Dan Barrera

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Global Product Manager – Data Cable Testers

Dan Payerle Barrera is Global Product Manager – Data Cable Testers at IDEAL Networks where he manages product development, sales and marketing of the group’s data cable and network installation and maintenance test equipment. Prior to this, since 2008, he was the Business Unit Manager of Network Test Products.

Dan first began work in the LAN cabling industry with Wavetek in 1997 where he held several positions in the engineering, marketing and sales groups managing Wavetek's line of LAN and fiber optic test & certification products. He was the principal instructor for a Los Angeles-based technical training company creating curricula and conducting cabling installation and maintenance classes with customers in government and private sectors.

Dan enjoys public speaking and facilitation of technical presentations and hands-on training seminars for industry organizations such as BICSI, IBEW/NJATC and CEDIA. He came to IDEAL in 2004 as product manager of the Networks Test group and today oversees the development and marketing of test equipment for domestic and global markets. He represents IDEAL at the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) TR-42 committee, developing the latest standards for copper and fiber-optic cabling systems