November 23, 2009 --Valerie Maguire, global sales engineer for Siemon, has been re-elected as vice-chair of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) TR-42.7 Copper Cabling Systems Subcommittee. The election represents Maguire’s fifth consecutive term in a leadership role on this subcommittee, which develops key standards for copper cabling systems.
Maguire previously served the maximum two terms as chair of the subcommittee as well as holding the vice-chair position for two terms, beginning in 2001. Maguire has actively participated in TIA standards formulation since 1995 and currently serves as document editor for multiple TIA standards.
TIA TR-42.7 develops standards for balanced twisted-pair cabling systems and is the formulating group that authored the ANSI/ TIA-568-B.2-10 (category 6A) and recently published ANSI/TIA-568-C.2 standards. The subcommittee specifies twisted-pair connecting hardware, patch cord, and cable requirements, including test procedures, performance limits, and test instrument parameters.
Ms. Maguire received her B.S.E.E. degree from the University of Connecticut and actively participates in working groups responsible for the development and publication of telecommunications standards. Her expertise is focused in the fields of balanced twisted-pair and fiber optic telecommunications cabling, connecting hardware, and cables.
She is the vice-chair of the TIA TR-42.7 copper cabling sub-committee and TIA TR-42 appointed liaison to IEEE 802.3. She has authored over 45 technical articles and engineering papers, holds one U.S. Patent, and received the 2008 Harry J. Pfister Award for Excellence in Telecommunications from BICSI.