Belden's Henry Franc appointed TIA TR-42 committee chair

April 4, 2022
Noted, longtime Belden engineer Franc is named chair of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)’s TR-42 Telecommunications Cabling Systems Engineering Committee.

Belden announced that its noted Technology Solutions Architect, Henry Franc, has been selected to be the chair of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)’s TR-42 Telecommunications Cabling Systems Engineering Committee.

The TR-42 Committee develops and maintains voluntary standards for telecommunications cabling infrastructure in user-owned buildings including commercial, residential, and industrial buildings, health care facilities and data centers.

The standards work covers requirements for cabling of all types, including copper and optical fiber cable and components, as well as installation and field testing.

Franc was elected to the position by his colleagues in the committee.

“The Belden team holds a unique perspective on standards work,” commented Franc. “I’m joined in this work by an extraordinary group of Belden professionals who share a passion for giving back and making an impact on the industry. Our goal is to ensure the standards are solid for customers today, while allowing them to adapt and advance with changing technology.”

“This team exemplifies one of Belden’s core values, which is ‘We Reach for Greatness,’” said Julie Furber, EVP, Smart Buildings, at Belden. “Henry and the team serve the TIA as volunteers. Their dedication is evident in their work to ensure the standards have a positive impact on customer outcomes and give them access to solutions that solve their greatest network and connectivity challenges. This work is selfless and customer-centric, which is what makes all of us at Belden most proud.”

Franc, alongside his colleague Ron Tellas, was also recently awarded a prestigious 2021 TIA Star Award which recognizes individuals for their commitment to and engagement in TIA initiatives.

Additionally, Franc was recently named the Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI) David K. Blythe, University of Kentucky Outstanding Member of the Year for 2021. This award honors members for their work to promote BICSI’s educational and professional development programs in the telecommunications industry.

According to Franc, "The end result of standards must benefit customers and remain product-agnostic. When the standards uphold their intention, as evidenced by Belden’s approach, technology integrates and functions properly, allowing customers to feel confident that all parts of their network will operate seamlessly today and into the future," he concluded.

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