Frank Straka joined Panduit as an engineer over 12 years ago and has been part of the development of many of the innovative products Panduit sells today. He holds 29 patents in copper connectivity and cable design. Frank is active in the TIA TR42.7 standards group, which is developing new standards to support new applications like higher power PoE, 28 AWG patch cords, and field terminable plugs. He is a frequent speaker at conferences such as BICSI on new copper developments. Frank has an MBA from Northwestern University, a Master’s degree from Syracuse University, and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame.