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Belden Technology and Applications Manager Receives Prestigious Harry J. Pfister Award for Excellence in Telecommunications
[February 01, 2024]

Belden Technology and Applications Manager Receives Prestigious Harry J. Pfister Award for Excellence in Telecommunications

Belden Inc. (NYSE: BDC), a leading global supplier of network infrastructure and digitization solutions, is thrilled to announce that Ron Tellas, technology and applications manager, was recognized with the distinguished Harry J. Pfister Award for Excellence in the Telecommunications Industry.

The award was announced during a banquet at the BICSI Winter Conference and Exhibition, held at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, FL, on January 31st, 2024.

Presented by the University of South Florida College of Engineering, this recognition is bestowed annually upon industry professionals who have made outstanding and impactful contributions to the field of telecommunications. Nominees are evaluated based on their dedication to and promotion of the telecommunications profession and the scientific, technical or educational aspects of the industry. Established in 1982, the award is named after Harry J. Pfister, the founder of the BICSI Winter Conference.

With this award, Tellas joins an impressive list of innovators, including industry veteran Paul Kish, former director of systems and standards for Belden.

Tellas plays an active role in BICSI, regularly presenting at BICSI conferences and participating in panel discussions. He also has a dynamic role in many other industry initiatives, including the TIA TR-42 Telecommunications Cabling Systems Engineering Committee, ISO WG3 committee, Connected Technologies Industry Consortium, IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group and NFPA 70 Code-Making Panel 3.

With a telecommunications career that spans nearly 35 years and over 15 U.S. patents, Tellas has held a variety of engineering and technology roles. Toay, as Belden's technology and applications manager for LAN, he helps define the enterprise roadmap for technology and applications as a subject-matter expert in RF design and electromagnetic propagation.

"Belden is passionate about serving and educating the telecommunications industry," says Jay Wirts, Executive Vice President of Enterprise Solutions, "and no one is more committed to helping us carry out this mission than Ron. I'm proud to acknowledge him for this well-deserved honor."

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