March 20, 2007 -- HomePlug powerline applications provider Arkados announced that the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) has named Dr. J. C. Stoffel as a Fellow of the Society. According to a press release, the IEEE has recognized Stoffel "for technical leadership in the development of imaging systems," with a number of technologies in multiple application areas.
Most recently, Stoffel served as chairman and acting CEO of Aster Wireless, Inc., which was this month acquired by Arkados. With the completion of the acquisition, Stoffel has joined Arkados Group's technical and business advisory panel.
In addition, Stoffel serves on the boards of Harris Corporation (Melbourne FL); HSTX Networks (Raleigh Durham, NC); and the Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI), a technology and IP development institution based in Hong Kong. He is also on the Research and Graduate Studies Advisory Council of the University of Notre Dame and served as chairman of the board of the Information Technology Industry Council (ITIC) of Washington DC until December 2006.
According to the release, the IEEE Fellow is one of the institute's most prestigious honors, and is bestowed upon a very limited number of the IEEE's senior members who have made outstanding contributions to the electrical and information technologies and sciences for the benefit of humanity and the profession. In February, the IEEE also honored Stoffel with its Management Award for leadership. This award recognized Stoffel's management of multiple very large organizations, as well as significant digital technology transitions at Xerox and Kodak.
Stoffel retired from Eastman Kodak in 2005 and served as senior vice president, director of R&D worldwide, and chief technical officer during his approximately eight years with the company. In addition, he spent over 20 years with Xerox Corporation, serving in numerous leadership roles, including VP of corporate research and technology and VP and general manager of the company's advanced imaging business unit.
Stoffel holds over 28 US patents, numerous foreign patents, and is the author/editor of a graduate reference text, Binary Image Processing and Applications.