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Ethernet Alliance Announces 2013 Board of Directors and Officers
[February 21, 2013]

Ethernet Alliance Announces 2013 Board of Directors and Officers

BEAVERTON, Ore. --(Business Wire)--

The Ethernet Alliance, a global consortium dedicated to the continued success and advancement of Ethernet technologies, announced its newly elected Board of Directors members and officers for the 2013 term. The organization also highlighted the accomplishments of individual members, conferring special recognition for their efforts and leadership in driving numerous activities advancing the Ethernet Alliance. With the confirmation of its new Board of Directors and officers, the group is well-positioned to extend its pursuit of global Ethernet ecosystem growth and development, and support the next generation of Ethernet speeds, starting with 400 Gb/s Ethernet.

"Groundbreaking innovation and expansion made 2012 a pivotal year for the Ethernet Alliance. The forward-looking leadership of our Board and officers helped us realize critical milestones such as the first-ever Technology Exploration Forum focused on exploring end-users needs, the successful construction and operation of a 1Tb-capable fabric at the TeraFabric Plugfest, and our positive entry into China's evolving Ethernet landscape," said Ethernet Alliance President, Scott Kipp, principal engineer, Brocade. "Thanks to the dedication and hard work of our outgoing Board and officers, the Ethernet Alliance is poised for even greater successes in the year to come."

Elected and confirmed at the 2013 Ethernet Alliance Members Meeting in Santa Clara, California, newly seated officers include:

  • John D'Ambrosia, Dell (News - Alert) - Chairman, Board of Directors
  • Scott Kipp, Brocade - President, Treasurer
  • Manoj Wadekar, QLogic - Vice President
  • Howard Frazier, Broadcom - Secretary, Board of Directors

Newly confirmed board members include:

  • Dan Dove, AppliedMicro (News - Alert)
  • David Fair, Intel
  • Gilda Foss, NetApp
  • Matt Traverso, Cisco

During its annual members meeting, the Ethernet Alliance honored a select group of individuals for their outstanding efforts and success in promoting and advancing both Ethernet and the Ethernet Alliance. Honorees recognized for their work and leadership include:

  • Mario how, Dell
  • Anoop Ghanwani, Dell
  • Michael Githens, Ixia (News - Alert)
  • Mikkel Hagen, University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL)
  • Henry He, Ixia
  • Scott Kipp, Brocade Corporation
  • Valerie Maguire, Siemon Company
  • Ranganath Rao, Cisco (News - Alert) Systems, Inc.
  • Robert Reid, Panduit Corp.
  • Chauncey Schwartz, QLogic Corporation
  • Patrick Strick, NetApp Inc.
  • Manoj Wadekar, QLogic Corporation
  • Frank Yang, CommScope, Inc.

"2013 will be a dynamic, exciting year for the Ethernet Alliance; we still have much more work to do with 400GbE and Terabit Ethernet on the horizon. Our incoming Board of Directors and officers are among the industry's best and brightest, and we look forward to leveraging the fresh perspective, ideas, and expertise they bring with them," said Ethernet Alliance Chairman, John D'Ambrosia, chief Ethernet evangelist, CTO office, Dell. "By building on the firm foundation established in 2012, the Ethernet Alliance is ready to continue its global expansion and evolution, and overcome any challenges encountered on the path to the next generation of high-speed Ethernet."

For an overview of the Ethernet Alliance's accomplishments in 2012, please visit the Ethernet Alliance website at

For more information about the Ethernet Alliance, please visit, follow @EthernetAllianc on Twitter (News - Alert), visit its Facebook page, or join the EA LinkedIn group.

About the Ethernet Alliance

The Ethernet Alliance is a global consortium that includes system and component vendors, industry experts and university and government professionals who are committed to the continued success and expansion of Ethernet technology. The Ethernet Alliance takes Ethernet standards to market by supporting activities that span from incubation of new Ethernet technologies to interoperability demonstrations and education.

For more information about the Ethernet Alliance, please visit; follow @EthernetAllianc on Twitter; visit the Ethernet Alliance Facebook page; or join the Ethernet Alliance LinkedIn group. Individuals who would like to receive updates on Ethernet Alliance news, activities and events may sign up for the organization's newsletter at

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