Ethernet Alliance re-ups Cisco, Amphenol fellows to lead board of directors

July 20, 2022
The Ethernet Alliance has announced the election of its 2022 officers slate and board of directors. Cisco's Peter Jones and Amphenol's Chris Lyon return to their respective board chair and president seats.
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The Ethernet Alliance (EA) has announced the election of its 2022 officers slate and board of directors. Cisco's Peter Jones and Amphenol's Chris Lyon return to their respective seats as board chair and president.

The newly elected EA leadership heralds the thriving Ethernet ecosystem and transformative advancements in Power over Ethernet (PoE) and Single-Pair Ethernet connectivity technologies, and multi-vendor interoperability demonstrations at OFC 2022 and the EA Spring High-Speed Networking (HSN) Plugfest showcasing speeds of up to 1.6 Tb/s

The global consortium dedicated to the advancement of Ethernet technologies notes that with the accelerating pace of technology innovation, increasing standardization activities, and the imminent arrival of higher speeds ranging up to 1.6 Tb/s, the organization’s leadership is at the forefront of a flourishing Ethernet technology ecosystem.

Elected during its annual membership meeting in June 2022, the Ethernet Alliance announced its 2022 board of directors as thus:

  • Peter Jones, Cisco Systems, Inc. – Chair and Board of Directors
  • Chris Lyon, Amphenol Corporation – President and Board of Directors
  • Jeffery Maki, Juniper Networks, Inc. – Treasurer and Board of Directors
  • Carl Wilson, Intel Corporation – Secretary and Board of Directors
  • David J. Rodgers, EXFO Inc. – Board of Directors
  • John Calvin, Keysight Technologies, Inc. – Board of Directors
  • Craig Carlson, Marvell Technology, Inc. – Board of Directors
  • Dave Estes, Spirent Communications plc – Board of Directors
  • Kishore Racherla, Broadcom Inc. – Board of Directors

Additionally, the Ethernet Alliance confirmed the following committee and subcommittee chairs for 2022:

  • George Zimmerman, CME Consulting – Technical Chair
  • David Tremblay, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company – Power over Ethernet (PoE) Certification and Subcommittee Chair
  • Orshi Abraham, Spirent Communications plc – Marketing Chair
  • David J. Rodgers, EXFO Inc. – Events and Conferences Chair
  • Pavel Zivny, Tektronix, Inc. – High-Speed Networking Subcommittee Co-Chair
  • Sam Johnson, Intel Corporation – High-Speed Networking Subcommittee Co-Chair
  • Bob Voss, Panduit Corporation – Single-Pair Ethernet Subcommittee Chair
  • Mark Nowell, Cisco Systems, Inc. – Advisory Board Subcommittee Chair

“One of Ethernet’s best traits is its ability to swiftly adapt to changing demands across applications, while resolutely maintaining its hallmark interoperability,” noted returning Ethernet Alliance chair, Peter Jones of Cisco Systems, Inc.

Jones continued, “From enterprises, to operational technology networks, to automotive, to edge computing, Ethernet delivers reliable performance up and down the value chain. The Ethernet Alliance is committed to its role as the 'Voice of Ethernet,' and promoting Ethernet’s continued growth and expansion.”

The organization has marked a number of successes thus far in 2022, including its OFC 2022 multi-vendor interoperability demonstration and the Spring High-Speed Networking (HSN) Plugfest.

The next Plugfest event is scheduled for the second week of October 2022. The October Plugfest will focus on upper layer interoperability testing in addition to further physical layer conformance. 

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