About Us

The Association for Passive Optical LAN is a non-profit organization composed of manufacturers, distributors, integrators, and consulting companies who are actively involved in the Passive Optical LAN marketplace. Our members support the growth and education of the Passive Optical LAN industry and are focused on formulating solutions on how best to market, install, educate, and support this burgeoning field.

Our Mission

The Association for Passive Optical LAN advocates the education and global adoption of passive optical networks for the local area network marketplace.

Board of Directors

  • Board Chairman: Paul Mills, Excel Networking
  • Director: Alan Bertsch, Qypsys
  • Director: Roland Feldman, DZS
  • Director: Matt Miller, AECOM
  • Director: Gayla Arrindell, Corning
  • Director: Brian Hardy, ITConnect
  • Director: John Hoover, Tellabs

Officers

  • President: Thomas C. Ruvarac, Tellabs
  • Vice-President: Open
  • Secretary and Treasurer: Gypsy Sonny, Qypsys

Committees

The Association has currently organized our members into four Committees focused on a variety of activities.

Membership Committee:

  • Alan Bertsch, Chair (Qypsys)

Technology Committee:

  • Brian Hardy, Chair (ITConnect)

Marketing Committee:

  • John Hoover, Chair (Tellabs)

European Committee:

  • Paul Ryan, Chair (Temple)

Asia-Pacific Committee:

  • Leon Zhang, Chair (Huawei)

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