, Nortel Networks (primary representatives); and Mr. Steve Dennett, Motorola (alternate).

Other Interested Party (OIP) Interest Segment: Ms. Elizabeth Wilson, Self Help for Hard of Hearing People (SHHH) (primary representative).

Terminal Equipment Manufacturer (TEM) Interest Segment: Mr. Stephen Whitesell, Vtech (primary representative).

Two segments, TEM and OIP, resulted in a tie and will hold run-off elections, for primary and alternate representative. Results will be announced on April 18. Non-voting chair nominations are also due on April 18, and the chair election will occur during the May 2 Inaugural meeting in Bethesda, MD. A non-voting category called 'Invited Observer' will include members approved on a case-by-case basis by the council. Individuals are elected to a two-year term and may serve two terms.

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