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Association Committees

The Association for Passive Optical LAN has currently organized our advocacy and educational efforts into four committees focused on various topics of interest. These committees serve under the direction of the Association’s Board of Directors and are as follows:

  • Marketing Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Technology Committee
  • European Committee

Marketing Committee

The purpose of the Marketing Committee is to promote the Association for Passive Optical LAN and its activities. The Marketing Committee is composed of up to 15 members and is charged with creating announcements, publishing web content, organizing social media communications, and managing tradeshow, webinar, and conference activities.

The Marketing Committee is currently composed of the following members:

Committee Chairman: Thomas C. Ruvarac, Tellabs

Committee Vice-Chair: John Hoover, Tellabs

Secretary: Ray Barnes, Corning

Joe Chapin, 3M

John Short, IBM

Laura Godfrey, Optical Cable Corporation

Alan Bertsch, Qypsys

John Hoover, Tellabs

Betsey Conroy, The Seimon Company

Sarah Sousa, Zhone

Caraline McGinnis, VT Group

Arria Guilan, CommScope

Jamey Calloway, Optical Cable Corporation

Membership Committee

The purpose of the Membership Committee is to recruit new members into the Association for Passive Optical LAN. The Membership Committee is composed of up to 10 members and is focused on membership retention and provides oversight of member eligibility processes, membership outreach, and advises the Board on Association dues structure and benefits.

The Membership Committee is currently composed of the following members:

Committee Chairman: John Short, IBM

Committee Vice-Chair: David Hicks, Tellabs

Secretary: Vacant

Ryland Marek, 3M

Dave Hernjak, TE

Steve Jones, Siemon

Al Saxon, Vision Technologies

Technology Committee

The purpose of the Technology Committee is to provide both the public and Association members with technical analysis and data supporting the Association’s mission of education and advocacy of the Passive Optical LAN marketplace. The Technology Committee is composed of up to 15 members and provides oversight of Passive Optical LAN technical guidance, Association-sponsored training, and analyst-authored publications.

The Technology Committee is currently composed of the following members:

Committee Chairman: S. Blaine Overstreet, Leidos

Committee Vice-Chair: Sean Kelly, TE

Secretary: Matt Miller, Leidos

Aaron Labourdett, A.J. Labourdette, Inc.

Chris Willis, Corning

Paul Kopera, CSC

Emmett McGrath, CSC

Randy Miller, Graybar

Luis Farrolas, IBM

Craig Rowe, IBM

Mike Watts, Noovis

Michael Wilson, Tellabs

Lance Isler, Vision Technologies

Dustin Bateman, VT Group

Aaron Reale, VT Group

European Committee

The purpose of the recently formed European Committee is to promote the Association for Passive Optical LAN and its activities, and to recruit new members into the Organization in the European region. The European Committee is composed of up to 10 members.

The Membership Committee is currently soliciting member organizations for candidates.

Committee Chairman: Philippe Gabore, IBM

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